Putting renovation on the agenda: Global perspectives on the value of renovation

Buildings affect many important aspects of human existence. We spend roughly 90% of our lives indoors so the quality of the buildings contributes significantly to our health, our wellbeing and our productivity – at work and at home. Further, the energy we consume in buildings contribute to climate change and local pollution, when the energy is produced by burning fossil fuels. 

Renovating buildings brings a very wide range of benefits, both economics related, health and productivity related and social related benefits:

Cities and governments are the key players in leading the transformation of the building stock. Indeed, the individual and collective choices made by cities when addressing the issue of climate change set the agenda for communities and governments everywhere. In this process, it is important for policy makers to:

The study is commissioned by Rockwool and written in collaboration with Copenhagen Economics.