Construction and the Environment

For the first time the Consumer Council organised in co-operation with european consumer and environmental organisations a conference on the topic of “sustainable construction” in Brussels in 2008. The background for this event were european standardisation activities which met with strong criticism of consumer representatives as they were running counter to all principles of useful consumer information (see also previous section) and do not cover important aspects (chemicals, indoor emissions) properly. unfortunately the adoption of these standards could not be prevented.