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Climate change will reduce the need for heating energy in buildings

Climate change will reduce the need for heating energy in buildings

Warming climate will lead to changes in the demand for heating and cooling energy in buildings. According to a recent study, energy consumption will decline by between 20 and 35 per cent by the end of the century. The role of energy-efficient and passive cooling methods will increase as the need for cooling grows.

Further information

Senior Researcher Kirsti Jylhä, FMI, firstname.lastname@fmi.fi, tel. 029 539 4125

Jylhä K., J. Jokisalo, K. Ruosteenoja, K. Pilli-Sihvola, T. Kalamees, T. Seitola, H. Mäkelä, R. Hyvönen, M. Laapas and A. Drebs, 2015: Energy demand for the heating and cooling of residential houses in Finland in a changing climate. Energy and Buildings, 99, 104-106, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.04.001
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778815002777


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