The Energy Union and the framework of policy for energy and the climate, with 2030 as time-scale, establish ambitious commitments for further reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40% until 2030 as compared with 1990, increase of the percentage of consumption of energy from renewable sources and energy saving corresponding to the level of the Union's aspirations, in order to reinforce its energy security, competitiveness and sustainability.
Buildings are at the heart of the energy efficiency policy, as they account for almost 40% of the final energy consumption at Union level and 30% at national level. With a view to facilitating the cost-effective conversion of existing buildings to high energy efficiency buildings, leading to a decarbonised building stock, each Member State must prepare every three years a Long-term Strategy for the Renovation of the national building stock.
The Long-term Strategy for Building Renovation is an evolution of the Strategy for Mobilising Investment in the Field of Building Renovation, which was issued in 2014 and revised in 2017. It uses quantitative and qualitative indicators to stress the problems caused by the energy status of the building stock to date, as well as the opportunities offered by an increased mobilisation of investments in the field of deep renovations. It identifies the parties involved, the obstacles they come across and how these can be overcome. On the basis of the above, the roadmap with measurable indicators of progress by 2050, is presented.