The construction sector plays a crucial role in global energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. According to data, construction is responsible for up to 40% of the world’s total energy consumption and also accounts for 38% of total CO2 emissions. This alarming statistic underscores the urgent need to renovate existing buildings with the goal of reducing their energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy efficient building renovation is becoming increasingly important to address serious challenges related to climate change and environmental protection. Renovating multiapartment buildings is not only a step towards a more sustainable future but also a way to reduce energy costs, improve living quality, and contribute to global efforts to combat climate change.
More information on this topic can be found on the “Retrofit HUB” project’s website. The project is being conducted to educate various stakeholders about all the essential aspects of energy efficient renovation of multiapartment buildings. Therefore, the main objective is to gather property owners of multiapartment buildings, representatives of residential communities, facility managers, experts, engineers, energy renovation service providers, representatives of institutions involved in financing, and relevant ministries.
As part of this project, an analysis of the market situation has been conducted, providing an overview of existing practices and challenges in energy efficient renovation initiatives for multiapartment buildings. Project partners, the Croatian Green Building Council (CGBC), the Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC), and the Hungary Green Building Council (HuGBC), also conducted interviews with key stakeholders and experts in their respective countries to summarize the current market situation regarding energy efficient renovation of multiapartment buildings. Each GBC also conducted training sessions that brought together numerous stakeholders, providing an overview of regulatory frameworks, technical systems, and renovation financing models.
For more information about the project, the state of analysis, and the conducted training, you can visit the project’s website: https://retrofithub.eu/.