Today, through a range of highly efficient existing technologies and at affordable costs, it is possible to significantly reduce and optimise energy needs in buildings. Yet, the yearly energy renovation rate in the European Union remains well under 1% of the total building stock. 

APPLiA supports the decarbonisation objectives of the Green Deal and appreciates the need for an ambitious package of policy measures. Nevertheless, the current proposals risk missing the goal. In this paper, we explain what should be modified or improved. 

With 97% of EU buildings in need of renovation, the EU Renovation Wave Initiative and the upcoming targeted revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) represent a true opportunity to boost both energy efficiency and indoor environmental quality that cannot be missed. 

In view of the UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26), several industry associations representing the home appliance industry in different parts of the world would like to remark the home appliance recommendations to achieve the goals set by the UN in the fight against Climate Change.

The undersigned European trade associations strongly welcome the principles and the objectives of the new Better Regulation Communication and share recommendations to further improve the EU policy-making process.

The Machinery Directive is unquestionably the single most important piece of legislation for the European manufacturing industry. It is important that the future legislative framework retains the balance between safety and innovation whilst offering the necessary consistency for manufacturers and users alike.

The undersigned organisations support the EU Commission’s objective to improve the sustainability of batteries, while protecting the competitiveness of the Single Market. Given the extent of the changes, we call on co-legislators to provide economic operators with the necessary time to duly implement due requirements.

To curb our emissions and keep temperature levels well below +1.5oC, in accordance with the EU’s Green Deal and our international obligations, the replacement and modernisation of our heating and cooling systems is vital.

This paper provides tangible recommendations to remove bottlenecks in harmonised standardisation. In view of the upcoming standardisation strategy, a constructive dialogue to find synergies will be necessary to fulfil the strategic value of standardisation.