The European Commission has launched a major package of legislative proposals aimed at progressing plans for its Energy Union. The package contains a proposal to increase the EU-wide energy efficiency savings target to 30% by 2030. In addition, reforms are to be made to EU energy efficiency legislation relevant to buildings. The proposals aim to encourage the use of smart technology and other information technology in buildings, and also to streamline some of the legislation's less effective requirements. Some of the requirements relating to building heating and cooling will also be strengthened.