Building renovation passport

Following Article 19a of the Directive 2018/844/EU, this study encompassed an assessment of the relevance and feasibility of introducing an EU approach (either voluntary or mandatory) to the concept of building renovation passport.

A reference to “an optional scheme for building renovation passports” has been introduced in Article 2a of the EPBD by Directive 2018/844/EU, in relation to national long-term renovation strategies to support the transformation of the national building stocks into highly energy-efficient and decarbonised building stocks by 2050. The building renovation passport is one of the instruments that can stimulate cost-effective renovation in the form of a “long-term, step-by-step deep renovation roadmap for a specific building based on quality criteria, following an energy audit, and outlining relevant measures and renovations that could improve the energy performance” (EPBD Directive 2018/844/EU Article 19a).

The aim of this study wass to collect information on available schemes, analyse their characteristics and implementation models, and assess their maturity and effectiveness. Based on this, the study assessed the feasibility and impact of the introduction of a relevant approach for building renovation passports at EU level, which could include legislative and / or non-legislative measures.

The outcomes of the study were:

  • a review of building renovation passports and related schemes and initiatives at EU, national and regional level;
  • an analysis of the possible scope for measures at EU level, taking into account the possible relations with other relevant schemes, initiatives and measures related to building energy performance and renovation;
  • a set of selected policy options for the introduction of additional supporting measures for building renovation passports at EU level, and an assessment of their potential impact.

The relevant work was organised around Tasks 4-6 of the EPBD 19a feasibility study:

    TASK 4 Review of building renovation passports and related schemes and initiatives at EU, National and regional level.

    TASK 5 Analysis of the relevance, feasibility and possible scope of measures at EU-level for the promotion of building renovation passports.

    TASK 6 Selection of policy options for building renovation passports and analysis of related potential impacts.