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Old but sustainable: buildings of the future or a utopian ideal?

Renovations struggling to get off the ground and some positive signs


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Ivo Corrà
19 January 2021

The rate of renovation of European buildings has been stuck at one per cent for years, yet energy efficiency has been a key point in every European climate strategy for a decade now. In a sector until now characterised by its lack of impetus, research has become vital in propelling technological innovation.

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