Around 36% of global energy use and 39% of energy-related carbon dioxide emissions are accountable to the global buildings and construction sector according to the IEA Global Status Report (International Energy Agency). For improving the energy consumption of properties, the real estate industry has to increasingly address the mitigation of direct and indirect emissions resulting from the construction phase of new buildings or refurbishments, and where applicable, from the dismantling at the end of the economic useful life. Due to the low refurbishment rates in the existing European stock and the specific requirements due to climate change, any increase of energy efficiency requires more energetic retrofits in the existing property stock to reduce the carbon footprint.

CRREM Risk Assessment Tool Pilot Version

March 24, 2020
CRREM Risk Assessment Tool Pilot Version

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Carbon Brief: Ten charts show how the world is progressing on clean energy

Dr Iain Staffell, as an expert in sustainable energy of the Centre for Environmental Policy of the Imperial College London, published in the Carbon Brief a short post talking about the trends in the progress on clean energy. The post was published the 11 December with the title: Ten charts show how the world is progressing […]

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