Breakfast Debate in the European Parliament – Energy Efficiency and Housing Affordability

On 30 May 2017, UIPI organises, together with EHHA, ELO, EPF and TEGoVA,* a breakfast debate on the topic “Reconciling energy efficiency and housing affordability” at the European Parliament, hosted by three Members of the Parliament: Ms Anneli Jäätteenmäki (ALDE, Finland), Ms Miapetra Kumpula-Natri (S&D, Finland) and Mr Markus Pieper (EPP, Germany). 

Improving the energy performance of buildings has been identified as key to reaching the EUs long term energy and climate targets. As part of the Clean Energy Package, the European Commission presented on 30 November 2016 a proposal to amend the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) as well as other pieces of legislation impacting European homes.

In order to stimulate the dialogue on these buildingrelevant pieces of legislation, the Members of the European Parliament, Commission representatives and relevant stakeholders will discuss how the EPBD could promote a coherent and holistic approach to reduce energy use in buildings in a costeffective way.
What are the tradeoffs between energy efficiency / electromobility renovation and housing affordability?
What kind of financial incentives will kickstart private investment? How to pinpoint the EU added value in regulating housing renovation?

If you did not receive an invitation but would like to participate, please send an email to and we will try to accommodate your request. 

Full programme here


  • European Landowners’ Organization (ELO)
  • The European Group of Valuers’ Associations (TEGoVA)
  • European Property Federation (EPF)
  • International Union of Property Owners (UIPI)
  • European Historic Houses Association (EHHA)