A new study shows the benefits within the next twenty years of renovating the most energy-intensive buildings. On 12 October, the Italian government will participate in the final phase of negotiations on the European EPDB Directive for the energy performance of buildings.
According to research just published by the international consulting firm Guidehouse, if Italy invested in targeted redevelopment of the most energy-intensive buildings, citizens would save up to €94 billion on their bills. Even with the investment required for energy upgrades, the benefit in terms of energy savings would be 68% higher after only 20 years.
According to Monica Frassoni, President of the European Alliance for Energy Saving (EUASE), the will of Italians is clear: “Citizens want structural and long-term actions that will allow us to lower the cost of their bills.”