Heating, cooling, lighting and appliance use in buildings account for around 40% of the EU’s energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Heating residential buildings is responsible for about 65% of energy consumption, revealing an untapped savings potential. WHY developed an enhanced modelling methodology based on the consistent integration of improved representation of human behaviour and technical/engineering modelling. Our policy messages, based on the results of the WHY project, include guiding categories relevant to factors such as behavioural change, building-level technical change, pathways to net-zero buildings and/or a social impact assessment.
Municipal and Regional Policy-makers: read the Local Policy Brief here.
EU Policy-makers: read the EU Policy Brief here.
Do you want to discuss the policy recommendations? Join us for our final webinar on the 19th of January! Read more and register here.