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Written by esba

The construction industry is a key European employer and contributor to the built environment affecting the quality of life and work of all EU citizens.

‘Buildings use 40% of total EU energy consumption and generate 36% of greenhouse gases in Europe. The construction sector is on its critical path to decarbonise the European Economy by 2050, reducing its C02 emissions by at least 80% and its energy consumption by as much as 50%. As the replacement rate of the existing stock is very small (1-2% per year), acceleration is urgently needed. Simultaneously, this offers a unique opportunity for sustainable business growth, provided that products and related services for both new and refurbished buildings are affordable, non-intrusive and of durable quality, in line with European Directives.

Author: euro-cell


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The European Straw Building Association is an independent European association, devoid of any profit making motive. The object of the Association is to promote and develop the use of straw, as a sustainable way of building in all the senses of the term “sustainable”: renewable, ecological, healthy, energy and climate efficient, social and economic.
The Association is a federation composed of organisations and people particularly concerned with the use of straw in buildings.