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

BUILD UPON 4th seminar during Riga Energy days

On 14th of October the fourth BUILD UPON project workshop took place in the margins of international expo “Environment and Energy 2016”. The seminar was organized in close collaboration with Riga Energy agency as one of the events within annual month-long autumn events “Riga Energy days” – International Conference “Energy efficiency – the first fuel...Read More

Croatia WS6 – Closing conference: Strategy 2.0

The sixth and final BUILD UPON workshop, held in a form of a conference took place on February 10th 2017 in hotel Dubrovnik in Zagreb. It involved over 90 stakeholders and was opened by the Minister of construction and physical planning, Mr. Lovro Kuščević. He urged the audience to promote the goals of BUILD UPON...Read More

Turkey’s Deputy Minister of Environment and Urbanization hosted at Build Upon closing event

On January 17th, Turkey’s Build Upon  closing event was held at the  Ilbank Ankara Conference Hall by CEDBIK (Turkish GBC). This event hosted the Deputy Minister of Environment and Urbanization Prof. Dr. Mustafa Ozturk and other key stakeholders in the Turkish market. In his opening speech Dr Ozturk said that we need to offer higher quality...Read More

Sweden has now arranged all 6 workshops within the BUILD UPON project!

Sweden Green Building Council are happy to announce that we have now arranged all six of our workshops within the BUILD UPON project! Together with EEF, we have gathered around 220 participants from different sectors and parts of the country to battle some of the barriers for deep renovation of multi-family buildings. The first four workshops...Read More

Croatia WS4 – Skills & Capacity Building

The fourth BUILD UPON workshop „Skills and capacity building“, organized by the Croatia Green Building Council, took place on October 25th 2016 in the Esplanade hotel in Zagreb. It involved 42 stakeholders divided into 6 groups and addressed the barriers in the area of educating professional workers involved in EE building renovation projects.   Presentations...Read More

We look ahead after our first four workshops on deep renovation of apartment buildings

Build Upon, a joint project between Green Building Councils in 13 EU countries, aims to increase the rate of energy efficiency in existing buildings and to sharpen the national renovation strategies, with the deadline of April 2017. Internationally, over 50 events on energy renovation has been arranged within the project and after four workshops around...Read More