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Announcing the HEART Project

BRUSSELS, 30/01/2018 A toolkit for measuring, tracking, and ultimately increasing energy efficiency in buildings is in the making – Discover the new HEART project! The building sector in Europe is responsible for 41% of final energy consumption, of which 27% is attributable to the residential sector. Climate change is expected to reduce heating demand gradually in northern and north-western Europe while increasing cooling demand in southern Europe, sharpening peak electricity demand during summer. While considerable progress was made in recent years, energy retrofitting of the European building sector must evolve further. The energy performance of residential buildings in the EU has been a topic of discussion, and on 19 December 2017, the European Parliament, the Council, and the Commission reached an agreement on new rules to improve the energy performance of buildings. The EU Commission Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič stated that: “The fight against climate change starts ‘at…