The Energy Efficiency Forum (EEF) is the premier forum that promotes an energy efficiency ethic through the presentation of national and worldwide views on energy efficiency and the resulting impact on the environment, national security and economic growth. Johnson Controls organized the first Energy Efficiency Forum in the US in 1990. Meanwhile, the same concept was developed in 2008 in Asia and in 2010 in Europe. Discussions will focus on the key elements of the energy efficiency equation from financing and technology to the regulatory environment. Attendees to the Forum will have the opportunity to engage in debate with policy-makers, business leaders, NGOs, and other stakeholders, including high level speakers and presenters. The Forum will also be a place to exchange best practices from around Europe and the Mediterranean Basin.
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Energy Efficiency Facts
- By 2020, the European Union (EU) needs to achieve: 20% increase in energy efficiency, 20% reduction of CO2 and 20% share of energy renewable sources.
- The deep renovation of Europe's existing buildings could save 32% primary energy in Europe by 2020, 2.6 billion barrels of foreign oil per year and €193 billion per year.
- The European Union needs to start renovating its building stock NOW!
- EU Policymakers have mandated that all new public buildings achieve nearly zero energy status by 2018, and that all other new buildings achieve the same status by 2020.
- Global primary energy demand projected to increase by 50% between now and 2030.
- The EU is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to 80-95% below 1990 levels by 2050.
- Buildings consume 35% of the world's energy and account for 40% of the world's GHG emissions.
- Action around energy efficiency enhances energy security in Europe.
- Large scale action on energy efficiency would create market demand for products and services that would result in 2.000.000 of new European jobs.