The building sector causes the highest share of CO2 emissions in Europe (36%) and consumes most of its final energy (40%). The cost-effective potential of the sector to move to a zero-emission building stock by 2050 is proven, but the implementation of policies and programmes which would transform the sector is slow. Even if the revised Energy Performance of Buildings directive requires Member States to introduce policies to achieve a highly efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050, the building sector can neither be changed by mandating the use of specific materials/technologies/techniques, nor by adopting a “one fits all” policy approach, given the diversity of building types, architectural styles, ownership and user profiles across Europe. Innovative, ambitious and well-tailored policies are therefore needed.
The Buildings Policy Innovation Exchange (BPIX) project, managed by BPIE and funded by EIT-Climate KIC, with co-funding from ECF, UTC, Eurima, Danfoss and Rockwool, will explore the opportunity and feasibility to create a web-based exchange and learning platform to identify and disseminate innovative policies for deep renovation. The project will design and develop an approach to replicate and scale up innovative policies for deep renovation, in view of the future creation of the Building Policy Innovation Exchange (BPIX) platform.
BPIX will act as a catalyser, serving as a facilitator, and knowledge broker for innovative policy design to decarbonise the building stock.
By providing policy makers in regions and cities across Europe access to state-of-the-art information and assistance on how to design, finance and implement innovative policies driving deep renovation, the BPIX platform aims at facilitating the adoption and entry into force of these policies and increase the dissemination speed and success rate of policy innovation in relation to the built environment.
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