EU 2030 goals https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/energy-strategy-and-energy-union/2030-energy-strategy
EU countries have agreed on a new 2030 Framework for climate and energy, including EU-wide targets and policy objectives for the period between 2020 and 2030:
- at least 27% energy savings compared with the business-as-usual scenario.
Common challenges within the North Sea Region:
The countries in the NSR all have a structural demand for heat (heating and hot water). Consequently these countries need the same approach to energy-neutral renovation.
In addition, the countries in the NSR want to and have to reduce their consumption of fossil fuels. https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/energy-strategy-and-energy-union
The energy-neutral renovation of the 20.6 million homes (calculated on the basis of http://episcope.eu/building-typology/country/) in the NSR that can be achieved through this approach can lead to an ultimate reduction of 74 Mega-tonnes (Mt) of CO2 per year. This would allow 9% of the above-mentioned energy objective of 40% to be achieved. This means that this approach would enable almost ¼ of the energy objectives to be achieved.
In order to fulfil this huge task, it is necessary that with an ultimate production of 30,000 complete packages per year, 47 Smart Building Industries would have to be set up in the NSR. The 18 million outdated homes can be renovated to energy neutrality within 13 years.
Until now, the building sector has looked only locally and applies very few international solutions. There are no integral international projects where industrialisation is developed on a large scale. As a result, the energy objectives cannot be significantly influenced by the building sector at the moment.
Despite the fact that the method of building appears to differ in the various European countries within the NSR, there are also a large number of correlations, such as the systematically built flats and row housing. These exist everywhere in the NSR. These correlations in house building make large-scale industrialisation of energy-neutral solutions interesting.