Level(s): The European framework for sustainable buildings: Relevance and benefits for Architects & Designers.


After several years of development and testing, the EU Commission launched the final version of the Level(s) framework. Level(s) is a new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the life-cycle of buildings.

Using existing standards, Level(s) is meant to provide a common language for building sustainability.
The Level(s) scheme was developed with contribution from the Architects’ Council of Europe, which took part in the Commission's steering committee of the initiative.
Among the Level(s) testing and reporting audiences were architects, designers, and chartered surveyors – who were particularly keen to assess Level(s)’ added value to sustainability, circularity and quality of life as a tried-and-tested European Commission framework.

“I think Level(s) can help building professionals understand how their decisions have deep impacts on resource management and environmental quality while keeping track of economy and developing architectural quality.”says Peter Andreas Sattrup, Senior Adviser to the Danish Council of Architects, who followed the Level(s) testing phase very closely. “I believe the development team behind Level(s) have listened carefully to the advice from practitioners in the test phase, to get the design of Level(s) right.

Read more in the article from the EU Commission explaining the relevance and benefits of Level(s) for Architects & Designers :

You will also find there:
- links to access Level(s) technical manuals,   
- guidance about how to use Level(s) indicators,   
- flyers introducing Level(s) in all EU languages.

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