The European Commission published on 14 October its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings in the European Union. The Strategy aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency. The Strategy recognises district heating systems as being crucial elements of positive energy districts. Moreover, the Commission announced the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive by June 2021; this will provide a toolbox of measures to promote advanced heating and cooling, including highly efficient low-temperature renewable and waste heat and cold technologies, and the development of local and regional heating and cooling plans.
Check out the Factsheet of the Strategy!