We welcome the European Commission’s Renovation Wave for Public and Private Buildings, which aims to increase the rate and quality of renovation of existing building as a method of decarbonisation.

Building on from our work with the European Climate Foundation, the Coalition for Energy Savings, and Stefan Scheuer Consulting in the citizen-led renovation report, our consultation response shows examples of how energy communities can play a part in energy efficiency.

Our recommendations:

  • Acknowledge energy communities as an active player in the renovation wave
  • Link simplified administrative procedures for renewables production with renovations
  • Assess and identify relevant financial and informational tools for collective citizen-led renovation projects
  • Link energy communities to existing and future legislation on energy efficiency and building performance