Rethinking efficiency in buildings

Efficient buildings save the day

It’s time to wake a sleeping giant. The report published by the energy consultancy Ecofys is the first to confirm and quantify the huge, untapped potential for energy savings at EU level, that can be achieved by retrofitting technical building systems.

It’s time to unlock the opportunities hidden behind concrete, glass and steel to create massive savings, more jobs and better places to live.

The simple truth about our buildings

We spend most of our time in buildings – working, shopping, learning and sleeping. Therefore, it’s not surprising that these buildings consume a lot of energy. Most of this is used for heating, cooling and ventilation through technologies known as technical building systems. If these are incorrectly installed, poorly maintained or managed inefficiently, the whole building and its occupants can suffer. Simple improvements could help reduce energy waste, cut costs and make our buildings healthier, more comfortable and more productive places to be. Watch the video to learn more.

Unlocking our buildings’ energy savings potential

There has never been a better time to start rethinking efficiency

Achieving the EU’s transition to a low-carbon economy by 2050 requires the full decarbonization of our buildings. So, there is a clear need to accelerate the modernization of existing building stock. To achieve this, we need to ensure that technical building systems are operating at maximum efficiency.

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