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New white paper on energy renovation of buildings launched in Finland

By State of Green, September 13, 2018

A Danish business delegation is currently visiting Finland to share Danish experiences and solutions within sustainable construction of buildings. In connection to an event on urban solutions in the Nordics, State of Green launched the white paper “Energy renovation of buildings”.

HRH The Crown Princess of Denmark is currently visiting Finland together with a Danish business delegation. Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, is accompanying the Crown Princess together with representatives from 32 Danish companies within the sustainable construction and city development sector. The focus of the visit will be on strengthening commercial relations between the two countries.

During the visit, the Danish companies will present their solutions to Finnish companies as well as public and private communities.

Today, State of Green’s white paper “Energy renovation of buildings” was launched at the event “Urban solutions in the Nordics”. The white paper presents the multiple benefits of creating new building codes and energy labelling in Denmark. A system that has made Denmark a world leader in energy-efficient buildings. Not only does energy renovation of buildings contribute to achieving a fossil-free society, it also creates a better indoor climate, which benefits the citizens’ health.

Buildings are one of society’s greatest energy consumers, representing almost 40 percent of all energy used. According to the Danish Energy Agency, approximately 85 percent of the buildings we will live in by 2050 already exist today. This means that we need to take into account the way we construct buildings today in order to obtain a fossil-free society in the future.

Facts about buildings and energy

  • Buildings represent almost 40 percent of all energy used globally.
  • Energy renovations of buildings have economic, climate and health benefits.
  • The building sector is the largest single energy consumer in Europe and today 75 percent of buildings are considered energy inefficient.

You can read the white paper here.

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