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1. June 2022

Energy renovation of buildings

How to realise the untapped potential of the built environment with energy renovation of buildings.
Energy efficiency in buildings
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The untapped potential of buildings

As buildings account for almost 40% of global energy consumption, they represent a pressing, but also promising, action area in the green transition. It is predicted that 85-95% of the European building stock that will exist in 2050 has already been built. Thus, targeting the energy consumption of buildings is a key priority for any country or community striving to reduce CO2 emissions.   Promoting energy efficient buildings has long been a cornerstone of Danish green ambitions, and the innovative solutions developed by both the public and private sector have made Denmark a global leader in this field. The Danish goverment and Danish companies are constantly raising the bar and showing the way to make our buildings more energy efficient.

Inspiring perspectives

This white paper provides tangible pathways to realise the untapped energy efficiency potential in the built environment. From governance tools and meaningful partnerships to the implementation of technical installations and successful repurposing, it encompasses a broad range of perspectives and concrete cases on how to promote, enable and support energy renovation efforts.

Key take-aways

  • Understand how the Danish governance system for green buildings works
  • Explore world class energy efficiency solutions for buildings
  • Learn how thinking holistically about energy renovation can yield even greater benefits on the triple bottom line of sustainability
  • Be inspired by perspectives on smart energy systems, data use, public-private partnerships, financing and much more.

Editorial note

In the print version of the publication, we have been made aware that figure 1 fails to clarify that the revision of the EPBD presented in 2021 is a proposal adopted by The European Commission, and not the final legislative act.

This has been amended in the online version available for download.

(Date: 21-06-2022)

Energy efficiency in buildings

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