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#BuildingLife Roadmap Analysis report

5 March 2024

At the #BuildingLife Summit on 5 March 2024, Paris, World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) launched the #BuildingLife Roadmap Analysis report.

WorldGBC and the 12 Green Building Councils driving the #BuildingLife project have been working to deliver on the European Green Deal through national and regional decarbonisation roadmaps. In this report, we share the successes, challenges and opportunities of the roadmaps, demonstrating how the European conversation around Whole Life Carbon (WLC) has transformed in the three years since the #BuildingLife project began.

Mapping three years of #BuildingLife

The Roadmap Analysis report provides an overview of the key successes of the project. In three years, #BuildingLife has helped to transform the European conversation around Whole Life Carbon (WLC) in the following ways:

  • The EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap launched by WorldGBC in 2022 is recognised and used for reference by the European Commission
  • Three years ago, there was almost no debate on WLC in the European Union (EU) policy dialogue. Today, WLC has gone from ‘no’ or ‘initial’ discussions in 60% of participating countries, to all countries now interested in establishing measures in national policies and regulations
  • The GBCs driving #BuildingLife have, and are, developing 12 national roadmaps which have full, or high, alignment with EU policies (such as Fit for 55, Renovation Wave, Green Deal), climate-neutrality goals, Level(s) framework and WLC standards
  • Over 1,550 stakeholders from across the building and construction sector, as well as political and finance sectors, participated in the development of the national roadmaps.

Find out more and follow the campaign at #BuildingLife.