Westminster academics appointed to Low Energy Construction project
Property and Construction 13 March 2017
The aim of the project is to identify barriers to increasing energy efficiency in the construction industry. The construction sector has a responsibility to improve energy efficiency as approximately 40 per cent of end-use CO2 emissions are attributable to buildings. The research project will highlight the changes required as well as the problems involved in enacting these at site level.
VET4LEC is supported by the European Commission and coordinated by the European Construction Industry Federation and European Federation of Building and Woodworkers. The project contributes to the European Union target for reducing greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 per cent by 2030.
Project partners are from trade unions and employer associations in Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Slovenia, Spain, and possibly France and Germany.
The results of the project will be shared through the web, in seminars and at a final conference.
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