Opinion - 21/May/2018

Building tomorrow, today

Energy efficiency is the planet’s first fuel. Energy we don’t consume is cheaper, cleaner and more abundant than any other source. Insulating our buildings may seem an obvious way to save energy, but Rockwool Group’s Mirella Vitale warns that without ambitious long-term policy goals, society will fail to reap the full potential of energy efficient buildings

Today, 28% of global carbon dioxide emissions derive from energy use in buildings and by 2050 building energy demand is expected to increase by 30%. At the same time, the Paris climate agreement commits the world to keep the global temperature rise to less than 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. ...

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