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New EU law will cut emissions and energy use of buildings

A new EU law will reduce emissions and energy use in buildings across the EU, from schools to hospitals, homes to workplaces, ultimately improving people’s health and quality of life.

The strengthened Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, another milestone of the European Green Deal, sets ambitious targets to reduce the overall energy use of buildings across the EU.

It puts the onus on EU member states on which buildings to target and which measures to take, boosting the demand for clean technologies made in Europe.

Each country will adopt its own national trajectory to reduce the average primary energy use of residential buildings, by 16 per cent by 2030 and 20-22 per cent by 2035.

For non-residential buildings, such as schools and other educational & childcare settings, they will need to renovate the 16 per cent worst-performing buildings by 2030 and the 26 per cent worst-performing buildings by 2033.

Click here for more information on the new law.

Author: Simon Weedy

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