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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

REday

RENOVATE EUROPE DAY 2017

10th October
European Parliament

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
September 2016 Madrid,Spain
National Workshops
September/October 2016 Across Europe
National Workshops
November/December 2016 Across Europe
National Workshops
January/February 2017 Across Europe
European Summit
February 2017 Europe

News

BUILD UPON Cited in Forbes as Example of Large-Scale Transformation

A recent Forbes article on “Four Major Success Factors In Large-Scale Transformation” cites the BUILD UPON project as an example of large-scale transformation, alongside examples of disruptive platform businesses such as Airbnb and Uber, as well as the current shift from diesel to electric car engines. “It’s fantastic that the international business community is actively looking...Read More

After BUILD UPON, Green Building Councils want a Stronger Vision for Renovation in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

Last month, Energy Ministers across Europe agreed their general approach for the review of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). Sadly, the position of Council weakens the directive and puts the EU at risk of falling short of the commitments agreed under the Paris Agreement. In May, Green Building Councils, buoyed by the success...Read More

25 Italian businesses support BUILD UPON Common Vision

On the 26th of April the press release of the World GBC ‘s European Regional Network announced that a coalition of 300 business in Europe supported the BUILD UPON’s Common Vision that urges the need of defining ambitious renovation strategies by Member States of the European Union. The intervention comes as EU member states near...Read More

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Blog

Time to Renovate our Renovation Strategies

By Roberta D’Angiolella (Co-authored with Jonathan Volt and Dan Staniaszek) – Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) Buildings are the lifeblood of society – a place to work, rest, bring up future generations and undertake the myriad other actions that define our existence. The cost, in terms of resource use, energy consumption and maintenance expenditures, of this...Read More

Unleashing the 4th Industrial Revolution in Europe

By Yamina Saheb, Senior Energy Policy Analyst, OpenEXP. The report entitled “Energy Transition of the EU Building Stock – Unleashing the 4th Industrial Revolution in Europe” aims to support the on-going review/revision of EU climate and energy policy instruments. The objective is to contribute to making 2016 the year of delivery for EU instruments aiming to reduce...Read More

Collaboration – the key to unlocking the renovation potential!

At COP21, attendees of ‘Building’s Day’ recognised that, to stay within the 2-degree limit, the buildings sector must decrease emissions by 84 gigatonnes by 2050. Notwithstanding the critical role of buildings in mitigating against climate change, we at the World Green Building Council have long recognised the importance of renovating buildings, not only in terms...Read More

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