Wood4Bauhaus New European Bauhaus Prize Guide for applicants

There are still over ten days to submit your project to the New European Bauhaus Prize competition. EPF and the wood4bauhaus Alliance encourages you to showcase your innovative projects. You can find here attached a guide dedicated to applications. The deadline for applications is 31/05/2021.

The winners in each of the ten categories will receive a monetary amount and great visibility opportunity for their projects:

  • EUR 30,000 for winners of the New European Bauhaus Awards, and
  • EUR 15,000 for winners of the New European Bauhaus Rising Stars.

 

To reflect the participatory dimension of the design phase of the New European Bauhaus, the selection process for the prizes will involve a public voting by the subscribers to the New European Bauhaus newsletter, as well as an evaluation by the New European Bauhaus official partners. We therefore invite you to subscribe to the newsletter.

For more information, please see Wood4Bauhaus New European Bauhaus Prize Guide for applicants

Club du Bois Event for MEPs on 27 May 2021

Dear MEP,

You are kindly invited to the next Club du Bois event which will take place online on 27 May 2021 starting at 12:00 CET.

Please find HERE the invitation that was sent by our Chair MEP Mrs Simona Bonafè to all Members of the European Parliament.

The event will focus on: “What is the potential of the Renovation Wave Strategy to store carbon via the use of sustainable wood products?” This session of the Club du Bois will present some initial research findings conducted by the organisers who seek to quantify the amount of carbon that 35 million renovated units (as called for in the Renovation Wave) have the potential to store.

We would like to remind you that the Club du Bois is a joint EPF/EOS/CEI-Bois initiative in the form of an informal gathering of MEPs and industry representatives to discuss issues of particular interest to our woodworking industries.

The Press Release on the Club du Bois event can be found HERE.

Joint Position Paper on the Renovation Wave Strategy

In strong coalition with EFBWW (the European Federation of Building and Woodworkers), CEI-Bois (the European Confederation of Woodworking Industries), FEP (the European Federation of the Parquet Industry) and EOS (the European Organisation of the Sawmill Industry), EPF warmly welcomes the publication on 14 October 2020 of the Renovation Wave Strategy: “A Renovation Wave for Europe – greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives” .

The Woodworking Industries believe that a refurbished and energy efficient EU building stock has a key role to play in the post covid-19 recovery and “new normal” by creating green jobs, revitalising regenerative growth and paving the way for the decarbonisation of one of the largest energy consumer sectors in Europe responsible for more than one third of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions. Wood-based solutions offer a green construction material that is renewable, recyclable and has a low fossil carbon footprint and benefits from better environmental performances in life cycle assessments than other conventional materials. Wood prefabricated solutions also offer modular possibilities to redesign and modernise buildings in a non-invasive way, for example through additional storeys or roof extensions.

“Wood-based panels are the ideal material for the New European Bauhaus, as they are climate friendly, sustainable, natural building materials”, so commented Kris Wijnendaele, EPF Technical Director.

The renovation principles set up in the Strategy should now be implemented through the National Energy & Climate Plans and Long-Term Renovation Strategies to take an important leap forward in the achievement of the objectives of the European Green Deal.

 

Full position paper can be found here

EPF gives feedback to DG ENERG on the IIAs on the review of EED & the revision of RED II

The European Panel Federation (EPF), welcomes the Inception Impact Assessment on the review of the Directive 2012/27/EU on energy efficiency and the related more ambitious targets for the reduction of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% to 55% by 2030. Enhanced energy efficiency is indeed a key objective of the Green Deal in the framework of the incoming Renovation Wave Initiative in mid-October and in our recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. The wood-based panels industry believes that it is especially essential to foster energy efficiency of the EU building stock.

Read more on EPF Feedback on the Inception Impact Assessment on EU energy efficiency directive (EED) evaluation and review

The European Panel Federation (EPF), welcomes the Inception Impact Assessment on the revision of the Directive (EU) 2018/2001 on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II). The wood-based panels industry believes that the promotion of the use of renewables and the transition towards a decarbonised European society are key to achieving the objectives of the Green Deal and ought to play a fundamental role in the post COVID-19 recovery.

Read more on EPF Feedback on the Inception Impact Assessment on the revision of the Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources

PCWIE – Final Conference, Porto 24 May 2019

The Final Conference of the 2 Seminars “Perspectives and Challenges of the Woodwork Industries in Europe”, took place in Portugal, Porto and Lisbon,  is a joint organization Cei-Bois European Industrial Industries Confederation / EFBWW- European Federation of Building and Woodworking Industry / and EPF – European Federation of Panels.

The “Final Conference” addresses the conclusions and directives of the Porto and Lisbon meetings.

For more information, please check our joint press release here

For a video ahead of the Final conference, click here

 

EPF Press Conference Interzum – 21 May 2019


On the occasion of the Interzum Fair, EPF will give a Press conference during which EPF Chairman Dr Paolo Fantoni will present the recent statistics about the situation of Particleboard, MDF, OSB, Fibreboard and Plywood markets in Europe. After his presentation, Dr Fantoni will answer your questions.

The EPF Press Conference will take place on 21 May 2019 at 2 pm at the:

Congress-Centre North
2nd floor
Rheinsaal Section 5

 

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