Energy Efficiency First: single stage vs stepwise renovation and the question of rapid energy saving actions

27 Apr 2022 14:00

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In this webinar we will discuss selected topics on what the energy efficiency first principle mean for the building sector. In particular, we will analyse opportunities and challenges of single-stage vs. step-wise renovation activities and what it can mean for achieving energy savings and GHG-emission reductions – and achieving them fast. Moreover, triggered by the current Ukraine-Russia crisis and the possible implications for gas and energy security, we will discuss different proposed measures to strongly increase the pace of energy saving activities and heating system replacement, while also focusing on the danger of lock-in effects and sunk costs.

Speaker: Lukas Kranzl and Iná Maia, TU Wien