Presentation on theme: "How much energy, CO 2 & money can we save in buildings? - and what would it take to unleash the potential? Jens H Laustsen, Senior Policy Analyst, IEA."— Presentation transcript:
How much energy, CO 2 & money can we save in buildings? - and what would it take to unleash the potential? Jens H Laustsen, Senior Policy Analyst, IEA Eelco van Heel, CEO, Rockwool International A/S
Agenda 8.30 Welcome by Eelco van Heel, CEO, Rockwool International 8.35How much energy, CO2 and money can we save in buildings? by Jens H Laustsen, Senior Policy Analyst, International Energy Agency 8.50Green growth – green jobs. How can we pick the low hanging fruits and save energy costs and CO 2 in our buildings? by Eelco van Heel, CEO Rockwool International 9.00Questions and Answers 9.20End of session
As an example: When buildings undergoing modernisation are brought up to modern energy standards EU potential Energy worth € 270 billion can be saved 460 million tonnes of CO 2 emission prevented (by 2030) +500 000 jobs created Similar substantial US potentials have been calculated, including 1.1 mio. jobs created Can we afford to take on CO2 reduction commitments? Sources: Ecofys, EURIMA, American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy
The world In 2030, 70% of the World’s population (6 billion people) will live in urban areas In 2030, CO2 emissions from buildings up 50%, due to increased use of airconditioning in Asia and the US Huge potential in making industrial plants more energy efficient Less dependent of energy import Current UN climate negotiations stalling - nobody wants to be the first to move Can we afford to take on CO2 reduction commitments?
Can home owners afford it? Newbuild: Monthly heating costs down to 10 EUR (or even 0) Existing buildings: Energy renovation can cut energy costs by +50% Increased comfort Better insulation is the easiest and most profitable personal contribution to CO2 reduction
Barriers: Low priority Lack of knowledge Funding Lack of competences among craftsmen, contractors and architects Owner/tenant dilemma No sense of urgency But... market forces do not work
Strengthen energy requirements considerably Make the Passive House our standard choice (mandatory in new UK buildings from 2013) Always make building renovations energy efficient Make public buildings energy efficient role models Provide one-stop energy efficiency packages for home-owners Allow landlords to profit from energy renovation initiatives Provide up-front financing Use intelligent incentives - like in UK, Germany and France Assure ambitious result at COP15 Key recommendations
The fight against climate change starts at home ! Questions?