Synergies with existing EU & international initiatives

AuthorCarbonar, Giulia; Sterling, Raymond; Spirinckx, Carolin; Vandevelde, Birgit; De Groote, Maarten; Dourlens-Quaranta, Sophie; Lodigiani, Alessandro; Volt, Jonathan; Borragán, Guillermo; Glicker, Jessica; Kondratenko, Irena; Toth, Zsolt; Rajagopalan, Neethi; De Regel, Sofie; Rapf, Oliver; Calderoni, Marco; Loureiro, Tatiana
The implementation potential and chances for success of the priority actions will increase
through building synergies within a larger framework of EU and international initiatives. The
most relevant initiatives are the following:
Building renovation passport
Circular Economy Action Plan
Digital Europe Programme
Energy Performance Certificates
Environmental Product Declarations
Product Environmental Footprint
Renovation Wave
Smart Readiness Indicator.
These initiatives and their potential synergies with the digital building logbook are described
Building renovation passport
The technical feasibility study56 carried out by BPIE and INIVE for DG ENER in 2019 assessed
the “possible introduction of an optional building r enovation passport in the context of the
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive”. [22] A reference to “an optional scheme for
building renovation pass ports” had been introduced in Article 2a of the EPBD by Directive
2018/844/EU, concerning national long-term renovation strategies to support the
transformation of the national building stocks into highly energy-efficient and decarbonised
building stocks by 2050. The building renovation passport is defined in the feasibility study
as follows: “A building renovation passport provides a long-term, tailored renovation
roadmap for a specific building, following a calculation based on av ailable data and/or an
on-site audit by an energy expert. The instrument identifies and outlines a deep renovation
scenario(s), including steps to implement energy-saving measures that could improve the
building’s energy performance to a significantly higher le vel over a defined period. The
instrument can be complementary to energy performance certificates and/or combined with
digital logbooks.” The Renovation Wave strategy also referred to the potential to link the
digital building logbook to building renovation passports.
The feasibility study gathered information on available schemes, analysed their
characteristics and implementation models, and assessed their maturity and effectiveness.
Based on this, it concluded that the building renovation passport can be effective in
increasing the renovation rate and depth, and the quality of the measures as well as which
types of measures are being implemented. The study also outline d several policy packages
for how the instrument could be supported or introduced by the EU.
The building renovation pass port study exemplifies how the instrument and the digital
building logbook c an strengthen each other, which has also been elaborated i n the B-LOG
study. In light of the current developments of the two concepts, some highly relevant
interactions of both frameworks are especially considered:
The interface of the logbook could integrate the renovation pathway developed under
the building renovation passport as one of its functionalities. While not featured in
56 Article 19a of the EPBD Directive 2018/844/EU required the European Commission to conduct a feasibility
study to identify the need, possibilities and timeline for introducing EU provisions related to the inspection of
stand-alone ventilation systems and an optional building renovation passport

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