Within the Priority axis 4, the main priorities of financing will be aimed at promoting the measures for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency in the sectors with the highest share in energy consumption, meaning in the: industry, transport, service activities, agriculture, and households.
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Buildings are the largest individual consumers of energy, and consequently large polluters. Due to a long life cycle, their impact on the environment we live in is long and constant, and it should not be disregarded. Construction is too often run as an exclusively economic process, while it is primarily an environmental, social, and cultural phenomenon, which should satisfy human needs and desires. Economic interests often prevail over the environmental interests. Sudden development of the market, economy, penetration and impact of the capital and the media on the one hand, and spreading of construction operations in Croatia on the other, have left a significant impact in the form of architecture that is quite often of dubious quality.
Reducing energy consumption and energy loss prevention are growing in importance at EU level. In 2007, EU leaders set the goal of reducing energy consumption in the Union by 20% until 2020.
- 20 percent lower GHG emissions compared to 1990,
- 20 percent share of RES in the overall energy consumption,
- 20 percent lower energy consumption (compared to the one expected by 2020 in the case of failure to implement special measures).
By adopting the foregoing measures, the European Union became the first large economy to accept clear and precise measures for reducing the emissions of greenhouse gases and saving Planet Earth. This proves EU’s ambition to take on the leading role in fulfilling the set goals and resolving the issue of saving the planet during a great economic crisis.