The Society co-hosted a workshop that will shape EU policy on framework for sustainable assessment of buildings

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The Society of Chartered Surveyors co-hosted a workshop led by The World Green Building Council and Irish Green Building Council at Google headquarters on Monday, 1st of December that will shape EU policy on framework for sustainable assessment of buildings.

The objective of the workshop was to contribute to the new EU policy which will help the market move beyond considering only the operation energy aspects of buildings and concentrate on other issues of sustainability.

Participants of the workshop gave their recommendations for the new policy and outlined how they would contribute throughout the process. They presented the policies that they felt would work at EU level to help overcome key market barriers to the growth of green building practices.

The results of the workshop will be compiled into reports by the World Green Building Council and are expected to directly impact on the proposed framework.