Context: Poorly insulated buildings result in substantial heat loss, and consequent energy wastage. Insulating buildings conserves heat and energy, and promotes sustainability.
Implementation: A 1990 study by the European Insulation Manufacturers Association (EURIMA) claims that if the European countries focused on would meet the national legal minimum thermal insulation requirements for all heated buildings, they would be able to reduce their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions initiated by heating by 50% -- a substantial energy saving. EURIMA reports that only 10 to 15% of the housing in Finland and Sweden is poorly insulated, compared to 44 to 95% for most other West European countries.
Subjects: BuildingsRefrigeration, heating, ventilation
Type Classification: D: Detailed strategies