5. I am a tenant, I am a homeowner, how am I concerned by the revised directive? Will my energy bill be significantly reduced?
Better performing buildings provide higher comfort levels and wellbeing for their occupants as well as improving their health. Adequately heated and ventilated dwellings alleviate negative health impacts caused by dampness, particularly amongst vulnerable groups such as children, the elderly and those with pre-existing illnesses.
The revised directive should have an impact on currently low renovation rates, accelerating renovation of buildings in the EU. Thanks to the changes proposed, Member States will increase their support to renovation of existing buildings. As a homeowner, as a tenant, there will be more chances your dwelling is renovated to reach a higher level of energy efficiency. This means it will be able to fulfill your needs with less energy and that indoor comfort and your wellbeing can be improved.
With the encouragement to use information and smart technologies, your building will also operate more efficiently, with better automation and control systems to control its energy consumption. For example, the new smartness indicator will assess the technological readiness of the building to adapt to the needs of the consumer, and optimise its interaction with the grid. All these control mechanisms will contribute to the reduction of the energy bill of the household.