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Consultation on Water Efficiency in Buildings

Policy field(s)

Environment, protection of water resources

Target group(s)

Citizens, experts and practitioners in public authorities, business support organisations including business associations, Chambers of Commerce and other public and private agencies, consultancies, research institutes, small businesses (SMEs), trade unions, NGOs, workers’ and employers’ federations and all other relevant stakeholders involved or interested in the implementation of EU water policy.

Period of consultation

                        From 16.11.2011  to 08.02.2012

Objective of the consultation

The European Commission wants to gather views and additional information on the possible introduction of EU wide measures related to water efficiency in buildings. The consultation offers an opportunity to all interested parties to express their views, to give their opinion on the identified policy options.

How to submit your contribution

We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

If you would like to answer the Questionnaire,  please click here to submit your contribution.

The reply to this survey is anonymous. Each reply will be assigned a random processing number. No technical identification data is being collected. The data controller certifies that the above information is correct and guarantees that the results will be used in an aggregated form that will not allow the identification of individuals within a response category.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet.

View the consultation document

The Background Document gives an overview of the situation related to water efficiency in buildings across Europe and presents a set of proposed policy options and the related impacts.

Executive summary of the Background document

Background document

View the questionnaire

General Questionnaire

Reference documents and other, related consultations

  • all related documents are available on Europa website

  • A Stakeholders' Conference will be organised on 29 November 2011 in Brussels. Participation will be done by invitation only. If you would like to have more information on this, and/or if you would like to comment on the questions in the Background Document, please write to the email address below.

Contact details

responsible service

DG Environment, Unit D1 – Protection of water environment


postal address

DG Environment, Unit D1 – Protection of water environment

Results of consultation and next steps

The results of the online public consultation can be viewed here. The European Commission will take the outcome into account in the ongoing impact assessment of the identified policy options.

Protection of personal data