Transition pathways for the European building sector: Comparison of environmental savings from sufficiency, consistency, and efficiency measures

Authors

  • Patrick Zimmermann Chair of Sustainable Building Construction and Design, Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg (DE)

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14512/tatup.31.2.32

Keywords:

sufficiency, consistency, efficiency, buildings, emissions

Abstract

This article addresses the lack of data about the environmental savings potential of sufficiency measures in the European building sector by using the EUCalc tool. The savings potentials of different sufficiency, consistency, and efficiency measures in the impact categories greenhouse gas emissions, energy, and renewable as well as non-renewable resources are calculated. With sufficiency measures, a total of 16% of GHG emissions can be saved compared to an EU past trends scenario. Efficiency and consistency measures save 31% and 22%, respectively. The most effective sufficiency measure is a reduction of living space per capita. The results vary between the impact categories studied.

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18.07.2022

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Zimmermann P. Transition pathways for the European building sector: Comparison of environmental savings from sufficiency, consistency, and efficiency measures. TATuP [Internet]. 2022 Jul. 18 [cited 2022 Aug. 17];31(2):32-9. Available from: https://www.tatup.de/index.php/tatup/article/view/6969