EED and EPBD reviews – Activating the Renovation Wave to meet the EU’s climate ambition

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An EU ETS mechanism for buildings Priority to fixing the EED and EPBD

March 2021 An EU ETS mechanism for buildings Priority to fixing the EED and EPBD It is Glass for Europe’s conviction that to achieve the ambitious target on CO2 emission reduction of minus 55% by 2030 as proposed by the European Commission[1], drastic cuts in CO2 emissions from the building sector will be needed in

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Reviewing the Energy Efficiency Framework to generate a window replacement wave

Reviewing the Energy Efficiency Framework to generate a window replacement wave The window, door and flat glass industry welcomes the publication of the Commission’s communication “A Renovation Wave for Europe – greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives”[1]. The objective to double the annual energy renovation rate of residential and non-residential buildings by 2030 represents

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Sustainable finance – EU classification system for green investments

December 2020 Glass for Europe’s comments to Sustainable finance – EU classification system for green investments   The European flat glass sector takes it as its role to produce the materials essential for conducting energy-efficient renovations of buildings, for supporting clean mobility with lighter and thermally efficient automotive glazing and for increasing the share of

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Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism

  Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism Flat glass sector’s considerations on a future European mechanism The European Commission announced its intention to propose by mid-2021 a carbon border adjustment mechanism (CBAM) for a few sectors, as a pilot phase. Glass for Europe issued in January 2020 its 2050 vision to maximize the European flat glass sector’s

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Position paper on the proposed new Climate Law

Position paper on the proposed new Climate Law The first step towards carbon neutrality Glass for Europe, the trade association of Europe’s flat glass sector, welcomes the proposal from the European Commission to enshrine in law the objective for the EU to achieve climate-neutrality by 2050. The flat glass sector has embraced the climate neutrality

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Flat Glass in Climate-Neutral Europe

The flat glass sector is indispensable to the massive decarbonisation of the building, transport and energy sectors, which represent the lion’s share of Europe’s CO2 emissions. Flat glass manufacturing is also an energy-intensive activity. The sector takes it as its duty to reduce its own CO2 emissions, which represents a significant challenge in moving towards

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Minimum Performance Requirements for Windows

Minimum performance requirements for window replacement in the residential sector   As required by the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, EU Member States have to set cost-optimal minimum energy performance requirements for the replacement of building elements such as windows. The map and the table below illustrate how EU Member States have implemented this 2012 EPBD requirement

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The benefits of Window Energy Labelling

  The benefits of Window Energy Labelling Providing meaningful and intelligible information to consumers on the energy performance of the products they purchase is effective at reducing energy demand, bringing savings to households and helping cut GHG emissions. Energy labels have demonstrated to be an efficient information tool for consumers and can be applied to

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European Energy Efficiency Industries call on Energy Council to equip the energy efficiency market with ambitious enabling framework

8th June 2018 To: Members of the Energy Council RE:  European Energy Efficiency Industries call on Energy Council to equip the energy efficiency market with ambitious enabling framework Dear Minister, You are facing a once-in-a decade opportunity to truly boost the energy efficiency market in Europe. Doing so will bring multiple benefits for European industry,

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