Built Environment

built environment

The energy transition in the built environment is something everyone can imagine. Millions of homes and other buildings that are currently reliant on natural gas will be heated in a different way in the future. Additionally, energy consumption must be reduced, for example by improving insulation and using energy more efficiently.

Built environment falls behind on climate goals

Progress reports show that the built environment is falling behind in achieving climate goals. For example, the Climate and Energy Outlook, the most important report on the progress of the energy transition in the Netherlands, estimates residual emissions in the built environment of about 13-19 Mton in 2030, while the sector target is 10 Mton. Other sectors are on a better track to meet their 2030 targets.

Actually, this is not so surprising. The fact that everyone can imagine the transition to a sustainable built environment also means that this transition affects everyone. In no other sector does the energy transition come so close to everyday life. This makes this topic extremely complex. Recharge Earth stands for collaborating on innovative solutions for the transition to a direct living environment that is not only socially accepted, but also sustainable and future-proof.