Energetic efficiency of the buildings
Buildings are an essential part of our daily lives, whose days are largely spent inside them, whether we are at home, at work or in entertainment venues.
Buildings of all kinds (houses, workplaces, schools, hospitals, libraries or other public buildings) are, however, the largest consumers of energy and are among the main emitters of carbon dioxide.
As a whole, buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 35% of greenhouse gas emissions, generated mainly during their construction and use.
Improving the energy efficiency of buildings will be decisive for the ambitious goal of achieving carbon neutrality established for 2050.
About 80% of the building stock is inefficient from an energy point of view. That means that much of the energy consumed is wasted. Energy losses can be minimized by upgrading existing buildings and by investing in smart solutions and energy-efficient materials for new construction.
Renovating buildings already in use could reduce total energy consumption by 5-6% and cut carbon dioxide emissions by around 5%.