IGBC kicked off its strategy development with a workshop organised on 12th March with its members and key stakeholders and supported by the EPA. A copy of the workshop report is available here.
Creating an energy efficient mortgage for Europe – A review of the state of play on ‘green’ finance
European Commission publishes Green Public Procurement criteria for office buildings On 10 June, the European Commission published the EU Green Public Procurement criteria for Office Building Design, Construction and Management. The criteria outlines how public authorities can procure green construction or renovation works in a cost-effective way, covering aspects such as design, site preparation, construction, […]
Procurement recommendations aim to grow bio-based product market On 12 April 2016, the Public Procurement Working Group of the European Commission’s Expert Group for Bio-based Products published 15 recommendations for the increased uptake of bio-based products in public procurement programs. The report outlines the benefits of a bio-based market to the European products industry and highlights the important role...
This a report on the Launch event for the Build Upon Project held on the 20th March 2015 in London in Arup’s offices. This event gathered together stakeholders from across Europe including representatives from Government, Green Building Councils, and industry to start the process of helping develop the 2nd version of the National renovation strategies for twelve European Countries.
Green Building Councils across Europe launched an ambitious €2.35 million project to support governments in designing and implementing the national renovation strategies.
Introduction to the purpose and objectives of the European network and World Green Building Council
The European regional network made great strides in 2014, read about the growing impact.
Irish Presidency of the EU begins, Commission put forward proposal for 7th Environmental Action Programme and more
Debate on 2030 targets gets underway, Countdown to establishing first national renovation strategies begins and more.
An EU climate and energy strategy for 2030, Countdown on national renovation strategies begins and more
Major consultation on sustainable buildings launched, A vision for the EU's climate and energy policy and more
Europe Regional Network sets out vision for achieving market transformation, Deadline for national renovation strategies approaches and more
2030 Climate and Energy Framework debate heats up, New EU Public procurement laws to focus on quality and more.
Report on the activities of the European Regional network in 2013