Concrete sector welcomes emphasised role of buildings in achieving EU energy goals

Brussels, 30 November 2016: The Concrete Initiative welcomes the initiatives on buildings which the European Commission has outlined under its “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package, in terms of the important role which they will play to achieve the EU’s 2030 energy and climate goals. The package, published today, contains important items relating to buildings, including proposed revisions of the Directives on Energy Performance of Buildings (EPBD), Energy Efficiency (EED) and Renewable Energy, and a new “Smart Finance for Smart Buildings” initiative.

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Sustainable buildings: Ensuring a balanced approach

Brussels, 2 July 2014: The Concrete Initiative welcomes the proposals put forward yesterday by the European Commission on resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector (COM(2014) 445). In order to achieve its purpose, it is important that the approach taken covers the impacts of the construction works during its whole life cycle. When only partial aspects are covered, their impacts should be assessed with the whole picture in mind in order to avoid transfer of burdens and sub-optimisation.

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