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New glossary unveiled for sustainable construction

18 April 2011

Posted by Michelle Devonshire

A new European glossary has been unveiled for sustainable construction by a number of bodies operating in the field.

The list is intended to provide a multilingual resource to the building industry in order to increase energy efficiency savings in the region.

It has been launched by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), in conjunction with the Architects Council of Europe and the European Concrete Platform.

President of the EESC, Staffan Nilsson, remarked: "Sustainable methods of building design and construction have the potential to provide solutions to many of the economic, social and environmental challenges that Europe is facing today."

Created to mark the 2011 European Union (EU) Sustainable Energy Week, the glossary is a response to the growth in new terms, phrases and concepts around greener building and is intended to further a common understanding of them across Europe.

The EESC has announced that paper versions of the document will be available in Spanish, English, French and German, with the organization's website containing translations into a range of other languages.

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