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Annual Cost to Heat 100 M
2
Homes built
pre 1975
€ 2,210
€ 1,000
€ 360
€ 120
Mid 2000’s
European standards
Low consumption
homes
European standards
in 2010
60%
of European
homes
Source: Saint-Gobain estimate based on oil prices of $90 per barrel
A family who choose to modernise their 40+ year old, poorly insulated
house to high energy effciency standards can, for instance under
German conditions, save some 11 tonnes of CO
2
per year. In order
to save the equivalent amount of CO
2
, this family would need to give
up their two modern medium-sized cars, skip two annual fights from
Munich to Mallorca, stop eating beef and start taking cold showers!
Reducing CO
2
emissions and energy spending from buildings is the right
priority… before being forced to cut elsewhere.