New report: Unlocking the benefits of building renovation
In a groundbreaking new report, ROCKWOOL Group and Cambridge Econometrics set out policy solutions to achieve effective retrofit plans for greener homes and buildings and reducing energy-related costs.
The report maps a clear path to greener buildings and shows strong support from the public to renovate their homes, if adequate financial and administrative support is available.
The report includes data from a global first-of-its-kind survey of 14,000 people in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States confirming the public appetite for energy efficient buildings, while also showcasing the need for governments to develop fit-for-purpose renovation programmes.
Commenting on the new report, ROCKWOOL Group CEO Jens Birgersson says, “While there will always be a debate about the costs of climate action – and hopefully also about the costs of inaction – the fact is that there is plenty of money available for building renovations and other green investments. And renovation itself is not rocket science. It requires using well-known materials and building practices, and that is a big advantage. The issue is connecting the funding sources with the on-the-ground projects, and ensuring we have the skilled workforce in place”.