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Call for Passivhaus standard to beat fuel poverty and climate change

A consortium of local authorities and universities from five countries across the North Sea region is calling for a new EU target of a 40% reduction in primary energy demand by 2050 and adoption of the Passivhaus standard.

The existing target is a 20% improvement in energy efficiency by 2020, but the EU is currently on track to achieve only half of this.

The appeal comes in a report, written by Dr Bruce Tofield and Martin Ingham, from the University of East Anglia (UEA)’s Adapt Low Carbon Group, which concludes that radically improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings is key to reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, and Europe should be leading the way.

Read the full article on the EAEM website here.

28th February 2012


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