11 Mar 2017

Creating a sustainable bioeconomy—which takes advantage of unused or underexploited bio-resources, turns them into replacements for fossil-based fuel, energy, and products and contributes to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and the protection of local environments—is a truly monumental task.

Journal article
01 Jul 2018

The logbook data quest sets up indicators and other requirements for a renovation passport.
The iBRoad project works on developing an Individual Building Renovation Roadmap for single-family houses. This tool provides a customised renovation plan over a long-term period of time (10-20 years).

Report
24 Sep 2018

Cities in the Urban Transitions Alliance are moving away from their industrial energy-intensive heritage and setting ambitious energy efficiency targets. A broad range of projects and programs have spearheaded sustainability efforts, reduced energy-related carbon emissions and led to utility cost savings for residents at the local level.

Blog post
23 Nov 2018

The impact of building renovation on health, well-being and productivity could improve the lives of more than 200 million Europeans. This set of publications, developed by BPIE and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor environmental quality in schools, hospitals and offices.

Reports
13 Apr 2018

Level(s) provides a unique opportunity for the building sector to focus on the potential of buildings in addressing global challenges. By linking the building’s individual performance to key global and regional priorities, it is assured that buildings designed using the Level(s) framework are realising their full potential in addressing issues such as climate change, environment and health.

Report
22 Nov 2017

Level(s) is a voluntary reporting framework to assess the sustainability of buildings. Using existing standards, Level(s) provides a common EU approach to the assessment of environmental performance in the built environment.

Report
27 Jan 2016

In this report commissioned by the i24c initiative, BPIE investigates opportunities to strengthen Europe’s industrial leadership in the construction value chain, in order to deliver a fast and deep decarbonisation together with economic and competitive advantages in and for Europe, particularly through innovation.

Report
17 Jun 2016

In February 2015 the principle of ‘Efficiency First’  (E1st) was formally endorsed by the European Commission within the framework of the Energy Union.

Briefing paper
29 Nov 2016

Buildings can balance the grid through proactive energy demand management and can play a leading role in transforming the EU energy market, shifting from centralised, fossil-fuel-based systems towards a decentralised, renewable, interconnected and variable system. Many actors agree that buildings have a role in shaping the Energy Market Design Initiative.

Discussion paper
07 Sep 2016

This research report draws on interviews with stakeholders from 12 EU Member States with a view to gaining a perspective on what has been achieved so far since 2014 in implementing building renovation strategies, and to get an idea of what can be expected for the second version of the strategies.

Report
05 Oct 2017

For building owners, the renovation process can be a hassle, shaped by the ambiguity of the measures to implement. Uncertainty is one of the reasons why the renovation rate continues to linger around 1% and private investments remain limited.

Briefing paper