Did you know: buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions? Local governments therefore have a great responsibility to make their public buildings more energy efficient. However, they do not always have the resources to do so.
It doesn’t have to be this way: CITYnvest, a three-year project that is coming to an end, is unveiling 5 recommendations addressed to decision makers at EU, national and local level to make energy efficiency in public buildings financially possible and more easily accessible to all cities, no matter their size.
The findings were presented as a final report to the participants of CITYnvest’s final conference, “The power of innovative financing”, from 4 to 5 December. Over a hundred local leaders, experts as well as MEPs Claude Turmes and Benedek Javor came together to find solutions for an energy efficient future.
This article was originally published by Citynvest and you can read it entirely here.