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Start using Level(s)

How to access the Level(s) framework and begin using it.

If you are new to Level(s), we recommend you explore the Let’s meet Level(s) pages before you start using the Level(s) framework in your working environment. This will ensure you understand the benefits of Level(s) and how it works.

Once you have a foundation understanding, you will need to download the user manuals. They contain all the information you need to put Level(s) into practice.

  • User Manual 1 is your introduction. It provides detailed information on who Level(s) is for and how to use it.
  • User Manual 2 shows you how to set up a project according to the Level(s) methodology.
  • The documents comprising User Manual 3 provide detailed instructions and guidance on how to apply each of the Level(s) performance indicators.

The user manuals and accompanying Level(s) documentation are available to download on the website of the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre.

 

Level(s) documentation

Looking for tools or training materials to help you to get going with Level(s)?

Online training and useful resources will be published on our eLearning and tools page as they become available.

Level(s) is designed to improve the sustainability of buildings throughout their lifecycle, helping professionals deliver better buildings – while also speeding Europe’s transition towards a more circular economic model.

Virginius Sinkevicius, EU Commissioner for the Environment

Publications

  • General publications
  • Directorate-General for Environment

Level(s): What's in it for cities?

If you represent a city in the EU, Level(s) can help you achieve your sustainability goals. EU initiatives such as the European Green Deal and the following Circular Economy Action Plan and Renovation Wave have singled out buildings and construction as key action areas, as the Union pushes....

  • General publications
  • Directorate-General for Environment

Level(s) and the new European Bauhaus

The New European Bauhaus is a creative and transdisciplinary movement, started by the European Commission. This factsheet highlights how you and your organisation can play your part, with help from Level(s), the EU common language for improving the sustainability performance of buildings.

  • General publications
  • Directorate-General for Environment

The Level(s) Calculation and Assessment Tool (CAT)

If you are using Level(s), the European framework for assessing the sustainability performance of buildings, you can access the European Commission’s free Calculation and Assessment Tool (CAT) to help you create Level(s) assessments for building projects.