As world leaders meet in Paris to negotiate a new international climate agreement, we will highlight each day an innovative EU-funded project that helps us understand, adapt to or slow down climate change. Today's project is: BUILD UPON funded through Horizon 2020.


Deep building renovation represents one of the single most critical tools to massively lower Europe’s CO2 emissions, create jobs in the construction sector and improve the quality of the existing built environment for the good of European citizens.


BUILD UPON is an innovative two year Horizon 2020 project, aimed at helping European countries design and implement strong, long-term national strategies for the renovation of their existing buildings.


Since the Energy Efficiency Directive was agreed, many countries have struggled to define and implement comprehensive national renovation strategies to scale-up and deepen the rate of energy efficient improvements. BUILD UPON will guide a critical mass of key stakeholders across 13 countries through a structured process, working as a powerful collaborative community to design and implement the v2.0 national renovation strategies due to be in place by April 2017.