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The hidden treasures of renovation : Results of the HQE Performance LCA renovation test

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A Renovation Wave, which will accelerate the decarbonisation of buildings, is an initiative highlighted in the European Green Deal as an essential to achieving a carbon neutral Europe by 2050.


Buildings account for 40% of the European Union's energy consumption and 36% of its greenhouse gas emissions. It is time to act and reduce this footprint. Key to addressing the environmental impact of the sector is reducing the whole-life carbon of buildings – which encompasses both embodied and operational emissions. However, there is currently a lack of methodology, and guidelines for measuring, reporting and optimising whole-life carbon in existing buildings. In this field, buildings professionals need guidance on how they can help to work towards the objectives of the Paris Agreement. Alliance HQE (...)


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