of all energy in EU is
used for transport
used for industry
used for buildings
Energy efficiency in buildings is a key to lowering our energy consumption and reducing CO2 emissions while improving comfort.
Energy use in residential and commercial buildings is responsible for about 40% of EU total final energy consumption and 36% of the EU's total CO2 emissions. The potential for cost effective energy saving by 2020 is significant: 30% less energy use within the sector is feasible. This equals a reduction of 11% of the EU's total final energy use. However, energy use in this sector continues to increase. Firmer action must be taken.
Energy efficiency in buildings thanks to thermal insulation offers huge potential to tackle climate change, improve energy security while reducing costs, and finally, meet our 2020 goals.