Building Energy Efficiency
Buildings consume about 40 % of Europe’s energy and 61 % of all imported gas. Their total cost-effective savings potential until 2030 is estimated at about 60 %. The deep renovation of buildings could reduce the sector’s gas imports by 60 % by 2030 and 95 % by 2050. At the same time, up to 1.4 million additional jobs could be created. An energy efficiency target below 35 % and not accompanied by a clear signal to the construction sector would hamper the roll-out of deep-renovation projects and favour business-as-usual solutions. This would lock-in savings potentials for decades.