The geographic scope of the project "Integrated
strategies and policy instruments for retrofitting
buildings to reduce primary energy use and GHG emissions"
(INSPIRE) is on four European countries: Denmark,
Romania, Sweden and Switzerland. The building sector
accounts for 40% to 50% of the final energy consumption
in these countries. While in the European Union (EU)
energy-related requirements for new buildings are
constantly increasing (e.g. EPBD; nearly zero energy
buildings up to 2020), the improvement of energy
performance of the existing building stock constitutes a
major challenge for the future, especially with relation
to the greenhouse gas emissions reduction goals of 2050.
The mastering of this challenge requires the
identification of cost optimal retrofit strategies to
achieve maximal reduction of energy consumption and
carbon emissions through and within building renovation.
|Place of Publication
|Bundesamt für Energie BFE
|Finnish Funding Agency for Innovation (Tekes)
|Number of pages
|Published - 2014
|MoE publication type
|D4 Published development or research report or study