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Energy consumption is one of the central issues of the economic, strategic and environmental policies of all member states. Consumption in non-residential buildings presents the largest rate of increase in the building sector. In order to achieve the energy targets set by the European Commission, designers of both new and retrofitted buildings need to employ the most recent technologies, materials and control systems available on the energy efficiency market. Reversing the trend of high energy consumption by means of more up-to-date building design would be highly beneficial not only in terms of reduced pollution but also in terms of employment, enhanced economic activities, improved living conditions and better quality construction.

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Authors: CONTI F, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: THERMIE : Energy Management in Buildings, Workshops and Exhibitions, Bucharest (RO), April 21-22, 1994
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper EN 38295 ORA
Record Number: 199411277 / Last updated on: 1994-12-06
Original language: en
Available languages: en
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