On 21 January 2016, the DG Environment publication "Science for Environment Policy" provided an overview of the conclusions of the following study: “Impact of climate change on the domestic indoor environment and associated health risks in the UK”.
Renovation is one of the ways in which we can make buildings across Europe more energy efficient. However, there are still many challenges and hurdles which need to be overcome. For example, the building sector is relatively fragmented which makes it difficult to identify and offer holistic solutions for deep renovation at an acceptable cost and quality.
With the aim of encouraging ‘national renovation strategies’, Green Building Councils from across Europe have joined forces and set up BUILDUPON, an EU project partially funded by Horizon 2020. Its mission is to support governments, industry and civil society in delivering ‘national renovation strategies’ over the next 12 months.
On 8 February 2016, the World Economic Forum (WEF) published a report entitled “Intelligent Assets: Unlocking the Circular Economy Potential”. The aim of this report is to illustrate opportunities for innovation and creativity across a broad spectrum of industries and sectors. One of the areas analysed is that of how we build and transform our buildings.