Campaigning and awareness raising

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

News

Call for good practices - Cultural Heritage in Action

Are you working on cultural heritage for a city, region, non-urban or rural area? Share your good practices!

 

Closing date: 27 March 2020

Cultural Heritage in Action is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage  of the European Commission. It is a peer-learning programme that will allow over 100 local and regional policy...
Publication

Passive House: Building a sustainable future

Against the background of climate change and increasing environmental awareness, new build construction is booming in some regions, while others face the challenge of retrofitting whole districts. In short: there has never been a better...
Publication

European Construction Sector Observatory - Country profile: Denmark

The Danish construction sector has been on the revival path since 2010, in line with the overall improvement in the general economy. In 2018, there were 74,810 enterprises in the broad construction sector in Denmark, with the narrow...
Evento

Teaming up for transformation: improving municipal energy management for integrated climate action

Join us in the project final conference and award ceremony under the title ‘Teaming up for transformation: improving municipal energy management for integrated climate action’ on 18 June 2020 in Berlin (Germany). Representatives from...
Publication

Long-term renovation strategies and local building renovation initiatives: case studies from 8 countries

Long-term renovation strategies (LTRS), developed at national level, go hand-in-hand with local building renovation initiatives. This factsheet maps the governance structure, status quo of the process,...

Long-term renovation strategies are a requirement of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) for all member states. BPIE and national Green Building Councils for the H2020 project Build Upon2 published 8 factsheets discussing...
News

Workshop agenda: Energy flexible buildings and integrated energy grids

On 9th March 2020 Eurac research is hosting a workshop at NOI Techpark (Bolzano) within the FESR project INTEGRIDS funded by ERDF/ EFRE/ FESR EU Program of Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen, under the grant n. FESR1042. The main...
News

EU way off the mark on energy savings goal, latest figures show

The EU’s statistical office, Eurostat, published new figures on energy consumption for 2018 on 4 February. As expected, they weren’t good, with the EU as a whole set to miss its 2020 energy efficiency objective by a margin of up to 5%, in what...

Primary energy consumption in the EU was 4.9% above the efficiency target for 2020, Eurostat said, while final energy consumption – at the consumer level – was slightly better, at 3.2% above benchmark. The EU has an energy efficiency...
Publication

European Construction Sector Observatory - 2019 infographics on housing and sustainability

This document illustrates the state of play concerning housing factors: European housing stock, such as the average age of buildings which need renovation; urbanization rates; overcrowding rate; housing overburden rate which, between 2010...