In case you missed it, Europe is at war with carbon to save our planet. Some of the world’s toughest environmental targets are becoming a reality in the way we live our lives and conduct our business. Europe has committed to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 40% of 1990 levels by 2030. But the need for speed is gathering pace. Buildings are firmly on the legislative agenda. The built environment is responsible for 40% of total energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU. 75% of buildings are energy-inefficient. Not the best statistics considering the context.
In this snapshot we take a look at what the real estate sector has to expect from the EU energy efficiency legislation.
Anaïs Laporte is a Consultant and Marcus Pepperell is a Managing Director at FTI Consulting Brussels