Briefing 3/2020: Financing Deep Energy Renovation: The Roles Of Policy Action, Public-Private Partnerships And Financial Tools For Private Dwellings


As part of the final month of the #GreenDeal4Buildings campaign, Renovate Europe has produced two complementary briefings looking at the issue of financing deep energy renovation. While this briefing focuses on the need for strong policy, the potential of public-private partnerships, and the particular challenges of financing renovation in the residential sector, a complementary briefing examines ways to leverage funds through the Just Transition Mechanism and carbon revenues. Within the EU context and existing 2030 energy savings targets, Renovate Europe notes an annual investment gap of…

Briefing 2/2020: Financing Deep Energy Renovation: Leveraging The Just Transition Mechanism And Carbon Revenues


As part of the final month of the #GreenDeal4Buildings campaign, Renovate Europe has produced two complementary briefings looking at the issue of financing deep energy renovation. This briefing focuses on leveraging funds through the Just Transition Mechanism and carbon revenues, and a complementary briefing examines the need for strong policy, the potential of public-private partnerships, and the particular challenges of financing renovation in the residential sector. Calculating the actual cost of renovating 97% of the existing building stock in the EU is no easy task. Various methodologies…

Briefing 1/2020: Proof of how buildings renovation can help meet the European Green Deal


During its first 100 days in office, the Renovate Europe Campaign will be tracking the development of the #EUGreenDeal – and proving why it must include a strategy for deep energy renovation of the building stock in the EU. We’re launching a social media campaign to call for an ambitious #GreenDeal4Buildings. The new European Commission have now been in office for over a month, and so are one-third of the way into their first 100 days as a Commission, at the end of which a number of pieces of legislation should be proposed. On December 11, 2019, a communication on the European Green Deal was…

Briefing 2/2019: Capturing the untapped benefits of energy renovation


December 2019 During its first 100 days in office the Renovate Europe Campaign will be tracking development of the #EUGreenDeal - and proving why it must include a strategy for deep energy renovation of the building stock in the EU. We're launching a social media campaign to call for an ambitious #GreenDeal4Buildings. This article is the first of three that will be published as part of our #GreenDeal4Buildings campaign, and focuses on the many untapped benefits of energy renovation - such as emissions reduction, ending energy poverty, economic and wellbeing benefits.  As new Members of the…

Briefing 1/2019: Why Good Health Begins in a Good Homes


April 2018 Good health can come from many sources, but maybe none is as overlooked as the value of a good building. We spend about 90% of our lives indoors. Most of the air we breathe over our lifetimes is found there. Our buildings’ temperatures, lighting, humidity, draughts and noise can determine our vulnerability to illness. They can even affect our moods and mental wellbeing. The World Health Organisation estimates that 4.3 million people die prematurely each year from exposure to indoor air pollutants.  Reams of studies on the subject have incontrovertibly linked healthy bodies to…

Briefing 1/2018: Digitalisation, Disruption and the Energy Renovation Sector


March 2018 Robots and the construction industry may not go together like a horse and carriage in parlour talk but, as digitalisation gathers pace, they look set to define Europe's building sites in the next century. Working in the building industry has long been characterised as a physically exhausting and rather low paid activity that lacked innovative drivers, according to the European Builders Confederation (EBC), the organisation representing construction SMEs and craftsmen in Europe. “We have a skills shortage, an ageing workforce and the fundamental problem that young people do not…