Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE)


The Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) is a not-for-profit think-tank with a focus on independent analysis and knowledge dissemination, supporting evidence-based policy-making in the field of energy performance in buildings, throughout Europe and beyond.

BPIE has a multifaceted approach to achieving efficiency improvements in buildings, and promotes policy support to further improve regulatory measures, financial incentives and market conditions that lead to the construction and retrofit of buildings with a high energy performance. The focus is on ensuring the vigorous implementation of the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) across EU Member States, as well as to enhance financing of deep energy renovation of the existing buildings.

BPIE provides open-source research, analysis, knowledge-sharing and advisory activities to the European Institutions, policy-makers in EU Member States and neighbouring countries, the scientific community as well as private sector stakeholders and the civil society. In Germany, Poland and Romania, BPIE has established country programmes to support the implementation of the EU buildings policies and related efforts to capacity building. In addition, BPIE has a large network of organisations in all European countries with which it collaborates regularly.

BPIE is focused on providing policy analysis, advice and support to better implement deep renovation measures of the existing EU building stock and to foster the transition towards nearly zero-energy buildings. Among others, BPIE was or is currently involved in EU-funded projects such as ENTRANZE, CommONEnergy, Episcope, Cohereno, Zebra, EmBuild, HRE, ExcEED, EuCalc, RenOnBill, Turnkey Retrofit, Ambience, iBRoad, x-Tendo and syn.ikia.

The multi-national team at BPIE has a broad range of expertise relevant to the field of energy and buildings with university degrees in a variety of disciplines and is multi-lingual covering at least 8 languages.