2012 European Awards for Green Buildings [Results]
This is the type of initiative where the EU can provide a huge amount of value with almost zero expense.
Awarding and showcasing buildings across Europe that have been either built or refurbished with radical energy efficiency goals is a way to provide strong evidence that achieving reductions in the region of 80%-90% is possible.
A new kindergarden in Germany with zero net energy and one hotel in Germany with a refurbishment resulted in an 88% reduction.
It’s not just Germany and Sweden, there is also a new education project in Spain that achieved a 70% reduction (quite proud of that).