Buildings today are responsible for 40% of Europe’s energy consumption and have become a key challenge to achieve energy saving objectives. Public buildings have to set an example as they have a savings potential of up to 35%, maintaining the same degree of comfort. Thanks to EC-financed projects such as EPLACE and TEDS4BEE, the achievement of these savings will lead to a more efficient, sustainable and cleaner Europe to the benefit of all.
Energy efficiency has been one of the key commitments for achieving the objectives of the Europe 2020 strategy. A number of European directives and national policies have been published that aim to achieve three goals: a 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions; achieving 20% production from renewable sources; and increasing energy efficiency by 20%. These targets could become more ambitious for the 2030 horizon, setting threshold objectives of almost 30%.Read more…
EPLACE and TEDS4BEE projects communication team
Article published in: FuturENERGY June 2015