Energy efficiency in buildings

Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. While new buildings generally need less than three to five litres of heating oil per square meter per year, older buildings consume about 25 litres on average. Some buildings even require up to 60 litres.

Currently, about 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old. By improving the energy efficiency of buildings, we could reduce total EU energy consumption by 5% to 6% and lower CO2 emissions by about 5%.

Energy efficinecy in buildings - DG ENER

List of demo sites where this technology is being implemented.

TRIANGULUM Site Stavanger

The Stavanger region is regarded as one of the most innovative regions in Norway. For ten years in a row, it has been appointed The Best Business Region in Norway (NHO) and has a practice for close triple helix cooperation among businesses, academia and public sector. The region aims at a high...

TRIANGULUM Site Manchester

The city of Manchester is one of ten local authorities that make up the Greater Manchester conurbation, which has a total population of 2.6 million people and is the second largest economy in the United Kingdom. ‘Corridor Manchester’ will be the focus of activity in the city - a 2 km long spine...

BEEM-UP Site Delft

The BEEM-UP building site is located in the north west of Delft, approximately 2,5 km from the city centre. The group of buildings is called Complex 5. The area has a specific identity as the surrounding buildings share the typical Dutch brick façade as a remarkable architectural quality. Before...

BEEM-UP Site Alingsas

Brogården in Alingsås is an area of multi-dwelling buildings built in 1971-1973. The area comprises a total of 300 flats, divided into 16 houses with 2-4 floors each. All flats have a balcony or a patio. The Brogården area is currently undergoing an extensive renewal, which started in the spring of...

BEEM-UP Site Paris

The building is located in the centre of Paris, 800 m from Montparnasse train station, at the corner of Rue du Cotentin and Rue Falguière. It is composed of 87 dwellings and it was built around 1950. In 1993, the building was renovated (outer insulation, double glazed windows, boilers), but it...