The European Parliament and the Council of the European Union have adopted Directive (EU) 2018/844 of May 30 2018 amending Directive 2010/31/EU on the energy performance of buildings and Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency.

Most relevant for the scope of the FEEDSCHOOLS project are amendments to Directive 2010/31/EU that introduce Article 2a devoted to long-term renovation strategies. Namely, each Member States is required to establish a long-term renovation strategy to support the renovation of the national stock of residential and non-residential buildings, both public and private, into a highly energy efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050, facilitating the cost-effective transformation of existing buildings into nearly zero-energy buildings

The long-term renovation strategies shall encompass, among others, the identification of cost-effective approaches to renovation relevant to the building type and climatic zone, considering potential relevant trigger points, where applicable, in the life-cycle of the building. Also policies and actions to stimulate cost-effective deep renovation of buildings, including staged deep renovation, and to support targeted cost-effective measures and renovation for example by introducing an optional scheme for building renovation passports, shall be covered the long-term renovation strategies by Member States. In addition to policies and actions to target all public buildings, each long-term renovation strategy will be equipped with an evidence-
based estimate of expected energy savings and wider benefits, such as those related to health,
safety and air quality.

The respective roadmap for the each long-term renovation strategy shall set measures and domestically established measurable progress indicators as well as include indicative milestones for 2030, 2040 and 2050, and specify how they contribute to achieving the Union’s energy efficiency targets in accordance with Directive 2012/27/EU.

In order to support the mobilisation of investments into the building renovation needed to achieve these goals Member States shall facilitate access to appropriate mechanisms for the reduction of the perceived risk of energy efficiency operations for investors and the private sector as well as for the use of public funding to leverage additional private-sector investment or address specific market failures.

At the same time the European Commission shall collect and disseminate, at least to public authorities, best practices on successful public and private financing schemes for energy efficiency renovation as well as information on schemes for the aggregation of small-scale energy efficiency renovation projects.