Fuente: EEA, https://www.eea.europa.eu

Artículo publicado el 7 de julio de 2022

Circularity can enhance greenhouse gas emission savings when renovating Europe’s buildings

Building renovation is a key contributor to improving energy efficiency and to achieving a climate neutral European Union (EU) by 2050. A European Environment Agency (EEA) briefing, published today, investigates how circular economy principles can enhance the benefits of building renovation. It finds that, through 2050, circularity can significantly reduce the use of materials and contribute significant additional reductions in the CO2 emissions embedded in Europe’s buildings.

Buildings consume a lot of material resources and energy, and therefore play an important role in Europe’s environment and climate policy. Embedded emissions, which account for emissions released from the extraction of natural resources and their processing to building materials, make up almost a quarter of the life cycle emissions of the current EU building stock.

The EEA briefing ‘Building renovation: where circular economy and climate meet’, analyses the benefits of using circular economy principles in Europe’s renovation wave, which means keeping materials and products in use as long as possible and efficiently reusing or recycling all waste.


El artículo completo y todos los detalles se pueden encontrar aquí: https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/circularity-can-enhance-greenhouse-gas

Para poder descargarse el documento «Building renovation: where circular economy and climate meet’» mencionado,  en el enlace: https://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/building-renovation-where-circular-economy/building-renovation-where-circular-economy