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On 2 July 2014, the European Commission adopted new proposals to improve the environmental performance of buildings throughout their life cycle, from design, construction, through operation, to demolition and recycling of their materials.

The type of building we live or work in can affect our health – think of the ʻsick building syndromeʼ – and our wallet, as resource-efficient buildings are cheaper to run. But buildings also have a huge impact on the environment: almost half of the EU’s energy consumption and use of materials, as well as one-third of its water consumption are linked to building construction and use.

Read more about EU's actions here and check our Greenov project.