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#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 is convening 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. 
 

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 will accelerate the ambitions of the European Green Deal in the building sector, and create 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 will create a pathway for other world regions to follow.

We will do 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.

 

#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 is convening 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. 
 

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 will accelerate the ambitions of the European Green Deal in the building sector, and create 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 will create a pathway for other world regions to follow.

We will do 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.


 

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