Achieving our climate goals
If we are to take actions that make significant contributions to positively affecting climate change and health, Europe’s existing buildings are key. Renovating the non energy-efficient homes is a logical and meaningful start.
With so many non energy-efficient homes consuming so much of Europe’s energy, it’s clear that renovation will be key if nations are to achieve the climate targets laid
out in the 2016 Paris Climate Agreement, which aims to limit the effects of climate change. But it is vital to understand what drives homeowners to invest in renovation.
The prospect of energy savings is appealing, but people also want to feel healthier and more comfortable in their homes. Addressing both these considerations will ultimately help encourage a higher renovation rate that will bring large-scale benefits to individuals and society alike.