Belgium must reach the climate goals! Look at the potential – Belgian energy use is 70% above European average – You can already tell that improvement is not only possible, it is vital. BE REEL! and its partners support these ambitious plans. We aspire a renovation rate increase for which we develop, test, evaluate, refine and demonstrate the most appropriate structural measures.
Furthermore we pass knowledge via training sessions for building professionals and other relevant sectors on the one hand, and knowledge via action stimulating communication for citizens and stakeholders on the other hand. Finally we set up a project management team to manage, monitor and evaluate all developed tools and actions.
The regional renovation strategies
The energy consumption of Belgian houses is 70% above the EU average. This represents an enormous potential for energy savings and for the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
The Flemish and Walloon 2050 renovation strategies for residential buildings have been approved by the Flemish and Walloon governments respectively. The strategies set a priority on an average decline in energy consumption of 75% and a strong increase in the production of renewable energy. This would mean a decline of at least 80% in greenhouse gas emissions by the residential sector.
Both regions are currently developing instruments and measures to drastically increase the degree of renovation. This will bring benefits in the areas of energy and climate, and also create socio-economic benefits in the long term.