The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP24) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) recently took place in Katowice, Poland. A wide range of issues were discussed, but our climate goals remain as clear as ever. These goals involve maintaining this century’s average temperatures below 2 degrees Celsius, while pursuing efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.
Thus, the urgent need to consume less energy, along with reducing our carbon footprint, becomes a no-brainer. But while you might consider unplugging your gadgets or taking less baths, there are more effective ways to save energy and reduce carbon emissions. One such solution is retrofitting buildings with insulation to promote energy efficiency. After all, 28 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions come from energy use in buildings.