One of the most significant potential areas for saving energy and greenhouse gases is the thermal renovation of buildings. But we are not renovating enough. The method needs to change, and this will probably happen via industrialisation. Industrialisation, boosted by the European EnergieSprong project, means improved performance and quality of use.
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Twenty billion euros per year. That’s the potential of the energy renovation market in France, according to the consultants of Echos Etudes in their latest publication. What are we waiting for?
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