Swedish Energy Agency and the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning

Multiple benefits of energy renovations of the Swedish building stock

The Swedish government is currently in the process of designing a new building strategy, including a program for renovating the existing building stock. Building renovations reduce the energy consumption of buildings and improve the overall quality of living environment. In addition, it has been established that there are so called ‘multiple benefits’ that accrue in addition to the direct savings in energy bills and may entail health effects from better outdoor air quality and indoor environment.

In order to shed light on these multiple benefits in a Swedish context, the Swedish Energy Agency and the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning commissioned Copenhagen Economics to assess and quantify to what extent there are likely multiple benefits from energy related renovations of the Swedish building stock.

The main conclusions of the study are:

The study is commissioned by the Swedish Energy Agency and the National Board of Housing, Building and Planning.

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