The revised EPBD offers a unique opportunity to unlock the flexibility of buildings, to use them as a source of demand response for the overall electricity system and grid, and to boost innovation, investment and competition in European industry. As the business association for demand-side flexibility in Europe, the SEDC calls on ITRE MEPs to vote in favour of a strong EPBD next week.
The SEDC welcomes strengthened provisions under the rapporteurship of Bendt Bendtsen MEP on:
- The smartness indicator, which would give a recognisable and marketable identification of the available demand flexibility of a building.
- Building automation and control systems requirements for large non-residential buildings which ensure that demand response can take place seamlessly and without inconvenience to consumers and building owners.
- Charging infrastructure for electric vehicles, although ambition could have been higher.
- Innovative financing options.