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Consultation on Sustainable Buildings

Policy field(s)


Environment, Resource Efficiency, Sustainable Consumption & Production

Target group(s)


Citizens and stakeholders with interest in the implementation of the EU Resource Efficiency Agenda and the environmental performance of buildings in particular.

Period of consultation


                        From 09.07.2013  to 01.10.2013

Objective of the consultation



The European Commission wants to gather views and additional information on the possible introduction of EU wide measures to achieve better environmental performance of buildings. Resource use and related environmental impacts all along the life-cycle of buildings are in the scope. The consultation puts forward questions related to the problem definition as well as to possible policy options. It looks at both demand and supply side measures. The consultation offers an opportunity to all interested parties to express their views and to provide additional information to the European Commission.

How to submit your contribution


We welcome contributions from citizens, organisations and public authorities.

  • If you are answering this consultation as a citizen, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of an organisation, please click here to submit your contribution.
  • If you are answering this consultation on behalf of a public authority, please click here to submit your contribution.

This questionnaire will take about 80 minutes of your time.
Please read carefully the background document before filling in the questionnaire. The background document contains all the elements to fully understand the scope and content of the questions. Only one reply per individual or organisation is accepted.
The questionnaire needs to be filled in on-line in one single session. This means that the respondent cannot save incomplete questionnaires. We strongly recommend first saving the questionnaire text as a pdf file, in order to examine the questions and elaborate the replies before starting an on-line session. To do so, the respondent needs to click "Download PDF version" (upper-right side of the screen). Alternatively, you can click on the pdf files below, in order to view the questionnaires (no submission possible).
Please note that you will only have 90 minutes to fill in the questionnaire and that if you have not been able to fill it all in and save it within this time frame, the session will automatically expire and the replies will be lost.
Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published below, unless the contributor objects to publication of the personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his or her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.
In case you need to use the email contact point, please be aware that your message is being auto-forwarded to an external contractor who will deal with your request.

View the consultation document


Background document

View the questionnaire


Reference documents and other, related consultations


Useful links:

Contact details


responsible service





postal address

European Commission, DG Environment,
Unit A1 – Eco-innovation & Circular economy
B-1049 Brussels

Number of responses received to this consultation


This section will be updated at the end of the consultation.

View the contributions


This section will be updated at the end of the consultation.

Results of consultation and next steps


Further information will be provided on DG ENV's webpage in due time.

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement