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August 3, 2022

Unlocking home renovation in Europe

Three demands to unleash affordable financing for energy-efficient homes Everyone should be able to live in comfortable and healthy homes. Yet, most of the buildings in the EU are old and do not provide good housing conditions. The walls of our homes are not able to retain or…
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July 2, 2022

Financing a deep renovation wave

Recovery and beyond The European Union has a total of 260 million building units, which represent 40% of our energy consumption and 36% of our greenhouse gas emissions. The building sector is the largest single energy consumer and carbon emitter in the EU. Building is the mother of all…
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July 1, 2022

Money looking for a home

How to make the ECBโ€™s negative interest rates pay for building renovations This policy paper proposes to turn the European Central Bankโ€™s Targeted Longer-Term Refinancing Operations (TLTROs) programme into a dedicated financial instrument to scale up bank loans for energy efficiency and building renovations.
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