Fit for 55: Building Factsheet

The European Commission (‘EC’) adopted ‘Fit for 55’ encompassing a package of proposals to make the EU’s climate, energy, land use, transport and taxation policies fit for reducing net greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55% by 2030, compared to 1990 levels.

Fit for 55 is a suite of legislative tools to deliver on the targets agreed in the European Climate Law and fundamentally transform our economy and society for a fair, green and prosperous future.

Measures to promote decarbonization of buildings are an integral part of Fit for 55, including:

  • Indicative Member State Contributions to EU-wide energy efficiency targets
  • Legal mandates to make energy efficiency a priority in planning and investment decisions
  • Required renovation rates of 3% by Member States of the total floor area of all public buildings
  • Energy use reduction targets of 1.7% per year in the public sector by Member States
  • Recommended public sector use Energy Performance Contracts in the renovation of large non-residential buildings
  • Contractual rights on heating, cooling and hot water

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