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Co-Creating National Renovation Strategies

The project aims to empower 1,000 key stakeholders – from governments and businesses, to NGOs and householders – across 13 countries, to shape the change needed in our existing buildings. By holding over 80 connected events in the capitals and major cities of the project countries throughout 2016 and 2017, we’ll create a collaborative community to help countries design and implement their strengthened national renovation strategies.

Upcoming Events

Panorama of Stockholm, Sweden

Ireland – Workshop 5 “Final Commercial & Public Sectors Workshop”

29 September 2016 (tbc)
International Energy Research Centre, Cork

Bulgaria -Workshop 3 “Policy & Regulation”

September 29th 2016 (TBC)

Italy – Workshop 2 – “Skills and Capacity Building”

4-8 July 2016 (date TBC)
Trento, Italy

The Dialogue Journey

Each country will host a series of events, each one linked to ensure they build upon one another and consciously create the communities of actors needed to meet Europe's existing building challenge. There will be a mixture of events; some focusing on regional issues (held in major cities), some on national issues (held in capital cities), and others on pan-European issues. Below is an example of the Dialogue Journey each GBC will host - go to each country page to view detail of the specific events each country is hosting.
National Launch Events
March/April 2016 Across Europe
National Workshops
May/June 2016 Across Europe
National Workshops
June/July 2016 Across Europe
European Summit
20-21 September 2016 Madrid, Spain
National Workshops
September/October 2016 Europe
National Workshops
November/December 2016 Across Europe
National Workshops
January/February 2017 Across Europe
European Summit
February 2017 Across Europe


Residential Buildings Renovation – Barriers and Initiatives Workshop in Czech Republic

Residential Buildings Renovation – Barriers and Initiatives 1st Czech National Workshop Prague, 1 June 2016 Impact Hub Prague   Marketing and communication of residential buildings sector First of series of workshops supporting the National Renovation Strategy was related to residential buildings and existing barriers that can be identified in this buildings sector. Main goal of...Read More

Samråd, dialog och lyhördhet är receptet för lyckade renoveringar i hyresrätter

BuildUpon, ett samarbete mellan olika Green Building Councils i EU-länder, med syftet att öka energieffektiviseringen i befintlig bebyggelse, har haft sina första workshopar i Sverige. Workshoparna, som anordnades i Stockholm av Sweden Green Building Council och Energieffektiviseringsföretagen, samlade ett 40-tal deltagare från olika delar av landet för att prata om hur man bäst renoverar hyresrätter...Read More

Further details of the Madrid Leaders’ Summit announced!

In April, countries around the world signed the historic Paris Agreement reached at COP 21. Europe must now raise its ambition, and one of the greatest environmental and societal challenges we collectively face is the renovation of Europe’s buildings. The Summit Partners are coming together to host renovation leaders from across Europe at a two day...Read More


The Retrofit Revolution Will Be Financed

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Could Europe Lead the ‘Green Mortgage’ Charge?

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COP21 & Europe’s Retrofit Challenge

2015 is a mega year in the sustainability calendar. World leaders will meet several times to discuss our most pressing environmental challenges in the run up to what many commentators are billing as the most critical climate change negotiations for a decade. The 21st session of the Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC, or...Read More

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