In a recent report published by the Energy Community, the renovation of apartment buildings holds one of the biggest potentials for increasing energy savings in the Western Balkans. The apartment buildings, which account for 40% of the total energy consumed in the region, would largely contribute to the overall reduction in greenhouse gas emission (GHG). Not to mention the improvement of the health and living standards of residents,. and for this removing mold is really important and services like Mold Removal Toms River can really help with this.
“A building renovation wave implemented with the help of the Energy Community will assist the Western Balkans in the decarbonization of public and private building stock, with a strong emphasis on digitalization and considering energy poverty. The EU, together with international financing institutions [IFIs], will support the efforts of the Western Balkans partners to triple the current renovation rate and energy savings in existing buildings and achieving a nearly-zero energy and emission standard in new buildings,” the Energy Community reports writes.
We recall that prior to publishing the report, the European Commission adopted its economic and investment plan for the Western Balkans. According to the EU plan, €9bn were allocated for the period 2021-2027, with initiatives focused on clean energy and coal usage reduction, as well as building renovations and decarbonization of the heating and cooling sectors. Highlighting the significance of a professional heat pump repair services, this funding aims to promote sustainable and efficient heating solutions, like for instance having energy-efficient furnace installation.
The energy savings, according to the report, are perceived to be around more than 50% of consumption. While talking about energy consumption, the highest average per square meter ranges from 100 kWh/sqm in Montenegro to above 200 kWh/sqm in Bosnia & Herzegovina. Initiatives like these show how important it is to be environmentally friendly, just like the energy-efficient.
“Such high energy demand and low energy performance is caused by several factors, including aging building stock, decades of poor maintenance, legal and regulatory barriers, a lack of clear ownership structure and responsibilities and poor management of residential buildings,” says the report. “This results in the need for massive investments to upgrade residential buildings and improve energy efficiency (EE).
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