Tuesday, December 19, 2017

EU Reaches Deal on Energy Standards for Buildings

European Commission Vice-President Maros Sefcovic gestures during a news conference on Clean Energy package in Brussels, Belgium November 30, 2016. (Credit: Reuters/Eric Vidal) Click to Enlarge.
The European Union on Tuesday backed new rules on energy standards for all new public buildings in the 28-country bloc and improvements for existing buildings, which account for over a third of EU greenhouse gas and emissions.

The rules, proposed by the European Commission, are one of eight legislative packages aimed at ensuring the EU meets its climate goals.

The new rules aim to boost energy performance in new buildings and encourage renovations to adopt more efficient energy systems.

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