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Starting a ‘Renovation Wave’


Europe has seized its ‘man on the moon’ moment, inspiring the seemingly impossible to become possible. In setting out a bold vision to become the first climate neutral continent, the EU is looking to inspire a global ‘space race’ to net zero emissions.

One of the mission critical pathways to reach this goal is through Europe’s buildings. Varied in age and style, and so hugely inefficient in their use of energy this contributes towards 36% of the region’s emissions. This is why the new European Commission has set its sights on creating a ‘Renovation Wave’.

As the last decade ended, the BUILD UPON² project hosted a unique European Leaders’ Summit to begin building the commitment to make the wave a reality. This short report highlights how leaders are committing to a net zero emissions building stock – and we’re calling on you to join them…

‘Renovation Wave’ – download the report.