Unlocking the climate benefits of building renovation

In a groundbreaking report, ROCKWOOL Group and Cambridge Econometrics set out policy solutions to achieve effective retrofit plans for greener homes and buildings and reducing energy-related costs.
The report maps a clear path to greener buildings and shows strong support from the public to renovate their homes, if adequate financial and administrative support is available.

The report includes data from a global first-of-its-kind survey of 14,000 people in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Poland, the United Kingdom and the United States confirming the public appetite for energy efficient buildings, while also showcasing the need for governments to develop fit-for-purpose renovation programmes.

Commenting on the report, ROCKWOOL Group CEO Jens Birgersson says, “While there will always be a debate about the costs of climate action – and hopefully also about the costs of inaction – the fact is that there is plenty of money available for building renovations and other green investments. And renovation itself is not rocket science. It requires using well-known materials and building practices, and that is a big advantage. The issue is connecting the funding sources with the on-the-ground projects, and ensuring we have the skilled workforce in place”.

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GWh heating energy saved by ROCKWOOL building insulation sold in 2021

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million litres of water saved by greenhouse growing products sold in 2021

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Students benefited from better learning environments with Rockfon acoustic solutions in 2021

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Decarbonisation

At ROCKWOOL Group, sustainability is at our core. Our business strategy is driven by a passion for converting sustainable development challenges into business opportunities, through innovative products, solutions and partnerships.

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Circularity and recycling

At ROCKWOOL Group, we’re committed to supporting the transition towards a circular economy. Afterall, ROCKWOOL products are circular by nature, so perfectly complement an economy where products are made from natural and abundant materials, designed for better and more durable use and can be infinitely recycled.

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Feeding the world

By 2050, the earth’s population is predicted to be 9 billion – and 80 percent of all food will be consumed in cities. This growing urban population will need access to healthy and nutritious food. In places where agricultural land is scarce, new and innovative forms of food production hold the key to feeding city dwelling populations.

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Healthy living environments

Although city living can be great and full of opportunities, it can be challenging when it comes to health and safety, and issues such as noise, air pollution and the threat of fire. Products from ROCKWOOL Group can create the optimal indoor environment while enhancing fire resilience.

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ESG

Learn about our Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance policies and how we are rated by global ESG rating agencies that assess our progress each year.

Michael Zarin, Vice President, Group Communications

Michael Zarin

Vice President, Group Communications, Denmark
ROCKWOOL Group