This document contains the draft opinion of the Committee of the Regions (CoR) on the resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector. The document was presented at the 111th plenary session of the Committee, which took place on 16-17 April 2015. The key points of the draft opinion are the following:
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European Commission - IP/14/764 July 2, 2014.The Commission adopted new proposals which aim to reduce the environmental impacts of new and renovated buildings by increasing resource efficiency and improving the information available about the environmental performance of buildings. The results should be:
Post date: 3 Jul 2014
If the European Union is to achieve its objective of putting its economy onto a low carbon path, it must speed up the process, the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) stated in its own initiative opinion adopted on 25 March. This transformation will have to include a major expansion in renewable energy generation and substantial phasing down of coal. Swifter progress can be achieved through a combination of a clear, efficient regulatory framework and market-based instruments, such as environmental taxes.
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A story of global transformation is taking place within the buildings sector. Green building has become a truly international market trend, led by companies, municipalities and others who have realised, in the immortal words of Ray Anderson, that ‘comply’ is not a vision.
Post date: 16 Sep 2013
QUICK FACTS: Energy saving methods /Standards/Materials
Structural elements: wood-concrete composite structural system
Dimensions: 8 storeys, height 27 m, width 13 m, length 24 m
Floor space: individually rentable areas 100 m² - 1,600 m², reception area, storage areas on every floor
Façades system: modular, constructed from recycled metal, visible wooden supporting structure
Energy standard: passive house technology
Windows: triple glazing
Post date: 6 Sep 2013
Objective of the consultation:
Post date: 5 Aug 2013
A single-family house with a shared party wall between adjoining buildings which is comprised of a ground floor, first floor and basement for office and housing.
Post date: 30 May 2013
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