People spend around 90% of their lifetime inside buildings. According to the Roadmap to a Resource efficient Europe, better construction and use of buildings in the EU would influence 42% of our final energy consumption, about 35% of our greenhouse gas emissions and more than 50% of all extracted materials. The Energy Performance of Buildings directive states that by 2020 all new and renovated buildings have to be nearly-zero energy buildings (nZEBs)2. Many EU projects have therefore tackled the topic of sustainable building.
On the CESBA Wiki, you can find:
- EU projects that deal with sustainable building
- EU project outputs on sustainable building
- The CESBA Building life cycle
- Different European assessment systems on sustainable building