Brand new study sheds light on insulation opportunities in European residential buildings!
On 18th January, BPIE (Buildings Performance Institute Europe) released a new study, showing that the insulation of existing residential buildings in the EU would significantly contribute to securing the bloc’s energy independence and achieving the EU target of reaching climate neutrality by 2050.
In this study, BPIE modelled two renovation scenarios until 2050: The 2% Renovation Scenario and the Full Renovation Scenario.
The analysis lead to the conclusion that improved insulation of EU residential buildings would result in a reduction of energy demand for heating in buildings by 777 TWh, or 44% compared to 2020: 46% in gas savings, 44% in heating oil savings and 48% in coal savings.
An executive summary with the key elements of BPIE’s analysis is also available.