Consultations: Review of the Construction Products Regulation & renovation wave’ initiative

The EU Commission launched  a “feedback request” on the Review of the Construction Products Regulation. Feedback period 17 June 2020 – 19 August 2020.  

  • In order to materialise the commitments of the European Green Deal and the Circular Economy Action Plan, a comprehensive environmental footprint assessment system has to be established to increase sustainability of construction products and contribute to the sustainability of construction works. This system needs to be aligned with horizontal policies, whilst covering the sector specific needs at the level of the environmental assessment of buildings and other construction works. Finally, there is a need to explore possibilities to enhance the greening of construction sector via requirements for such products, in accordance with or similarly to the emerging general environmental product policies (e.g. design principles facilitating repair, re-use and recycling and minimum recycled content quota).

Be also informed that until the 9th July, it is possible to provide feed back regarding the “Energy efficiency in buildings – consultation on ‘renovation wave’ initiative” 

  • This initiative is an opportunity for scaling up current rates, with lower hassle and inconvenience for people living in the renovated buildings. There are many benefits for citizens and businesses, from consuming less energy to healthier homes, and saving money. Renovation at neighbourhood and urban scale will also enable more solutions for renewable energy, advanced district heating and cooling, waste management, sustainable mobility and social cohesion. Boosting energy performance of buildings will help to alleviate energy poverty and improve comfort, sanitary and living conditions.

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