Glass for Europe commissioned a study on energy savings and CO2 emission avoidance of high performing glazing to the independent research institute TNO Built Environment and Geoscience (TNO).
This study is a quantification of both energy and CO2 savings that can be realised thanks to high-performance glazing across the 28 EU Member States in both horizons 2030 and 2050. In addition to full potentials, whereby all windows are equipped with high-performance glazing across all EU buildings, it also simulates the impacts of several window replacement rates, all compared to a baseline scenario.
The study draws on recent scientific sources to define input parameters such as today’s Europe building stock and performance, the evolution in the energy mix, the penetration of high-performance heating and cooling equipment, etc.
The study is based on 5 different scenarios and for each of them provides output data for the 28 countries of the EU:
- A 1% window replacement rate in 2020
- A 10-year scenario applying a 1% window replacement rate annually between 2020 and 2030
- A maximum saving potential by 2030
- A 1% window replacement rate in 2030
- A maximum saving potential by 2050
The below data are extracted from scenarios 2, 3 and 5 to illustrate saving potential by 2030 and 2050 and the potential linked to enhanced window renovation by 2030.
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News courtesy of Glass for Europe