Buildings responsible for 40% of Europe's total carbon-dioxide emissions

Climate Change is the EU's top priority according to the European Commission. Despite all the efforts, Member States keep on wasting significant part of their energy due to inefficiency and buildings are responsible for 40% of Europe's total carbon-dioxide emissions.

London, 7 March 2007 - Climate Change is the EU's top priority according to the European Commission and Member States are committed to cutting down on CO2 emissions to meet the Kyoto Protocol targets. Despite all the efforts, Member States keep on wasting significant part of their energy due to inefficiency and buildings are responsible for 40% of Europe's total carbon-dioxide emissions.


On this topic Frost & Sullivan will host an exclusive interactive briefing on14 March, 2007, at 3 p.m. GMT to provide manufacturers of building technology products, energy management service providers and other industry participants with an overview of the concept of green buildings. Highlights of the briefing include: The EU's standpoint on energy efficiency, the concept of Green Buildings in Europe compared to the US, the implementation of EPBD at national level with country case studies with a focus on current developments and comparisons.

Those interested in participating in this outlook should send an e-mail to Chiara Carella - Corporate Communications at chiara.carella@frost.com with the following information: your full name, company name, title, telephone number, e-mail address, city, state, and country. Upon receipt of the above information, we will send you a confirmation/pass code for the live briefing.


As we mentioned before, buildings are responsible for 40% of total carbon-dioxide emissions. Therefore, if the EU is to achieve its targets, reducing energy use in all buildings is essential and the Energy Performance Building Directive (EPBD) is intended to contribute to realising this.
'Even though many energy efficiency measures are cost effective with a relatively short payback time, they are often not undertaken due to financial restraints - observes Research Analyst Reka Szanto -. If more stringent standards are applied to new buildings and renovations, the EU will achieve a significant cut in greenhouse gas emissions. Unfortunately, any effort is in vain if it is not coupled with a change in consumer behaviour'.
This briefing will benefit manufacturers of building technology products, energy management service providers and anyone hoping to understand what the Energy Performance Building Directive is about and how it could effect their life or business in the future.

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Contact:
Chiara Carella
Corporate Communications - Europe
P: +44 (0) 20 7343 8314
F: +44 (0) 20 7730 3343
E: chiara.carella@frost.com



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