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Level(s)

European framework for sustainable buildings

Level(s) provides a common language for assessing and reporting on the sustainability performance of buildings. It is a simple entry point for applying circular economy principles in our built environment.

Level(s) offers an extensively tested system for measuring and supporting improvements, from design to end of life. It can be applied to residential buildings or offices.

Let's meet Level(s)

A common language creating a shared understanding of sustainability performance in buildings.

eLearning and tools

Our eLearning course and calculator tool will prepare and support you to use Level(s) successfully.

Start using Level(s)

Once you know the basics it is time to download the Level(s) user manuals and start using it in your working environment.

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Level(s) uses core sustainability indicators to measure carbon, materials, water, health, comfort and climate change impacts throughout a building’s full life cycle. It is a flexible solution for identifying sustainability hotspots and for future-proofing your project or portfolio. By using Level(s) you are contributing to EU policy goals to strengthen the sustainability of Europe’s buildings, which are responsible for:

  • 1/2 of all extracted materials
  • 1/2 of total energy consumption
  • 1/3 of water consumption
  • 1/3 of waste generation.

Level(s) is open source and freely available to all. 

 

Publications

General publications | | Directorate-General for Environment

Level(s) is a European framework to help built-environment sector professionals assess and monitor the sustainability performance of buildings. If you operate an assessment or certification scheme in the European Union, this publication can help you understand how Level(s) complements your work.