Sustainability

29 October 2018

European shy away from the high costs of greener housing

Julien Manceaux

Julien Manceaux

ING Economist

Many wouldn’t pay to reduce environmental impacts of living in their home; some say they do enough already.

  • 55 percent in Europe agree they could do more to make their homes greener. Of this group, 47 percent say lack of funds is a problem
  • 82 percent in Europe say government subsidies on energy-efficient appliances for their homes would be “useful”
  • Affordability requirements trump those of sustainability