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Building renovation in Europe - what are the choices?

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Renovation Tracks For Europe up to 2050: The study suggests path to decarbonise buildings

To achieve the EU's 2050 climate target in the building sector, going for a 2.3% annual renovation rate with strong emphasis on efficiency and high levels of renewable energy shall be the best combination according to the new Ecofys study.

This study, commissioned by Eurima, the European trade association for insulation manufacturers, presents three options in order to achieve these targets. One from which being the so-called 'deep renovation' because it is essentially based on improving the building envelope. The option could achieve the best results in terms of C02 emission reduction, energy savings and job creation. The other scenarios present more limited efficiency improvements with either a similar or higher renovation rate and high or low renewables use.

Ecofys study here.