Near-zero-energy buildings agreement
24 November 2009
EU Member States government and Members of the European Parliament reached political agreement on 17 November on revisions to the 2002 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive that will have the result of forcing all new buildings constructed after 2020 to consume "near-zero-energy".
In effect they will need most of their energy to come from on-site or nearby renewable sources. This political compromise was reached in part in return for concessions by MEPs on demands to subject major building refurbishments to even higher near-zero-energy standards.
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