Sustainable and healthy buildings. Reaching the goals of the EU Green Deal – online event

On May 17, the CEPI Secretariat attended the online event Sustainable and healthy buildings. Reaching the goals of the EU Green Deal.

The event, moderated by Ms Mariam Zaidi, Journalist at EURACTIV, was opened by CEO of Velux, Mr Biggs, who presented the new Velox report “Healthy homes Barometer 2022”, available here. Panellists debated on the recast of the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) as a key tool to achieving the ambitious goals set in the Fit For 55 Package and ensuring future-proof building stock.

The importance of a holistic and multi-benefit approach to such a legislative proposal, and the whole debate about energy and sustainability, was underlined. The main challenges and opportunities of this proposal were also mentioned. The importance of speeding up the pan-European process of improving the energy efficiency of bindings was welcomed by all as a key element of achieving the set energy targets.

Speakers of the event included Mr David Briggs, CEO of Velux, Mr Thibault Roy, Policy Officer at the Directorate-General for Energy of the European Commission, Member of the European Parliament Mr Morten Petersen, Vice-Chair of the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy, Mr Martin Pejrimovsky, Energy and atomic issues attaché at the Czech Permanent Representation to the EU, Ms Adeline Rochet, Senior Policy Advisor, E3G, Ms Elisabeth Hoffmann, EU Public Affairs Manager at Velux.

The recording of the event, organized by Euractiv and supported by Velux, is available here.