Strong evidence for energy savings in residential buildings since the EPBD recast in 2010

A convincing argument to strengthen Europe's energy efficiency policy

An analysis of the energy consumption in the residential sector since 2010 shows an annual average decline of over 2%, and a total reduction of almost 11% of energy consumption. This relative improvement per square meter of the residential building stock shows that policies and programmes put in place by the Member States, and supported by European legislation and funding instruments, have a positive effect, albeit not to the level needed to meet the Paris commitment to limit global warming well below 2˚C.