Renovating hospitality buildings to help Europe go carbon-neutral

On 15 December 2021, the EU moved another step closer to its ambitious goal of carbon neutrality by 2050. The European Commission adopted a second package of proposals to reduce net greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 55% by 2030. The new EU Energy performance of buildings directive proposal (2021/0426), in particular, introduced an EU-wide minimum energy performance standard for buildings in the Union identified as worst-performing (i.e., G-index). Public and non-residential buildings will undergo renovations and reach energy performance level F (by 2027) and level E (by 2030). Newly-built public and private buildings in the Union will have to be carbon neutral by 2027 and 2030. Fossil fuel-powered heating systems will no longer be eligible for public support from 2027.

The Commission will help to finance initial investment costs, allocating up to €150 billion to implement minimum energy performance standards by 2030. In this regard, we believe that the EU Institutions should pay special attention to SMEs and further incentivize them to transition to green business models. Businesses and workers will also need further support in developing new training and skills.

We welcome the new proposal, as it is based on the ‘energy efficiency first’ principle and combines common objectives with flexible timetables for each member state. However, we believe that the proposal should not include bureaucratic data collection that results in burdens to owners and consumers.

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12 Jan
12/01/2023    
11:00 - 12:00
Slides are accessible here: https://www.hotrec.eu/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Presentation-HOTREC-workshop-on-PPWR-120123.pdf
7th Coordination Meeting Pact for Skills in Tourism
12/01/2023    
15:00 - 16:30
On 12 January 2023 took place another coordination meeting of the Pact for Skills.
19 Jan
19/01/2023    
All Day
HOTREC has joined the RESTWITHEU project focusing on challenges faced by the restaurant industry. First workshop will be held in Lyon on 19/01/2023.
Meeting with DG GROW - Tourism Unit & HOTREC
24/01/2023    
14:00 - 15:00
Main outcome of the meeting available
25 Jan
25/01/2023    
09:30 - 13:00
Hotel Le Chatelain, Brussels EXCOM Slides - 25 Jan. 2023 - NEW List of Participants Expense Claim Template for ExCom Members HOTREC Guidelines for reimbursement [...]
Info session - EU funding opportunities on trainings to be provided to third country nationals’ willing to work in the hospitality sector
26/01/2023    
11:00 - 12:00
Recording of the session; PowerPoint and general note of the meeting available!
Events on 19/01/2023
Events on 24/01/2023
Events on 25/01/2023