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Europe Sets Green Standard for Construction Industry

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Europe Sets Green Standard for Construction Industry PR Newswire MANCHESTER, England, August 7, 2012 MANCHESTER, England, August 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently, the European Commission announced a new strategy to standardise the construction industry

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Europe Sets Green Standard for Construction Industry
PR Newswire MANCHESTER, England, August 7, 2012
MANCHESTER, England,August 7, 2012/PRNewswire/ --Recently, the European Commission announced a new strategy to standardise the construction industry in the EU to integrate the implementation of energy efficient technology and sustainable building construction and design into common building practice. Standard design and construction practices are to be put in place aroundEurope, to create a level playing field for construction companies to work in other member states around the EU. The emphasis will be on energy efficient building design and practice, with a a package of £120 billion in loans available from the European Investment Bank (EIB). Vice President Antonio Tajani, Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship, said: "In the current severe economic and social crisis, low energy buildings are safe and viable investments for society and private investors. The construction sector should see this as an opportunity to innovate and attract new talent. New technologies offer major potential, not only for new houses, but also for renovating millions of existing buildings to make them highly energy efficient in line with the EU 2020 objectives. Let's not miss this opportunity. The construction sector can become a driver of sustainable growth." The UK's Commercial building stock is responsible for a significant amount of our total carbon emissions and retro-fitting these old buildings is an important step towards bringing us closer to our emission target goals. As a direct result of legislative changes now in place to ensure energy efficient building standards and practices are enforced, the construction industry has already experienced operational and behavioural changes in the UK. Demand for a Commercial EPC has never been so high and we see this new EU directive, accompanied with current UK legislation and the onset of the Green Deal, as another clear message to the construction industry that sustainable growth and development, is the future for the UK and the rest ofEurope. Here at Just EPC, we specialise in energy assessment for commercial and domestic property's to be issued with an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC). With over 3000 registered energy assessors nationwide available for batch or single EPC bookings, we can make any building legal to market, as soon as an appointment for an energy assessment is booked. For more information see http://www.justepc.co.uk