Glass for Europe rejoins Renovate Europe

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01 Apr 2015

In its commitment to support the deep renovation of the EU building stock, Glass for Europe has rejoined Renovate Europe.


Glass for Europe, the trade association of the European flat glass industry, has been a long-time campaigner for putting Europe on track to achieve a nearly-zero-energy building stock by 2050. As part of this campaign, the association has rejoined Renovate Europe as a European Contributing Partner after a three-year break.

Renovate Europe is a political communications campaign with the ambition to reduce the energy demand of the EU building stock by 80% by 2050 (compared to 2005 levels) through legislation and ambitious renovation programmes. High performance glass solutions are essential for upgrading the energy efficiency of existing buildings. These are widely available, yet large numbers of buildings in Europe still incorporate inefficient single glazing or low performance double glazing.

"Glass for Europe represents a pan-European industry and can help mobilize actors to try to reach out an ever-wider audience", explains Bertrand Cazes, Secretary General of Glass for Europe. "At EU level, Glass for Europe's team will contribute fully to all activities and bring its expertise in both communication messages and public affairs activities. We intend as well, through our regular contacts with EU decision-makers, to relay the Renovate Europe messages as convincingly as possible".

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