Energy Efficiency

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Saving energy in buildings.
The buildings sector and transport are the biggest consumers of energy in the country. The buildings in Greece are responsible for approximately 36% of total energy consumption while during 2000-2005, increased their energy consumption by about 24%, one of the largest increases in Europe.

One of the main reasons why the Greek buildings are highly energy intensive is their age and the failure to integrate modern technology, due to lack of relevant legislation in the last 30 years.
Most of these buildings are facing issues such as:

• Partial or complete lack of insulation,
• Obsolete frames (frames / single glazed window)
• Lack of sun protection for the southern and western faces their
• Insufficient use of high solar potential of the country,
• Poor maintenance of heating / air conditioning resulting in low yield.

Important parameter, also determining the energy performance of a building is the behaviour of the occupants. Lack of user information-residents on rational use and management of energy, often leads to wasteful behaviours such as installing air conditioning systems without individual study, the use of low-efficiency devices, or failure to maintain the heating system, etc.

In this direction, the Ministry of Environment, Energy and Climate Change completing the institutional framework for energy efficiency in buildings, proceeds with the financing of the European Union, in a package of economic incentives to interventions made energy upgrading of buildings in the domestic sector, through the program “Saving at Home”.