The upsetting truth is that while the threat of global warming becomes more certain, the most cost-effective measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions remain underexploited.
New research demonstrates that 90% of the potential to reduce CO2 emissions from buildings through improved insulation such as mineral wool (glass wool or stone wool) insulation, remains untapped. The findings of the ECOFYS report demonstrate that:
Although current EU rules on energy efficiency in buildings are a step in the right direction they can at best be considered a lukewarm response to capturing the enormous potential that exists to reduce CO2 emissions from buildings by improving insulation.
If we want to take climate change seriously and unlock the potential that remains in the building sector it's time we put our house in order.
|Putting Our House in Order
The evidence for more action on energy efficiency in residential buildings -
|Ecofys II - Mitigation of CO2 Emissions from the Building Stock - Beyond the EU Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings
Report established by ECOFYS for EURIMA & EuroACE -