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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A Concrete Initiative to tackle challenges of sustainable construction

Brussels, 27 March 2014: Today, EU stakeholders gathered in Brussels to discuss sustainable construction and the challenges which will need to be tackled in the years to come. Under the auspices of The Concrete Initiative, representatives from the European institutions, the wider construction industry, NGOs and civil society met to lay the foundations of future dialogue on this issue.

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