Introducing Level(s): a common language for sustainable buildings
To improve sustainability and drive market demand for better buildings, a new open source assessment framework, Level(s), has been developed by the European Commission in close collaboration with stakeholders including Skanska, Saint-Gobain, Sustainable Building Alliance and Green Building Councils.
Level(s) is a voluntary reporting framework that has a broad potential for use by building sector professionals across the EU. It is not a new stand-alone building certification scheme, nor does it establish performance benchmarks, but rather links the individual building’s environmental impact with resource priorities at European level.
Level(s) is ready for testing from autumn 2017. Companies, associations and public authorities are warmly invited to participate in testing Level(s). The test period will last for two years and the European Commission will provide technical support during this process.
The tool will be presented at the upcoming high-level conference Construction: Let’s Build Changes! on July 6 in Brussels.