Low carbon opportunities in Europe’s building sector

Report highlights low carbon opportunities in Europe’s building sector

The building sector is in need of comparable, pan-European data to support a low-carbon economy. Up until now, this information was incomplete and fragmented, hindering the uptake of new innovations and technologies.

A new series of reports drawn up at the instigation of the European Institute for Innovation &Technology (EIT) Climate-KIC outlines trends in construction and building technology and information with the influence of regulatory developments in building requirements and labels.

These reports look at energy related decisions, analysing drivers and barriers and evaluating the market potential of a climate-neutral building park. They aim to foster the uptake of new low-carbon innovations and technologies in Europe amongst low carbon technology & innovation suppliers, such as large corporates, SMEs, and spin-offs, as well as country/EU policy makers and property investors.

The content, aligned to enable comparison between markets, includes:

  • A summary of key national framing conditions and major trends – carbon targets, legal frameworks, financial support instruments, investment rates
  • A market size and building stock morphology – building typology characterization and building sector stakeholders breakdown
  • The potential market size generated through by transformation of the building sector according to national carbon targets to 2050
  • Insights into key market stakeholder groups’ perceived barriers towards action, decision criteria and needs, based on survey results
  • Local market experts’ comments on the content, targeted recommendations, and identified business opportunities
  • A quantitative Indicator Factsheet and a qualitative Executive Market Summary is also provided, offering a synthesis of indicators, key findings and targeted recommendation extracted from the brief
  • Benefits per customer segment

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August 22, 2018