HOUSING EUROPE
1
Job creation potential
of energy efficiency refurbishment
in housing
Energy savings Coalition
Hearing at ...
HOUSING EUROPE
2
Short overview of the presentation
 Energy efficiency potential in
the housing sector: very local,
very ...
HOUSING EUROPE
3
- 52.08 m people cannot
keep their home
adequately warm
- 161.42 m are facing
disproportionate housing
ex...
HOUSING EUROPE
4
What is the construction industry in Europe ?
 share of GDP differs from
one country to another, but
is ...
HOUSING EUROPE
5
Job potential in EE refurbishment
In terms of retrofitting activities, it is generally accepted that
ever...
HOUSING EUROPE
6
EE measures in housing: complex and diverse
HOUSING EUROPE
7
The more on energy refurbishment,
the more job intensive
(based on a program of 16.000 houses refurbished...
HOUSING EUROPE
8
The more local…
HOUSING EUROPE
9
In days of fiscal consolidation…
HOUSING EUROPE
10
The economic impact
 Creation of jobs: 2000
1760 in the region, 160 in the country and 60 abroad
HOUSING EUROPE
11
EE refurbishment in housing is a cash machine policy
HOUSING EUROPE
12
To sum up
 It costs to support energy efficiency
 Jobs created in the different programmes, whether we...
HOUSING EUROPE
13
And the Structural Funds 2014-2020
 20% of the total to be on EE in energy efficiency refurbishment in
...
HOUSING EUROPE
14
Some sources
 Rode et a. (2011). Investing in energy and resource efficiency:
Buildings. in Towards a G...
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How Energy Efficient refurbishment in housing can create jobs in the EU.
A presentation at the Industry, Energy and Research Committee of the European Parliament by the CECODHAS Housing Europe Secretary General, Claire Roumet and Deputy Secretary General, Sorcha Edwards.
7 February 2012 in Brussels

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Job creation potential of Energy Efficient refurbishment in housing

  1. 1. HOUSING EUROPE 1 Job creation potential of energy efficiency refurbishment in housing Energy savings Coalition Hearing at the European Parliament, ITRE, Brussels 7 February 2012 Claire.roumet@housingeurope.eu; Sorcha.edwards@housingeurope.eu
  2. 2. HOUSING EUROPE 2 Short overview of the presentation  Energy efficiency potential in the housing sector: very local, very work intensive  The economic and job impacts are more important than reduction of GhG emissions  Still, it does not speak to economic leaders because it is not tradable industries, very fragmented markets  Among all the works in the construction industry, the energy efficiency refurbishment works have the biggest multiplier effects Some examples evaluating the impacts of refurbishment on jobs: The Basque Country programme of 2008/2009 The French ERDF implementation since 2009 Question for future policies and lobbying
  3. 3. HOUSING EUROPE 3 - 52.08 m people cannot keep their home adequately warm - 161.42 m are facing disproportionate housing expenditure - 87.46 m are living in poor quality dwellings - 41.74 m face arrears on their utility bills Source: Bouzarovski Birmingham university
  4. 4. HOUSING EUROPE 4 What is the construction industry in Europe ?  share of GDP differs from one country to another, but is range between 4% to 6% for housing investment. It represent 23% of households expenditure
  5. 5. HOUSING EUROPE 5 Job potential in EE refurbishment In terms of retrofitting activities, it is generally accepted that every US$1 million invested in building-efficiency retrofits would create 12-17 direct jobs and 4-7 indirect jobs. (UNDP) In France, 4% of ERDF from 2007-2013 represent a public investment of 320 millions € creating 25.000jobs (15.000 already, 10.000 for the two left years); impacting more than 100.000 households On these assumptions, 8 billions of € (4% of ERDF 2007-2013) in EU 27 would generate 55 billions € could create almost 800.000 FTE so more than 100.000 jobs a year (direct and indirect) So far, only 1.7€ billions have been programmed, generating 8.5€ Billions investments and creating 100.000 jobs impacting 400.000 households energy bills SO WHY DO WE NOT CONVINCE POLICY MAKERS ?
  6. 6. HOUSING EUROPE 6 EE measures in housing: complex and diverse
  7. 7. HOUSING EUROPE 7 The more on energy refurbishment, the more job intensive (based on a program of 16.000 houses refurbished with a subsidies of 14.6 million €- Basque country, 2008)
  8. 8. HOUSING EUROPE 8 The more local…
  9. 9. HOUSING EUROPE 9 In days of fiscal consolidation…
  10. 10. HOUSING EUROPE 10 The economic impact  Creation of jobs: 2000 1760 in the region, 160 in the country and 60 abroad
  11. 11. HOUSING EUROPE 11 EE refurbishment in housing is a cash machine policy
  12. 12. HOUSING EUROPE 12 To sum up  It costs to support energy efficiency  Jobs created in the different programmes, whether we take a very strict definition costs 17.000€ to the public budget; or 7.300€ if we take a broad perspective of the entire spill-over effect.  Still less than unemployment benefit  The economic activities generated = more fiscal revenue than subsidies  But the sector needs to be structured to ensure quality and trust between the partners  And the debate needs to shift from global competitiveness, meaning an innovative export industry to very high-quality local economies
  13. 13. HOUSING EUROPE 13 And the Structural Funds 2014-2020  20% of the total to be on EE in energy efficiency refurbishment in housing would concretely mean:  60 billions public EU budget to EE  Generating 300 billions of investment  Creating 3.5 millions jobs or a minimum of 500.000 jobs each year  An impact in reducing energy consumption of 14 millions households Can we afford not to do it ?
  14. 14. HOUSING EUROPE 14 Some sources  Rode et a. (2011). Investing in energy and resource efficiency: Buildings. in Towards a Green Economy: Pathways to Sustainable Development and Poverty Eradication, United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), http://www.unep.org/greeneconomy/GreenEconomyReport/tabid/29846/Default.  Proyecto ‘Brev”: Beneficios de la rehabilitation de viviendas en la generacion de actividades economica, creacion de empleo y el ahorro de energia en el pais vasco; Institut Cerda, December 2010  L’union sociale pour l’habitat, Bilan à mi-parcours de l’utilisation du FEDER, June 2011

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