Renewable Matter # 5 / August

Buildings: The Circular Economy's Challenge

Brussels: Building The Future

edited by Editorial staff

In Brussels, the building industry – with over 25,000 employees – is responsible for 70% of green-house gas emissions. Therefore it is the most important opportunity for energy saving and it is essential in order for the country to meet the EU targets on energy and CO2 reduction. But, besides energy performance of buildings, quality and durability of materials used for construction and their entire life cycle should also be taken into account.

This article is featured in Issue #16 (Summer 2015) of Revolve Magazine on pages 68-73, revolve.media/brussels-building-the-future

 

Brussels is known for making its buildings more “passive” or energy efficient. Regulations are in place to meet the highest...

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