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ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS THE WAY FOR THE EU TO MEET ITS KYOTO COMMITMENTS The European Alliance of Companies for Energy.

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1 ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS THE WAY FOR THE EU TO MEET ITS KYOTO COMMITMENTS The European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

2 Greenhouse gasesOrigins of CO 2 emissions Buildings account for about 40% of CO 2 emissions Industry Residential Tertiary Transport

3 Available Economic Potential for Energy Efficiency in the EU

4 Floor Heating/cooling controls Boiler/cooler Wall insulation Lighting Glazing Roof insulation Energy Efficiency in Buildings

5 IMPORTANCE OF THE BUILDING SECTOR Conclusion: Buildings account for 40-45% of CO 2 emissions Industry Residential Tertiary Transport Greenhouse gases Origins of CO 2 emissions

6 WHERE WILL THE REDUCTIONS IN EMISSIONS COME FROM? n Thermal insulationUp to 200 million tonnes n GlazingUp to 120 million tonnes n Controls systemsUp to 80 million tonnes n LightingUp to 50 million tonnes TOTAL Up to 450 million tonnes

7 EuroACES KEY MESSAGES n Annual saving of up to 450 million tonnes of CO 2 by 2010 through building energy efficiency measures - more than 10% of 1990 emissions n Implementation would create many jobs (estimated at 3.4 million job.years) n Almost all building energy efficiency measures provide highly cost effective measures n Measures undertaken during refurbishment are more cost effective n In many instances the measures provide savings

8 MORE OF EuroACES KEY MESSAGES n Technologies are available now n Technologies are appropriate for new and existing buildings - refurbishment of existing buildings is a critically important step n Energy savings could enhance the viability of renewable energy generation technologies n Measures are highly appropriate to an enlarged EU - expanding eastwards by extreme climates and under-insulated buildings

9 HOW CAN AN ECONOMICALLY FEASIBLE OBJECTIVE BE SO DIFFICULT TO ACHIEVE ? -Lack of incentives, especially fiscal -Non-existent or inadequate regulations, especially for existing buildings -Disinterest of energy supply utilities in promoting energy-efficiency measures VERY FRUSTRATING SITUATION!


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