BPIE article on renovating low carbon homes in the EU
A look into ambitious low carbon renovation strategies in the European Union. This article was drafted for The Climate Group's project Home2025.
Buildings are not only the most significant consumers of energy within the European Union – where they collectively account for 40% of total consumption – they also represent the largest untapped potential for energy saving and, with it, reductions in greenhouse gas emissions, according to the International Energy Agency.
Scaling up building renovation, notably through reducing building heat loss and providing more efficient and clean heating systems is thus a priority for the European Union.
It is also the only truly sustainable solution for the scourge of fuel poverty, estimated to affect as much as one in four European citizens.
A recent report, “Renovation in practice” from the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), analyzes a variety of approaches and solutions to tackling the renovation challenge in terms of scale, financing, addressing non-technical barriers, level of ambition, or achievement of social objectives.
Read the full article here.
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