Today the European Commission launched the pilot phase of Level(s), a new EU framework for sustainable buildings which will help transform the building sector. It is the first tool of this kind that has been developed for use across the whole of Europe.
Level(s) is the result of a broad consultation with industry and the public sector, and focuses on performance indicators across areas such as:
- greenhouse gas emissions
- resource and water efficiency
It aims to establish a ‘common language’ around what sustainable building means in practice – shifting the debate beyond energy performance.
The test phase for Level(s) will run until 2019. All building projects are invited to learn more about it and pilot the new tool.