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Europe Sets Green Standard for Construction Industry

August 7, 2012

MANCHESTER, England, August 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –

Recently, the European Commission announced a new strategy to standardise the
construction industry in the EU to integrate the implementation of energy efficient
technology and sustainable building construction and design into common building practice.
Standard design and construction practices are to be put in place around Europe, to create
a level playing field for construction companies to work in other member states around the
EU. The emphasis will be on energy efficient building design and practice, with a a
package of GBP120 billion in loans available from the European Investment Bank (EIB).

Vice President Antonio Tajani, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, said:
“In the current severe economic and social crisis, low energy buildings are safe and
viable investments for society and private investors. The construction sector should see
this as an opportunity to innovate and attract new talent. New technologies offer major
potential, not only for new houses, but also for renovating millions of existing buildings
to make them highly energy efficient in line with the EU 2020 objectives. Let’s not miss
this opportunity. The construction sector can become a driver of sustainable growth.”

The UK’s Commercial building stock is responsible for a significant amount of our
total carbon emissions and retro-fitting these old buildings is an important step towards
bringing us closer to our emission target goals. As a direct result of legislative changes
now in place to ensure energy efficient building standards and practices are enforced, the
construction industry has already experienced operational and behavioural changes in the

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been so high and we see this new EU directive, accompanied with current UK legislation and
the onset of the Green Deal, as another clear message to the construction industry that
sustainable growth and development, is the future for the UK and the rest of Europe.

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bookings, we can make any building legal to market, as soon as an appointment for an
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