18 June 2014

Energy consumption in buildings 'essential' to EU energy policy

Energy consumption in buildings 'essential' to EU energy policy

With 40 per cent of European energy consumption taking place in buildings, moving towards sustainable construction and renovation is crucial, writes Bogdan Atanasi head of research at the buildings performance institute Europe (BPIE). 
Currently in the EU, energy consumption in buildings accounts for around 40 per cent of total energy consumption and generates around 37 per cent of the overall carbon emissions.Therefore, energy consumption in buildings became an essential part of all strategic lines of the EU's energy policy in terms of energy security, competitiveness and environmental and climate respectfulness.
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