Thursday, 2 August 2012

Building goes sustainable

Since the start of the economic crisis, the housing market has been less-than-flourishing in many Member States. 
In order to sustain recovery while promoting innovation (and energy saving!), the Commission has proposed an action plan  to stimulate investment in low energy building. 
In a couple of years, if the plan is adopted, it should become easier and cheaper to build the house of your dreams- or renew it with a sustainability agenda, even if you do not live in one of the countries (see table) which are already active in the sector. 
The Commission envisages a package including monetary incentives, awareness-raising and harmonisation of rules aiming at unifying the market and  fostering competition. A more sustainable housing market is possible, stay tuned for future developments!

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