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Glass for Europe's reaction to EU Council General Approach on Energy Efficiency Directive and Energy Performance of Building Directive

On 26 June, the European Council agreed its position to review the Energy Efficiency Directive and the Energy Performance of Building Directive. The General Approach reached on these 2 dossiers form the basis for the preparations for the negotiations with the European Parliament, which will take place under the Estonian presidency (second semester 2017).

"The lack of ambition in the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and the absence of legislative response to the well known loopholes of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) in the Council's general approach are sources of great disappointment for the building glass sector.

It is a sad news to report to the building glass experts gathered at the Glass Performance Days conference, precisely to exchange on continuous improvements in glass' energy efficiency, safety and comfort properties.

To Glass for Europe, a high ambition in buildings must not be feared. It could be met with readily available glass products if the EPBD review was to address the directive's deficiencies."

Bertrand Cazes

Secretary General of Glass for Europe



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Glass for Europe

Glass for Europe is the trade association for Europe’s manufacturers of flat glass. Flat glass is the material that goes into a variety of end-products and primarily in windows and façades for buildings, windscreens and windows for automotive and transport as well as glass covers, connectors and mirrors for solar-energy equipments. Flat glass is also used for many other applications such as furniture, electronics, appliances, etc.

Glass for Europe has four members: AGC Glass Europe, NSG-Group, Saint-Gobain Glass and Sisecam-Trakya Cam and works in association with Guardian. Altogether, these five companies represent 90% of Europe’s flat glass production.

Glass for Europe firmly believes that state-of-the-art glass can play a vital role in achieving the EU’s energy saving targets and promotes ambitious mechanisms to support the market uptake of energy-efficient glass technologies.

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