Research shows that buildings consume 40% of the region’s energy and emit 36% carbon (IV) oxide. This calls for the modernization of buildings to make them energy-efficient and cut down their carbon emission. If the region’s goals of mitigating the effects of global warming and reducing energy imports are to be achieved, there is a crucial need for the adoption of bio-energy in more buildings.

It is imperative to strengthen the existing European Union framework for an efficient and renewable building sector.

The Role of Bio-energy

There are numerous steps that can be taken toward the decarbonization of the building sector. Bio-energy will play a big role in this. One of the things that you should be done is the provision of a renewable solution such as decentralized stoves and the installation of bio-energy boilers.

Pellets can also play an essential role in the decarbonization of the building sector. Buildings can use stoves and boilers to heat pellets. This will save on space and limit the production of carbon into the atmosphere.

Another major contribution will be the Combined Heat and Power Plants which are used to provide the heating needs of large areas. They are important when it comes to transitioning buildings from their current energy strategies to an efficient and renewable energy sector.


Our Position

Today, the residential sector is heavily dominated by the use of fossil fuels for the production of energy. There is an urgent need to decarbonize the building sector so that we can cut down on the massive carbon footprint that this sector is emitting into the atmosphere.

It is important to acknowledge that individual biomass projects are an important constituent of the solution. They offer affordable and renewable energy for households, especially in rural areas. Even in remote areas, governments and non-governmental organizations should partner with communities to promote the adoption of bio-energy.

To accelerate the decarbonization of the building sector, long-term and impactful strategies are needed. The government should be willing to offer incentives to building owners so that they will more readily accept to switch from fossil fuels to the use of renewable energy sources.