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Are our urban buildings climate-ready?


Global warming will hit cities harder than the surrounding rural areas. This factsheet outlines how changing temperatures will affect building energy consumption and indoor comfort in European cities. Are older generations of buildings equipped to handle increasingly common heatwaves? Or will there be a need for further cooling? And will this cooling be offset by reduced heating costs during milder winters? Or are households and companies facing steep increases in energy costs?

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  • Are our urban buildings climate-ready?
  • Publication date 2020
  • Number of pages 2 p.

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