Minimum energy performance standards: A tool for building renovation in Spain
Only 0.2% of Spanish buildings are renovated each year, which is far below the rate proposed by the European Commission. According to analysis by the Commission and by think tanks like the Buildings Performance Institute Europe, a rate of 2%, if not 3%, is necessary to reach the energy efficiency and decarbonisation objectives set for 2030 and 2050.
Minimum energy performance standards (MEPS) can promote building renovation by requiring buildings to meet a minimum energy or carbon efficiency level by a specified compliance deadline.
On 25 May, 2021, ECODES hosted a workshop at which environmental, social, financial and academic sector stakeholders discussed the introduction of MEPS in Spain. This report summarises the conclusions reached during the workshop and explores how MEPS could be implemented in the Spanish context.
A Spanish version of the report is available here.