New European research project to study building energy efficiency


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Since buildings are responsible for around 40% of Europe’s energy consumption, the EU has launched a new research project, called DIRECTION, that aims to turn energy-efficient new building projects into successful businesses, a recent news report has revealed.

Knowledge that energy efficiency saves money is widespread, but energy issues remain a low priority for consumers and firms, participants in the project have argued.

Typically it is client demand that shifts markets: “What we really need is a drive for energy efficiency from those who buy or rent, which will force the market to implement it,” remarks Oliver Vietgen, an architect representing Facit GmbH & Co. KG, which is one of the partners of the EU project DIRECTION.

A client with no expertise who wants an energy-efficient building might have a hard time finding out what the best solutions are, where to get financing or what business model to look at. “There is certainly a big gap in bringing the knowledge to what owners actually need,” affirms John Morrissey, expert in sustainability in the built environment at Liverpool John Moores University, in England.

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