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The case for energy efficiency in buildings

Of the range of actions that can be taken to reduce the building sector’s energy consumption and CO2 emissions, reducing energy demand in buildings is the most cost-effective strategy.

In fact, buildings have a 70 percent more cost-efficient abatement potential than any other sector. 

Beyond the positive environmental impacts, energy efficiency has many other benefits. It is recognised as one of the most effective long-term measures for reducing "energy poverty".

The EU’s Energy and Climate Commissioner estimates that just a one percent improvement in energy efficiency could lift seven million people out of energy poverty.

With the right efficiency solutions new buildings today can be nearly zero energy buildings and existing buildings can be retrofitted to reduce energy use by 50 – 90 percent

Oliver Rapf

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ROCKWOOL's approach to energy efficiency

Residential and commercial buildings account for nearly 40 percent of the energy used in most countries and are responsible for a similar level of global CO2 emissions.

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A net positive impact

In 2017 ROCKWOOL sold building insulation products that in their lifetime will save globally the equivalent of the annual carbon emissions of Denmark, Norway and Sweden together

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