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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)

Leaders’ Summit I – Madrid

20-21 September 2016
COAM, Madrid, Spain

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


Conclusions and Recommendations in Romania

In the last weeks we have travelled over 4000 km, organised 10 session of public consultation in Romania’s most representative 7 cities: Cluj, Iași, Galați, Brașov, Craiova, Timișoara and Bucharest, where we met and discussed with over 400 people from different ages, social and professionals categories in order to co-create and support Romania’s National Renovation...Read More

Croatian Build Upon workshop addresses barriers in financing renovation projects

Croatia Green Building Council held a Build Upon workshop on May 31st in   Zagreb. Involving 34 stakeholders across 4 groups, participants addressed barriers in the area of financing EE building renovation projects. Guest speaker,Mr. Luca Bertalot from EMF, kicked off the event with a presentation on green mortgages. Other presentations included speakers from the Environment and Energy...Read More

Support for European ‘Green Mortgage’ Grows

Support for a push towards a ‘green mortgage’ market is building among stakeholders in the financial sector, which may provide a key piece of the puzzle for national building renovation strategies. In early June, the European Mortgage Federation – European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC) convened investors and energy efficiency experts across the region for a high level...Read More


The Retrofit Revolution Will Be Financed

Europe’s ambition to reduce the energy use of the existing building stock by 80% by 2050 raises many challenges. At the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) we focus on attracting the capital that will be needed for such large-scale building renovation programmes. As European countries put in place their long-term national renovation strategies ahead of Brussels’...Read More

Could Europe Lead the ‘Green Mortgage’ Charge?

By Jennifer Johnson, Head of Legal & Economic Affairs, European Mortgage Federation – European Covered Bond Council (EMF-ECBC) Lenders represent a community with significant potential to transform the energy efficiency of Europe’s building stock. However, whilst there is much policy in this arena, little of it has focused on supporting energy efficiency lending practices directly. The result...Read More

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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