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

Europe Must Curb Emissions from Buildings, Urges BUILD UPON Coalition of 300 Businesses

  Europe must lead the world on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings if we are to meet the ambition of the Paris Agreement, a coalition of over 300 businesses and organisations from across the continent urged today. The coalition – which includes cities, public authorities, property developers, manufacturers and energy utilities, as well...Read More

Presenting BuildUpon at members meeting in Lund, together with the renovation project CITyFIED

Linnea Olsson, from Sweden Green Building Council, presented the results from BuildUpon at a membership meeting for the regional network in southern Sweden. The background and purpose of the project was presented together with a summary of the conclusions and recommendations from the Swedish part of the project. The European renovation project CITyFIED was also...Read More

Build Upon recommendations for Finland

Green Building Council Finland organised 6 workshops during year 2016 as part of the Build Upon project. In Finland, the workshop themes reflected the national barriers in energy efficiency and deep renovation of the existing building stock. The themes were: national big picture, energy efficiency in facilities, apartment buildings, market creation, challenges for municipalities and how to...Read More

The Italian BUILD UPON’s dialog process came to its closing event!

On the February 15 and 16, 2017 ended the Italian national path of BUILD UPON dialogue project financed by H2020 Framework Programme. The workshop on February 15, held at Legambiente in Rome, addressed the issue of the formulation of a policy framework on a national scale. In this last workshop in Rome the participants tried...Read More

Sweden has completed all workshop reports in the BUILD UPON project

You can now download all Swedish workshop reports here: The English summaries can be found in the “report box” next to the news box, at the bottom of this page: DialogueRead More

Countries Present National Renovation Strategies at BUILD UPON Summit

In Brussels earlier this week, the BUILD UPON Leaders Summit brought countries and actors from across Europe together to present future plans for the renovation of the region’s buildings – ending a year-long campaign of over 100 events led by European Green Building Councils. With heated negotiations on the EU’s main energy efficiency laws underway, and a deadline of...Read More

Lavtian Renovation Strategy Declaration Signed

On 17 February 2017 the final BUILD UPON conference in Latvia took place in the landmark National Library of Latvia building under the theme “Societal Participation and Involvement – the Foundation of a Successful Latvian Long-term Strategy for Building Renovation” . During the conference the 43 recommendations put forward in the ‘Declaration on the Improvement of the Latvian...Read More

5th BUILD UPON workshop focuses on innovative financing and climate change

24th November 2016 the 5th BUIL UPON event – international conference “Renovation Roadmap” took place in Riga at the Hotel Bergs Glass Hall. Around 45 people representing Latvian state and municipal institutions, universities, financial institutions, associations, businesses, NGOs and media were taking part at the conference. The conference was opened by the Latvian Sustainable Building...Read More

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