We’ve been alerted to RAP via linked in, and this report will have far reaching ramifications.
Minimum energy performance standards can support a massive increase in the building renovation rate, which is essential for the European Union to meet its climate targets. The European Union cannot meet its target of becoming a net-zero economy by 2050 without decarbonising the building stock, which accounts for 36% of EU carbon emissions. Existing EU and national building renovation policies fall short of generating enough activity to do this. The number of buildings renovated each year is one-third of the numberneeded. In addition, the improvements that are happening save relatively little energy —between just 9% and 17% —which means these buildings will have to be renovated again.
The rest of the report can be downloaded from here
This will clearly will have an impact on data centre design and retrofit of legacy buildings, the CATALYST project has shown via the Green Data Centre Roadmap that the Standards, Metrics and Technology is available to decarbonise data centre building stock and that the use of the EU Code of Conduct for Data Centres (Energy Efficiency) best practices can reduce energy consumption, our pilot trials have proved that the concepts of energy flexibility and waste heat reuse are viable and that the software suite provides a fully compliant marketplace mechanism to commercialise the trading of these commodities within the smart city environ.