The agreement is part of the package of measures of the European Union (EU) to combat climate change and, specifically, those that help reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions from the construction sector.
Newly built buildings must be neutral in terms of polluting emissions from 2030. This was agreed by the European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission on December 7, according to a press release issued by the company itself. European Parliament.
According to Parliament, buildings account for 36% of EU greenhouse gas emissions. This new directive aims to substantially reduce gas emissions and energy consumption in the EU construction sector by 2030, and make it climate neutral by 2050.
Metropolitan House’s commitment to the environment and sustainability
At Metropolitan House we promote efficient and sustainable energy consumption systems in all our buildings. We promote buildings that are respectful of the Planet, and of people, with the use of sustainable materials and the promotion of energy efficiency and water and waste management.
With our work we try to minimize the environmental impact and maximize efficiency in the consumption of resources.
In 2024 we will begin the implementation of ISO-14001 and commitment policies according to ESG (Environmental, Social & Governance) criteria.
- ISO 14001 is an international standard that establishes the process for the effective implementation of systems to reduce the impact on the environment, with clearly defined objectives, and with policies and procedures that allow them to be achieved, such as training for personnel or application of controls to measure changes or achievements achieved.
- ISO 14001 is not only an environmental certification, but it is the first step for the integration and alignment of ESG criteria with company policies. The ESG acronym corresponds to the words “Environmental”, “Social” and “Governance”, which represent business actions linked to corporate responsibility in relation to the environment and sustainability. ESG criteria are closely linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the 2030 Agenda, which are the pillars of the sustainability framework.
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