Reducing buildings emissions
Between 2005 and 2021, the direct GHG from buildings in the EU decreased by 20%. This trend reflects the EU’s decarbonisation strategy, which includes the improvement of energy efficiency and the electrification of end-uses. However, the speed of change has decreased over time. The pace of change would need to increase significantly to meet the overall 2030 GHG emissions target stated in the EU Renovation Wave (-60% between 2015 and 2030). To achieve this, the current energy renovation rate needs to increase significantly, it needs a fuel switch as well as demand reductions.