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Buildings are Europe’s first fuel: New report highlights the importance of an energy efficient building stock to a sustainable energy supply

Measures to reduce energy demand in buildings could reduce electricity needs and peak loads by nearly 57 gigawatts (GW) and cut CAPEX requirements in the power sector by between €89-153 billion by 2050 according to the latest Ecofys report.  The study entitled “The role of energy efficient buildings in the EUs future power system”, calls for a more holistic modelling of public policy cost/benefit analysis that includes the estimation of the economics of energy efficiency in buildings including deep renovation strategies. 

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