Philippe Moseley

Senior Project Advisor
Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
European Commission

EU support to decarbonise the building stock


The European Union has supported improvements in the energy performance of buildings for over 15 years, and these efforts have been steadily increasing in ambition and scope. The principal piece of legislation, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), was first published in 2002 and revised in 2010 and 2018. Funding for research and innovation in energy efficient buildings, and for the market uptake of existing solutions, has been pursued over a similar timescale through programmes such as Intelligent Energy Europe and Horizon 2020. By and large, projects on energy efficient buildings funded through these programmes have directly addressed issues related to the Directive, and they have evolved as the legislation has matured. With the EU soon embarking on a new 7-year funding cycle, it is appropriate to take stock of what its support for improving the energy performance of buildings has achieved, and to look forward to future funding opportunities and what that will mean for the buildings sector.

Philippe Moseley


Philippe Moseley MA(RCA) MSc RIBA works as a Senior Project Advisor at the Energy Unit of the European Commission's Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME) in Brussels. He is responsible for managing the Energy Efficiency part of the Horizon 2020 framework programme for research and innovation, with a focus on the buildings sector. Prior to joining the European Commission, he worked for some 15 years as a professional architect developing energy efficient buildings across Europe.

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