December 04, 2020
Lighting is the easiest and least intrusive way to make buildings more energy efficient and smart. Building renovation is at the heart of the EU Green Deal.
The European Commission recently announced a historic proposal to renovate 35 million buildings in Europe to high standards of energy efficiency by 2030.
The Renovation Wave initiative is a part of the EU Green Deal, Europe’s strategy to become carbon neutral by 2050, and a stimulus measure to revitalize the European economy.
It’s positive to see that building renovation is squarely in the Commission’s crosshairs not least opportunities to increase the energy efficiency of buildings. Europe’s buildings account for 40% of the EU’s total energy consumption and more than a third of CO2 emissions. Therefore, it goes without saying that improving the energy efficiency of building stock is critical to the EU achieving its climate targets and for Europe to become a carbon neutral continent.