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  • 02 December 2019 (Press Releases)

    A climate-neutral building stock

    Today, Eurima, the European Insulation Manufacturers Association, has released a new position paper entitled "A climate-neutral building stock: Mineral wool's important contribution to bringing EU greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050". 

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  • 17 June 2019 (Press Releases)

    Housing needs green new deal for climate and social crises

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  • 25 February 2019 (Press Releases)

    Eurima maintains high-level Climate & Energy expertise by welcoming Femke de Jong

    Eurima, the European Insulation Manufacturers Association, is proud to announce the reinforcement of its team with Femke de Jong as Climate & Energy Manager.

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  • 29 November 2018 (Press Releases)

    Climate Neutral Europe needs building renovation

    EU Commission sets EU on the right path in Climate & Energy Transition

    Yesterday, the European Commission presented its Long Term “Clean Planet for All” Vision exploring pathways towards a climate neutral Europe by 2050. Eurima applauds this vision confirming both the commitment of this Commission to future-proofing the Union and to the necessity to act now to preserve people, planet and prosperity.

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  • 18 January 2018 (Press Releases)

    European Parliament takes a united stance on higher ambition for Energy Efficiency and a robust EU Governance plan

    The European Parliament after lengthy negotiations demonstrated their support for an efficient and sustainable growth based economy that is backed by proper reporting and inclusive stakeholder involvement. The adopted proposals on Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the EU Governance regulation – contain more ambitious goals than put forward by the EU Commission for the period 2020-2030.

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  • 28 November 2017 (Press Releases)

    European Parliament, ITRE committee gives green light to 40% binding energy efficiency target

    Brussels 28 November - European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee for the 5th time across two legislatures voted in favour of a binding 40% Energy Efficiency target for the period 2021-2030, together with the continuation of the most important end-use mechanism Art 7 (Energy Efficiency Obligation Schemes). A crucial step towards Europe’s leadership on COP21 has once again been confirmed, following the Plenary vote a united Parliament trialogue team is needed to keep uphold such leadership.

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  • 11 October 2017 (Press Releases)

    European Parliament ITRE Report walks the walk on upscaling renovation

    Today 11 October, the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy Committee, led by Rapporteur MEP Bendt Bendtsen, successfully adopted its report on the revision of the Energy Performance of Buildings’ Directive putting building renovation at the heart of the energy transition and efficiency policy.

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  • 20 September 2017 (Press Releases)

    European Commission takes Sustainable Construction to the next LEVEL(S)!

    Eurima welcomes the EU voluntary reporting framework “Level(s)” to improve the sustainability of buildings. It provides a common EU approach to the assessment of environmental performance of residential and office buildings.  The EC, with the support of a large group of stakeholders, defined over the last 2 years its vision for Sustainable Buildings with the selection of 6 macro-objectives to which the built environment can contribute. The balanced approach with environmental, social and economic indicators, as well as the option of working with building assessment at three different levels, common comparative or optimization assessment, which makes the framework a tool that can help the construction sector to transition towards a more sustainable building stock.

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  • 28 June 2017 (Press Releases)

    Energy Efficiency Framework: The Only Way Forward is Up

    On the 26th June, the Energy Council reached its negotiating position towards the Parliament on the revisions of the Energy Efficiency Directive and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive. Member States pushing to make the planet great again should be commended, but in the end the Council failed to agree adequate levels of ambition, and make buildings the driver of the energy transation.

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  • 09 February 2017 (Press Releases)

    Renovation strategies? Your comfort and well-being need a good building envelope

    A new study sponsored by Eurima reveals that a good building envelope is key to maximising the contribution of buildings to both societal climate and energy goals while, at the same time, improving the individual comfort and well-being of citizens.

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  • 23 December 2016 (News)

    Recruitment: Technology & Standardization Manager

    Eurima is looking for a Technology & Standardization Manager (m/f).  Go to this link to apply on-line and see the fulll job description.

  • 30 November 2016 (Press Releases)

    “Clean energy for all Europeans”: good intentions, but more needed!

    The proposed 30% binding energy efficiency target marks the recognition of energy efficiency as catalyst for securing sustainable growth, jobs and competitiveness in the EU. Eurima shares the intentions of the Commission to accelerate building renovation rates, to facilitate access to finance and create jobs in the building sector. At the same time, we question whether the proposed legislative package will effectively unleash the intrinsic energy savings potential of buildings and building renovation as most cost-effective contributor to decarbonisation.

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  • 16 September 2016 (Press Releases)

    An ambitious Energy Efficiency package needed to realise State of the Union goals

    Following President Juncker’s State of the Union address on 14 September, Eurima believes that a strong renovation strategy is part of the receipe for a better Europe, helping to boost jobs and growth, lowering citizens’s bills and creating comfort and healthier environments.

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  • 25 July 2016 (Press Releases)

    Effort Sharing Regulation indistinct about role of building efficiency - the sector with the most cost-effective CO2 mitigation potential

    The European Commission’s Effort Sharing Regulation (ESR) addressing the so-called non-ETS sectors of the economy which should contribute to reducing emissions by 30% by 2030 compared to 2005 – by setting of national binding targets is initself an important governing tool to keep the EU in line with its 2030 climate goals. However, the chosen pathway is unaligned with the COP21 goals and is missing focus on sectors with most cost effective CO2 mitigation potential, namely buildings. It is also entirely absent of the ‘Energy Efficiency First’ principle.

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  • 30 June 2016 (Press Releases)

    Insulating our buildings helps tackle the no. 4 threat to human health: air pollution

    The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) June 2016 report on Energy and Air pollution identifies air pollution as the world’s no. 4 threat to human health. The report underlines that most of the roots and cures are to be found in the energy sector. As a consequence, the building sector which represents 40% of all energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions should be the first point of action. It is widely known that building insulation can bring significant energy savings; CO2 reductions; higher energy security; higher employment and increased competitiveness. But, did you also know that  building insulation, through the reduced use of energy  in domestic heating and cooling limits related outdoor air pollution and  thus enables economic, mostly health care related, savings of ≥6.65 billion € /year and an annual EU gain of 70000 Life Years resulting from the diminished emissions.

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