28 Sep '17, 1pm

European Commission releases first EU-wide tool for sustainable building performance reporting

European Commission releases first EU-wide tool for sustainable building performance reporting

Level(s) is the first tool of its kind that has been developed for use across the whole of Europe. It is the result of a broad consultation with industry and the public sector, focusing on performance indicators across areas such as greenhouse gas emissions, resource and water efficiency as well as health and comfort. It aims to establish a ‘common language’ around what sustainable building means in practice – shifting the debate beyond energy performance. Level(s) is an open source assessment framework, developed by the European Commission in close collaboration with key players like Skanska, Saint-Gobain, Sustainable Building Alliance and Green Building Councils. “Level(s) can help us develop an environment built sustainably across Europe and support our transition to the circular economy” said Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries. ...

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