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Policy brief
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The building sector is a significant contributor to Europe’s carbon emissions and needs to be tackled in order to reach our climate obligations under the Paris agreement. However, numerous barriers in knowledge, awareness, trust, finance, and market development mean that renovation rates of private households remain low, and of limited impact.

Many policy interventions are possible for regions that wish to overcome these barriers, including information campaigns, provision of financing, and training of construction companies. These instruments are well tested in Europe’s regions, but the process of home renovation remains complex and daunting for homeowners, and significant effort needs to be made to reduce fragmentation.

One-Stop-Shops (OSS) bring together the full gamut of policy interventions into a single body, working with stakeholders to provide all required skills and knowledge for home renovation, significantly reducing the burden for homeowners to improve their energy performance.

Energy transition