Governments across Europe are allocating huge funding to shield families from the current energy crisis. If they want to protect them for the future, public policymakers must support the renovation of existing buildings to reduce both our energy bills and carbon footprint.
Investing in renovation is both a public health and social issue. A BPIE3 study found that improving the quality of housing helps lessen illness and its consequences, such as absenteeism and reduced productivity. Building renovation also boosts growth and job creation - for every €1m invested in building renovation, 18 jobs are created on average across the EU.