During the 2nd European ETICS Forum 2012 in Strasbourg the EAE European Association for ETICS presented the first European Energy Saving Guide. Gino Gailliaert, Chairman of EAE’s Marketing Committee, presented the main findings of this study to the audience. After analyzing a variety of studies both at European level and national level, the huge opportunities became obvious, how ETICS may contribute to achieve cornerstones of Europe’s policy. After his speech Gino Gailliaert handed over the first Guides to representatives of the European Commission, Laurent Deleersnyder (DG Energy) and Mikkeli Tapani (DG Enterprise & Industry).
Main messages of EAE’s European Energy Saving Guide 2013 are:
1. Without a significantly increasing number of energy efficient buildings EU‘s climate change goals cannot be achieved.
2. People in Europe have insufficient knowledge about energy efficiency of the building stock.
3. EU‘s energy and climate objectives are ambitious – but no Member State realizes existing potential consequently.
4. New and innovative measures of finance are required.
5. Energy efficient construction and renovation could boost the economy and create many new jobs.
6. Thermal renovation pays off in the long run and helps to prevent energy poverty.
Therefore the European Association for ETICS invites to discuss about the following demands:
The PDF version of the European Energy Saving Guide 2013 can be downloaded here.