Energy Performance of Buildings - The European Approach to Sustainability

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Abstract

This paper presents the European approach to improve sustainability in the building sector, which has a very high potential for considerable reduction of energy consumption in the coming years. By approving the Energy Performance in Buildings Directive the European Union has taken a strong leadership role in promoting energy efficiency in buildings in Europe, that will be the most powerful instrument developed to date for the building sector in Europe.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe proceedings of the International Conference on Asia-European Sustainable Urban Development
Number of pages10
Publication date2006
Publication statusPublished - 2006
EventInternational Conference on Asia-European Sustainable Urban Development - Chongqing, China
Duration: 4 Apr 20066 Apr 2006

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Asia-European Sustainable Urban Development
CountryChina
CityChongqing
Period04/04/200606/04/2006

Keywords

  • Sustainable buildings
  • Energy performance
  • Energy legislation

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