Energy optimisation of the buildings in Portugal is more than necessary. The following figures are telling.
Various factors can explain this observation:
- Low thermal efficiency of housing
- Fuel poverty, which is a major problem facing Portugal
And yet Portugal is in the top 10 European countries with the best climate!
A few figures about energy efficiency in Portugal
According to the results of a European Union survey (between 2011 and 2016) nearly 26% of Portuguese respondents said they could not maintain a sufficient temperature in their homes.
The average in Europe is 10%, and this value is below 5% in some Nordic countries!
Moreover the Energy Poverty Observatory claims that 31.3%of Portuguese people live in homes with humidity problems.
In the wake of these observations, it is more than necessary to carry out an energy optimisation the new constructions and to focus on healthy and ecological materials.
Sustainable construction makes it possible to meet these needs.