About #Buildinglife

Our next event:

The #BuildingLife project aims to find the best mix of private sector action and public policy to tackle the whole-life impact of buildings. 

Join members of GLOBE EU, the cross-party group of European Parliament (EP) legislators acting as the ‘EU chapter’ of GLOBE International, and World Green Building Council on 19 October 2021, 5pm - 6.30pm CET to find out how #BuildingLife is bringing together Europe's leading industry, political, and civil society leaders to tackle this climate-critical topic and how you can play your part.

Register here and view the program for the event here

 

#BuildingLife: Ten European Green Building Councils deliver the EU Green Deal by tackling the whole-life environmental impacts of the buildings sector

In the runup to COP26, WorldGBC has convened ten European Green Building Councils to galvanise climate action in the built environment through national and regional decarbonisation roadmaps. 

The Green Building Councils spearheading the project are Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.

Tackling Europe’s climate and environmental collapse requires leadership and collaboration across the sector. 

Join #BuildingLife as an ambassador. 
 

Watch the inspiring video from Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen on why she is a proud ambassador of our Europe wide #BuildingLife campaign.

What is #BuildingLife?

The project aims to achieve the mix of private sector action and public policy necessary to tackle the whole-life impact of buildings.

It focuses not only on the operational emissions of buildings, but also the environmental impact of the manufacturing, transportation, construction, and end-of-life phases of built assets – often called embodied emissions.

Tackling these emissions is essential to addressing the total impact of the buildings sector and progressing towards the European Green Deal’s aim of a climate neutral Europe by 2050.

 

What will #BuildingLife achieve?

#BuildingLife is accelerating the ambitions of the European Green Deal in the building sector, and creating the first region-wide response to the vision of a net-zero embodied carbon built environment set out in WorldGBC’s 2019 report. The project is creating a pathway for other world regions to follow.

We are doing this by:

•    Creating a roadmap demonstrating how EU buildings policy can adopt whole life carbon targets.

•    Launching a new Whole Life Carbon Commitment within WorldGBC’s global Advancing Net Zero project.

•    Establishing leadership groups on a European and national scale to drive these actions, who will also assist with the creation of national whole life carbon roadmaps towards net zero.

•    Supporting the development of a building product database holding information about the full environmental impact of different building materials.

•    Kickstarting a communications campaign recruiting MEPs, policymakers and industry leaders to publicly advocate for a whole life cycle approach.

Get Involved with #BuildingLife

Get involved with #BuildingLife or find out more information about the project, by getting in touch with your local Green Building Council.

Our next event:

The #BuildingLife project aims to find the best mix of private sector action and public policy to tackle the whole-life impact of buildings. 

Join members of GLOBE EU, the cross-party group of European Parliament (EP) legislators acting as the ‘EU chapter’ of GLOBE International, and World Green Building Council on 19 October 2021, 5pm - 6.30pm CET to find out how #BuildingLife is bringing together Europe's leading industry, political, and civil society leaders to tackle this climate-critical topic and how you can play your part.

Register here and view the program for the event here

 

#BuildingLife: Ten European Green Building Councils deliver the EU Green Deal by tackling the whole-life environmental impacts of the buildings sector

In the runup to COP26, WorldGBC has convened ten European Green Building Councils to galvanise climate action in the built environment through national and regional decarbonisation roadmaps. 

The Green Building Councils spearheading the project are Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain and the UK.

Tackling Europe’s climate and environmental collapse requires leadership and collaboration across the sector. 

Join #BuildingLife as an ambassador. 
 

Watch the inspiring video from Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Krista Mikkonen on why she is a proud ambassador of our Europe wide #BuildingLife campaign.

What is #BuildingLife?

The project aims to achieve the mix of private sector action and public policy necessary to tackle the whole-life impact of buildings.

It focuses not only on the operational emissions of buildings, but also the environmental impact of the manufacturing, transportation, construction, and end-of-life phases of built assets – often called embodied emissions.

Tackling these emissions is essential to addressing the total impact of the buildings sector and progressing towards the European Green Deal’s aim of a climate neutral Europe by 2050.

 

What will #BuildingLife achieve?

#BuildingLife is accelerating the ambitions of the European Green Deal in the building sector, and creating the first region-wide response to the vision of a net-zero embodied carbon built environment set out in WorldGBC’s 2019 report. The project is creating a pathway for other world regions to follow.

We are doing this by:

•    Creating a roadmap demonstrating how EU buildings policy can adopt whole life carbon targets.

•    Launching a new Whole Life Carbon Commitment within WorldGBC’s global Advancing Net Zero project.

•    Establishing leadership groups on a European and national scale to drive these actions, who will also assist with the creation of national whole life carbon roadmaps towards net zero.

•    Supporting the development of a building product database holding information about the full environmental impact of different building materials.

•    Kickstarting a communications campaign recruiting MEPs, policymakers and industry leaders to publicly advocate for a whole life cycle approach.

Get Involved with #BuildingLife

Get involved with #BuildingLife or find out more information about the project, by getting in touch with your local Green Building Council.


Media

news

WorldGBC launches consultation on EU Policy Whole Life Carbon Roadmap

Mon, 16th Aug 2021

The World Green Building Council has launched a consultation on an EU Policy Roadmap for tackling Whole Life Carbon in buildings that has been developed as part of the #BuildingLife project.

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news

Explore the proposals of the newly launched EU Taxonomy Consultation

Fri, 30th Jul 2021

In the latest of our free #BuildingLife webinar series, we will delve into the subject of the EU Taxonomy. The event will be jointly hosted with FIEC, the European Construction Industry Federation.

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press

European building sector leaders urge EU to prioritise decarbonising the built environment

Thu, 10th Jun 2021

WorldGBC has convened a coalition of construction sector leaders to call on the European Commission to support the full decarbonisation of the built environment through ambitious policies.

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