building and construction sector

Effective implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in practice implies, among other things, high quality construction works such that a completed building’s energy performance is as planned. It also requires national frameworks which monitor and enforce compliance with energy regulations. This article provides an overview of quality and compliance issues relevant to the EPBD, as well as interesting highlights from the Member States’ experience.     1. Introduction  
Post date: 12 Jun 2015
Type: News

Post date: 11 May 2015
Type: Event

Post date: 7 May 2015
Type: Event

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT, THE COUNCIL, THE EUROPEAN ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE OF THE REGIONS: Resource Efficiency Opportunities in the Building Sector 
Post date: 18 Apr 2015
Type: Publication

26 March 2015. The European Commission launched a public consultation on the preparation of a legislative proposal regarding greenhouse gas emission targets for each Member State for the sectors not covered by the EU Emissions Trading System, namely buildings, transport, waste and service sectors, in line with 2030 framework target of at least 40% reduction of GHG emissions relative to 1990. The 40% reduction is to come from the ETS (43% reduction relative to 2005) and the non-ETS  sectors (30% compared to 2005).
Post date: 13 Apr 2015
Type: News

The Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROWTH) has launched the on-line video competition “Build Europe with us!” with the aim to attract young talents to the construction sector. 
Post date: 26 Mar 2015
Type: News

The European Commission has proposed to provide The Netherlands with €1.6 million from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) to help 475 workers made redundant in the construction sector in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel to find new jobs. The proposal now goes to the European Parliament and the EU's Council of Ministers for their approval.
Post date: 11 Jul 2014
Type: News