Energy efficiency and safety, environmental sustainability and the circular economy are issues that also affect the oil & gas supply chain in the delicate balance between construction and the environment. Because the fact that even homes pollute and that a real revolution will need to take place in real estate and infrastructure is increasingly acknowledged, and energy companies will be among the main players. Industry experts, opinion leaders, institutional representatives and business communities have analyzed the main aspects related to energy innovation in Italy and Europe. From improving air quality through energy efficiency, to the importance of energy certification for buildings, for an effective reduction of polluting emissions, to the latest analysis highlighting how technological innovations, high energy consumption standards and consistent action strategies can contribute to regenerating Italian real estate. These were the issues discussed by the fifth focus group on “Regenerating real estate: the energy revolution in buildings”, run by The European House – Ambrosetti working group with the “ENGIE Energy Innovation Observatory”, which focuses on residential buildings and, secondly, on buildings used as offices or dedicated to the service sector without considering, if not marginally, industrial buildings.
We discussed this with the Project Leader, Lorenzo Tavazzi, Associate Partner and Scenarios and Intelligence Area Manager of The European House – Ambrosetti.