Connie Hedegaard: It's time to call the "energy-plumber"!
"If you have a water leak in your house, you will set everything else aside until you've managed to stop the leak or made a plumber come urgently and fix it – within the hour. When it comes to energy, it is time to start thinking more like that: Europe's buildings are leaking – big time. Money, energy and emissions are literally flowing out of the windows and cracks as we speak. It is time to fix it – it's time to call the "energy-plumber"! That is why I hope that the Active House standards – "buildings that give more than they take", will become the European norm in the future." said Connie Hedegaard during the "Active House Symposium" that took place in Brussels on 14 April 2011.