Industry calls for ‘bold’ buildings renovations strategy in Green Deal

Clean energy industry bodies have called on the European Commission to put forward a "bold strategy” for the renovation of buildings as part of the European ‘Green Deal’.

The strategy should have “on-site renewables, energy efficiency, and smart energy solutions at its core”, the group said.

The 12 organisations, including the Coalition for Energy Savings, Energy Cities, the European Association for Electrical Contractors (EuropeOn), the European Builders Confederation (EBC) and SolarPower Europe, said that buildings account for 36% of Europe’s CO2 emissions and approximately half of energy demand.

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