Building decarbonisation

Buildings are responsible for approximately 40% of EU energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions, according to the European Commission. [Gold Picture / Shutterstock]

Reducing emissions from the built environment has become a top priority in the fight against climate change as buildings currently gobble up 40% of Europe’s energy consumption – most of it fossil fuels.

In this special report, EURACTIV looks at the European Commission’s latest proposals to improve the energy performance of buildings.

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