Buildings of all types in Europe account for 40% of its energy consumption, 36% of its CO2 emissions and 55% of its electricity consumption. This means that savings of emissions and energy in buildings is vital to meeting the EU's climate and energy targets.To date, renovation rates remain low in the EU and renovating the existing building stock to make it more energy efficient remains a challenge.

The experts of the Policy Learning Platform on low-carbon economy have prepared a policy brief which analyses Interreg Europe projects dealing with this issue and gives a clear overview on how to tackle the widespread problem.

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The Policy Learning Platform is the second action of Interreg Europe. Its aim is to boost EU-wide policy learning and sharing of good practices in research and innovation, competitiveness of SMEs, low-carbon economy, or the environment and resource efficiency. The platform is a hub of knowledge and services for regional policy makers across Europe to learn from their peers and benefit from expert support. Join today our community to improve the effectiveness of your regional development policies and programmes.

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