Increased Cooling Degree Days and Decreased Heating Degree Days from 1979-2022
A recent analysis by Eurostat, released on February 27,2023, revealed that the need to heat a given building in the EU from 1979 to 2022 has decreased by almost a fifth. More specifically, the heating degree days (HDD) went down from 3510 HDD to 2858 (19% drop).
On the contrary, the cooling degree days (CDD) increased by a factor of 4 for the same period (37 CDD in 1979 as opposed to 140 CDD in 2022) showing a significant increase for the need for cooling.
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