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The Offer to fight Climate Change

from Europe’s Cooperative and Social Housing providers

Copenhagen, 1 December 2009 | Published in Energy

In partnership with energy producers, citizens, professionals & local authorities and with appropriate funding & legislation social and cooperative housing can accelerate refurbishment rates to achieve optimal energy performance in 8 million homes between 2010 & 2020.

Social and cooperative housing makes up 12% of the EU’s housing stock, if 4% of stock is refurbished annually, backed up with a sustained change in residents’ behaviour, this can help deliver 30% reduction in energy consumption by 2020.

The Copenhagen Offer explains more in details what is the potential and the missing strategies to reach a refurbishment rate of a million dwellings annually, representing the creation of almost 350.000 jobs across Europe each year.