Brussels – PU Europe has welcomed amendments to the European Union’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. The amendments could lead to greater sales of polyurethane building insulation.
The increased sales could arise because the amendment is likely to speed renovation of buildings across the EU.
The amendment calls specifically for stakeholders to get ready to implement the 2010 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. It also calls on EU decision makers to finalise parts of the Clean Energy Package.
The amendment calls for a ‘long-term renovation strategy’ which will ‘transform than national stock into a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050’.
PU Europe is the association which represents all the national polyurethane insulation associations at the EU level. Its managing director is Arnaud Duvielguerbigny.
He said: ‘This clarifies that the focus should be on the building envelope.’
However, the Energy Efficiency Directive and Governance Regulation must be passed in the correct form, Duvielguerbigny said. The amendment will be thwarted if they are not.
‘The success of this revised EPBD is not at all granted and the job is not ended,’ he warned in a statement.
The amending directive now goes to the Council of ministers. This body is expected to rubber stamp the decision in the next two to three months.