The buildings sector accounts for 40% of the EU?s energy requirements. It offers the largest single potential for energy efficiency. Research shows that more than one-fifth of the present energy consumption and up to 30-45 MT of CO2/Y could be saved by 2010 by applying more ambitious standards to new and when refurbishing buildings ? which represents a considerable contribution to meeting the Kyoto targets. The aim of improved energy efficiency has been set out in earlier existing legal instruments. Among the main Community legislation for the sector are the Boiler Directive (92/42/EEC), the Construction Products Directive (89/106/EEC) and the buildings provisions in the SAVE Directive 93/76/EEC). The Directive on the energy performance of buildings in force since January 2003 builds on those measures with the aim to provide for an ambitious step-ahead to increase the energy performance of public, commercial and private buildings in all Member States.
Reducing the energy use of buildings without compromising the indoor environment and services is the key challenge for Europe. The implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive provides Europe with tools for this. The EPBD Buildings Platform is an information service for helping the implementation of the Buildings' Directive. This service is useful for practitioners and consultants, experts in energy agencies, interest groups and national policy makers in the 25 Member States plus Bulgaria and Romania.
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