A built environment that enables a high quality of life for all


BUILD UPON is the world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation – bringing together over 1,000 organisations, across 13 countries, at over 80 events in 2016-17.

It aims to create a renovation revolution across Europe by helping countries to deliver strategies for renovating their existing buildings, by the 30 April 2017 EU deadline.

These strategies are critical to cutting Europe’s energy use, reducing the impacts of climate change, and creating buildings that deliver a high quality of life for everyone.

Partnership Announced Between EBRD and the Europe Regional Network

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Europe Regional Network of the ... Read More

An ambitious renovation strategy for Ireland’s Commercial Building Stock

Fifty leading Irish businesses met yesterday in Google’s European headquarters, Dublin to assist ... Read More

Venice BUILD UPON Meeting: A Call to Action!

Green Building Councils from 20 countries convened alongside BUILD UPON's Advisory Board at the insp... Read More

Croatia’s President Meets with BUILD UPON Team

The President of the Republic of Croatia, Mrs Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, participated at the 8th Bett... Read More

Events Calendar
Workshop 3: Financing
Valladolid, Spain
How do we make deep renovation happen?
23-27 May 2016
Malmo, Sweden
How do we make deep renovation happen?
23-27 May 2016
Malmö, Sweden
Circular Economy and Renovations
Bucharest, Romania
Workshop 2 – Skills&Capacity Building
4-8 July 2016 (date TBC)
Trento, Italy
Workshop 2 – Skills and Capacity Building
Public Procurement – Green Buildings
2 June 2016 (tbc)
Brno, Czech Republic
Workshop II – Financе & Economics
May 19th, 2016 (TBC)
Plovdiv, Bulgaria


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Learn how we’re incubating breakthrough innovation

Our Community

You can’t manage what you can’t measure – as true for successful collaboration as it is for energy savings.
Find out who’s engaging in BUILD UPON – and from where.

Stakeholder Stories

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Local Government
Janis Dripe,Latvian Ministry of Culture,RISEBA University (Latvia)

On how the implementation of the renovation strategies must not compromise cultural heritage.

Central Government
Kevin O’ Rourke, Marchena Management Services (Ireland)

On the critical role of government in enabling policy that drives the renovation market.

Energy Sector
Marco Marijewcz, E.ON (UK)

On why the key challenge is dealing with fragmentation

Central Government
Anders Sjelvgren, Boverket (Sweden)

On why the key challenge is finding solutions for low income areas

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