The crest of the Renovation Wave: A toolkit to decarbonise the European building stock

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  • 2020-11-26 09:36:12
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For Europe to reach its carbon-neutral goal by 2050, we will need to decarbonise the building sector and with millions of buildings to be renovated, retrofit technologies are going to play a crucial role in achieving this target. 

The European Commission launched the new Renovation Wave initiative under the EU Green Deal on 14 October 2020, aiming to rally popular support behind plans to cut polluting emissions from buildings and to reduce energy bills.

Three-quarters of Europe’s buildings are energy inefficient by modern standards, and many are heated using fossil fuels.

Europe’s building stock is responsible for more than a third of EU’s carbon dioxide emissions and bringing these buildings to near Zero-Emission Building (nZEB) levels is integral to the EU’s plans to be carbon neutral by 2050. 

With the Renovation Wave initiative the EU took a bold approach to turn the current economic crisis into an opportunity by committing [Read more...

 

 

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