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Position Papers

  • 31 March 2020

    A renovation wave across Europe

    How to make it a realdriver for a decarbonized, sustainable and healthy built environment and a stimulus for the economic recovery.

  • 06 February 2020

    Eurima response to the consultation on the European Climate Law

    The European Insulation Manufacturers Association (Eurima) welcomes the Commission’s intention to propose a Climate Law to put the 2050 climate neutrality objective into legislation. Eurima is strongly committed to, and supports, the transition to a climate-neutral economy by 2050 at the latest. The Climate Law needs to help accelerate the transition, by providing certainty as to the trajectories to be taken at EU and national level, and by enabling all sectors to play their part, building on citizens’ engagement.

  • 21 January 2020

    Eurima response to the Circular Economy Action Plan Roadmap

    Eurima welcomes the Commission’s intention to adopt a new Circular Economy Action Plan in which actions in high-impact sectors, such as construction, will be identified. The European Insulation Manufacturers Association (Eurima) is strongly committed to, and supports, the transition to a circular economy

  • 02 December 2019

    Climate Neutral Building Stock

    Mineral wool’s important contribution to bringing EU greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2050.

  • 13 November 2019

    Why including buildings in the EU ETS is not the right tool to deliver energy-efficient homes

    The European Commission is assessing whether to extend the EU Emissions Trading System (EU ETS) to cover the emissions associated with the heating and cooling of buildings. This paper points out several reasons why this would not be the best approach to deliver a highly energy-efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050.

  • 02 October 2019

    Eurima response to SRI Consultation

  • 18 June 2019


    Eurima's action plan for a sustainable building stock by 2050
    Buildings are critical to our health and well-being: Most of us spend up to 90 percent of the day in the office, at school, in hospitals, shops and at home, and the way we build and use our buildings directly impacts the quality and sustainability of our living environment.

  • 14 November 2017

    EED Article 7 - the Key Mechanism to Renovate Europe’s Buildings

    EED Art 7 (288.46 kB)
  • 19 September 2017

    Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings: a Future-proofed Solution in the Digitalised World of Tomorrow

    Executive Summary

    The challenges ahead for the building sector are huge. The potential contribution of the sector to the circular economy will require a transition of the sector over the coming years. 

    This transition will be built on transparent performance information of the construction works throughout the value chain. In regard to environmental performance, this information will cover a range of impacts such as global warming potential, acidification and resource depletion. The Life Cycle Assessment methodology is a holistic tool which makes it possible to make such an assessment while avoiding burden shifting. 

    Using Life Cycle Assessment at the building level is not new, but has until now been used only on a very small scale. Currently we see building rating schemes and national legislations integrating Life Cycle Assessment at the building level as a tool for better decision-making to improve the environmental performance of buildings.

    Further upscaling of this approach could be implemented over the coming years, as increasing digitalisation of the construction sector will make it easier to make such assessments; particularly those that are data-intensive. The increasing uptake of these assessments will create the need (and the subsequent delivery) of reliable data. 

    For the market to integrate the full potential of Life Cycle Assessments at building level, it will be key to obtain a more rigorous harmonisation of methods and to train the many and varied stakeholders within the value chain in function of their required level of expertise. 

  • 28 April 2017



    Reaching a high performance of the building envelope for the EU building stock is essential in achieving the overall ambition of the Clean Energy package, but it is not sufficiently considered in the revision of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) proposals. A highly performing building envelope is often taken for granted, but it necessitates a supportive policy framework to be able to bring its true contribution to consumers, business and government alike.