Decreasing Air Pollution
CO2 emissions are expected to rise 70% by 2030 and even 140% by 2050 leading to irreversible changes in the global climate and environment. However energy efficiency is one of the most promising ways to battle climate change globally.
The decreased pollution and a better indoor climate means fewer health issues and increased worker productivity. Energy efficiency retrofits tend to increase the average room temperature, which helps prevent energy-poverty related diseases and mortality.
Battling Energy Poverty
Over the past 15 years energy prices have been continuously increasing. Families living in old buildings spend extensive amounts of money on heating - as much as 30-40% during winter. However a refurbished building saves on the tenant energy bill every month.
Heating represents 70% of all energy consumption in the residential sector and therefore holds great potential for savings. Implementing energy efficiency measures is the way to achieve significantly lower energy consumption and reduce overall heating costs.
Alternative Use of Saved Energy
Energy saved thanks to efficient distribution and thermal optimisation in the residential sector can be alternatively used improve the general welfare of the community. It can even help to power new ventures on the local or regional level.