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.

Irish Green Building Council presents renovation strategy recommendations to Minister Naughten

On Thursday, 22nd September, Pat Barry, CEO of the Irish Green Building Council (IGBC) presented th... Read More

Šefčovič Underlines Importance of Renovation Strategies at Madrid Summit

On the occasion of the BUILD UPON Leaders' Summit in Madrid on 20 September, Vice-President of the ... Read More

Event with Commissioners Highlights Importance of Renovation Strategies

On 22 June, a High Level Round-Table on Energy with key stakeholders took place in Brussels to dis... Read More

Support for European ‘Green Mortgage’ Grows

Support for a push towards a 'green mortgage' market is building among stakeholders in the financi... Read More

Croatia BUILD UPON workshop addresses barriers in financing energy efficiency renovation projects

The third BUILD UPON workshop „Financing“, organized by the Croatia Green Building Council, took... Read More


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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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