Position Paper

Zero-Emission Buildings: renewable energy delivered through grids is key

Eurogas and the undersigned organisations support an ambitious and cost-efficient decarbonisation of the European building stock. We need to strive for smart, efficient, integrated, and increasingly renewable-based energy systems where local circumstances and consumers’ needs are fully considered. For the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, we call on decision makers to fully recognise the important role of energy infrastructure to enable a range of renewable and energy efficient solutions to decarbonise buildings. Those renewables can be produced onsite, nearby or delivered through energy grids.

To realise the decarbonisation of the building stock, it is therefore essential to extend the possibility to cover renewable energy demand of zero-emission buildings to all renewable energy sources, including renewable energy delivered through the grids from off-site production sites or seasonal storages.