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#BuildingLife is a project convening ten European Green Building Councils to deliver the European Green Deal.

These Green Building Councils will galvanise climate action through national and regional decarbonisation roadmaps, which will tackle the whole-life environmental impacts of the building and construction sector.

#BuildingLife focuses not only on the operational emissions of buildings, but also the environmental impact of the manufacturing, transportation, construction, and end-of-life phases – often called embodied emissions.

Tackling these emissions is essential to address the total impact of the built environment, and progress towards the European Green Deal’s aim of a climate neutral Europe by 2050.

The Green Building Councils spearheading the project are: CroatiaFinlandFranceGermanyIrelandItalythe NetherlandsPolandSpain and the UK.

#BuildingLife will create the first region-wide response to the vision of a net-zero built environment, free of embodied carbon emissions.

The project is also creating a pathway for other world regions to follow.

We are doing this by:

  • Creating a roadmap demonstrating how EU buildings policy can adopt whole life carbon targets.
  • Supporting expansion of the new Whole Life Carbon Commitment within WorldGBC’s global Advancing Net Zero project.
  • Establishing leadership groups on a European and national scale to drive these actions, who will also assist with the creation of national whole life carbon roadmaps towards net zero.
  • Supporting the development of a building product database holding information about the full environmental impact of key building materials.
  • Building a community of #BuildingLife ambassadors, including MEPs, policymakers and industry leaders to support our call for a whole life cycle approach to buildings.


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Participating Green Building Councils

Click the interactive map below to view the Green Building Councils participating in #BuildingLife.