ACE policy recommendations to close the gap between the expected and achieved energy performance of buildings (‘performance gap’). 

Since buildings are a long-term investment, it is crucial to calculate their value in aspect of their impact over a long-term period. It is important to understand the life cycle performance of buildings and the integrated and comprehensive, investment evaluation approach. 

The architectural profession is determined to help deliver high quality, sustainable architecture, that must characterise the built environment in Europe throughout the 21st Century in order that it makes a significant contribution to resolving the environmental and climatic problems faced by our planet.  

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