Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
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
Greenhouse gasesOrigins of CO 2 emissions Buildings account for about 40% of CO 2 emissions Industry Residential Tertiary Transport
Available Economic Potential for Energy Efficiency in the EU 1998 -2010
Floor Heating/cooling controls Boiler/cooler Wall insulation Lighting Glazing Roof insulation Energy Efficiency in Buildings
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
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 www.euroace.org
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
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 2010 - extreme climates and under-insulated buildings
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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