Our Work

Each Regional Network works on various projects that enable Green Building Councils to accelerate their efforts nationally and regionally. These projects are chosen by Green Building Councils in a region, and are based on strategic priorities set out by the Network, the number of Green Building Councils that can engage, and the impact that can be achieved. 



Creating an Energy Efficient Mortgage for Europe - A Review of Building Performance Indicators that Impact Mortgage Credit Risk

Thu, 26th Oct 2017

This report by the WorldGBC’s European Regional Network (under the Energy Efficient Mortgages Action Plan Initiative) explores how energy efficient mortgages could work in terms of building performance assessment.

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BUILD UPON - Recommendations for National Renovation Strategies

Wed, 26th Apr 2017

13 Green Building Councils in Europe have played a leading role in helping national governments to create ‘national renovation strategies’. Their recommendations are compiled in this publication.

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ERN position paper on Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Wed, 12th Apr 2017

On 21 March, the Europe Regional Network (ERN) submitted a position paper to MEP Bendt Bendtsen, the rapporteur for the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD), setting out key elements the Network believes should be the focus of the updated EPBD.

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Ground-breaking energy efficiency financing project aims to create benefits for homebuyers

Tue, 20th Sep 2016

Homebuyers across the EU could be offered better borrowing rates on mortgages in return for purchasing more energy efficient homes or committing to implement energy saving work within properties

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BUILD UPON Launch Report

Fri, 29th May 2015

Our flagship European project, BUILD UPON, aims to build a community, a place for us to come together. Our mission is to work with European stakeholders to co-create ambitious national strategies to improve our existing buildings: your community spaces.

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BUILD UPON is the world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation, which aims to create a renovation revolution across Europe's existing buildings.