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Energy use in buildings - Use it better, use it less

Funded under: FP6-SUSTDEV


In Europe 40% of our energy use is consumed in buildings, more than by industry or transport. That is a lot. It is too much. There is great potential for energy savings in this field, often at little cost. A new European directive contributes to improving the energy performance of buildings. It provides, for example, for: the application of minimum standards of energy efficiency to buildings in every country in the EU; the creation of a certificate to inform buyers or tenants of the energy performance of the building they hope to occupy; the posting in large, frequented, public buildings of energy performance certificates for information.

Additional information

Authors: No author stated, European Commission, DG Energy and Transport, Brussels (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2005. CD-ROM/DVD edition, free of charge
Availability: Catalogue Number KO-68-05-220-3A-Z The document can be ordered online at:
ISBN: ISBN: 92-894-9734-3
Record Number: 200618726 / Last updated on: 2006-09-22
Original language: en
Available languages: en,fr,de
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