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NEW Ren Press Release 15-05-2017

Significant energy saving potential of windows impeded by an inadequate EU policy framework

Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), EU Member States are required to put in place minimum levels of energy performance for building envelope elements when they are retrofitted or replaced. Read more »
NEW Ren Position Paper 23-03-2017

Making Europe’s buildings highly energy efficient

Glass for Europe welcomes the European Commission’s repeated commitment to put energy efficiency at the heart of the EU energy and climate policy. However, the European flat glass sector, represented by Glass for Europe, regrets that ‘the Clean Energy for all Europeans package’ 1 proposed by the European Commission does not put forward regulatory measures commensurate with the stated ambition on energy efficiency. Read more »
Env Position paper 10-03-2017

The EU ETS reform must anchor the system in sectoral realities

Glass for Europe welcomes the launch of the trilogue discussions on the reform of the EU ETS post 2020 after the detailed examination of the EC proposal by both the Council of the EU and the European Parliament. Read more »
Rec Press Release 25-01-2017

Glass for Europe welcomes EP committee move to incentivise initiatives in building glass recycling

Glass for Europe, the trade association of the flat glass sector, which manufactures energy saving technologies for the building, transport and solar-energy sectors, welcomes the adoption by the Read more »
Buildings Position Paper 13-11-2014

Daylight and glazing requirements in new constructions

Glazed surfaces in buildings play a pivotal role to ensure the design and construction of genuinely sustainable buildings. The use of glass in constructions delivers economic, environmental and social objectives, all of which are central when defining sustainable buildings. In order to support a shift Read more »
Auto Position paper 13-02-2013

Taking account of glazing’s role in reducing CO2 emissions from the car fleet

Under regulation EC 443(2009)1, the EU-wide CO2 emission target for passenger cars is currently set at 120 g/km. This target must be met through improvements to power train performance, as measured by the NEDC test cycle, and credits obtained via the eco-innovation scheme. In addition to these tools, 10g CO2/km are meant to be saved by way of complementary measures. Read more »
Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Review

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