Creating a European Renovation Revolution

WHAT WE ARE DOING AND WHY
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WHAT WE ARE DOING AND WHY

BUILD UPON is a community that is leading a shift in the way we approach Europe’s building renovation challenge.

The prosperity and well-being of all Europeans requires our nations to put in place long-term strategies to improve our existing buildings – to ensure their massive impact on our society, economy and environment is properly managed.

During 2016-17 BUILD UPON has brought together a community of over 2,000 diverse organisations at over 100 events across Europe – to explore how to design and implement successful national renovation strategies.

We now need to set out a clear common vision of what we wish to achieve as a region – what each of our countries needs to do to make this a reality – and how we will start to coordinate across hundreds of different initiatives to deliver green buildings for everyone, everywhere.

OUR COMMON VISION
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OUR COMMON VISION

Our vision is a Europe that leads on the building renovation challenge – meeting the goals of the Paris Agreement and improving the lives of millions of citizens through better buildings.

To achieve this, all countries must establish ambitious national renovation strategies – setting out roadmaps to 2050, with clear targets, milestones and measures that support local action.

We commit to unite across sectors and nations to support this vision, and to support the design and implementation of the renovation strategies.

See who supports BUILD UPON's Common Vision and add your support!
OUR NATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS
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OUR NATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Each Green Building Council that has led BUILD UPON has run a series of events across their capitals and major cities, consulting expert organisations from the public, private and third sector on what is needed for a successful national renovation strategy.

The result is this series of key national recommendations, providing important insights into how we need to shape Europe’s building renovation market across our diverse region to achieve our vision.

OUR RENOVATION STRATEGY IMPACT FRAMEWORK
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OUR RENOVATION STRATEGY IMPACT FRAMEWORK

BUILD UPON’s ‘RenoWiki’ profiles over 750 major initiatives tackling market barriers to building renovation across Europe – from awareness raising and skills, to finance and regulation. All of these efforts are critical, have advanced significantly in recent years, and must now be coordinated to achieve the scale of change our vision requires. This is the key challenge for the roadmaps, milestones and measures set out under national renovation strategies.

Our draft Renovation Strategy Impact Framework provides an illustrative example of how national renovation strategies can start to take on this coordination challenge. This initial version of the Framework is the result of convening over 160 experts during our Madrid Leaders’ Summit, and is a draft aimed at sparking a debate over how we approach renovation strategies.

Download the draft Renovation Strategy Impact Framework [LINK TO DOWNLOAD PDF] or explore the interactive version below.

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2030/2050 Targets/Milestones

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Contact Us
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Contact Us

If you want to get involved with BUILD UPON, support the common vision, comment on the draft Renovation Strategy Impact Framework, fund activities in the project, or just offer your views on the national renovation strategy challenge – please email us at europe@worlgbc.org

Join the national renovation strategy debate on social media using the hashtags #BuildUpon and #RenovationRevolution.