Description:The planned Climate Action and Low-Carbon Development Bill requires the development of a National Low-Carbon Roadmap, incorporating sectoral roadmaps on agriculture, electricity generation, transport and built environment. The consultation scoping document gives a description of the categories of building to be included and identifies demand-side and supply-side CO2 emissions of relevance for the Built Environment Roadmap.
Implication(s):While it is not exactly clear what will be recommended, energy efficiency measures will be central to the built environment roadmap. At an EU level, the recast Energy Performance in Buildings Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive seek to achieve new "Nearly Zero Energy Buildings" by 2020, and policy tools are required to achieve this goal. Furthermore, the planned Climate Action and Low Carbon Development Bill requires the respective roadmaps to consider likely future EU and international targets. Policy measures to implement micro generation technologies in buildings will be considered, along with increased use of renewables to meet demand, as well as the role of policy making to influence behaviour.
Current Position:Ibec's Energy Efficiency Working Group prepared a response on behalf of the Energy Policy Committee. It underlines the need for flexibility to respond to evolving climate and energy policies and notes some concerns about the financing of proposed measures.
- Submission to DECLG on Built Environment Roadmap.pdf - 876 Kbytes
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Last Updated: 05/21/2014