Sustainable Buildings Sustainable Buildings

The Partnership Monitoring Report, covering the period from July to December 2018, and prepared by the Lead Regions is available here.

The building sector is the largest energy consumer in Europe, representing 40% of the total EU consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the EU, according to EC statistical data. By improving the energy efficiency of buildings, the total EU energy consumption could be reduced by 5-6% and lower CO2 emissions by about 5%.
 

The main objective of the S3 Partnership on Sustainable Buildings is to create an alliance between European regions to boost new markets and take advantage of regional opportunities for specialisation. The partnership is led by Andalusia (ES) and North Great Plain (HU), and 43 other European regions or countries are currently participating or have shown interest in joining.
 

Three main reference themes for interregional collaboration have been identified:

1) Eco-construction, bioclimatism and insulation of buildings,
2) Renewable energy integration in buildings,
3) Systems of maximum energy efficiency in buildings and cities


The next steps of the partnership comprise the creation of working groups for each reference theme, the mapping of the capacities, resources available and relevant actors in the participating regions, and the establishment of synergies and interregional collaborations for the implementation of concrete pilot projects and actions.

 

OPEN SURVEY: In order to identify synergies and complementarities in the sustainable buildings sector among the participating regions in the Partnership, partners are requested to fill in this brief survey (one questionnaire per region/Member State).

https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Encuesta_Entidades_publicas  (Password: partenariado)

INFO: Template of letter of support or commitment of the participating regions / MS available here.

Regions involved

Lead regions: Andalusia (ES) and North Great Plain (Észak-Alföld) (HU)

Participating regions:  BE: Flanders; CZ: Prague; DK: Region of Greater Copenhagen; EE: South-Estonia (Tartu County); EL: Western Macedonia; ES: Asturias, Castile and Leon, Catalonia, Extremadura, Murcia, Valencian Community; FR: South Provence-Alpes-Côte- d'Azur; FI: North-Karelia, Lapland, South-Karelia; HR: North West Croatia; HU: South Transdanubia; IT: Campania, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Lazio, Liguria, Veneto ; LT: Kaunas Province, Lithuania (at national level); PL: Opolskie, Pomorskie, Podkarpackie, Podlaskie, Slaskie; PT: Algarve, Lisbon; SE: Jämtland, Mälardalen Region, South East Sweden, Västerbotten; SI: Central Slovenia, Gorenjska (Upper Carniola), Podravska, Slovenia Litoral, Slovenia (at national level); SK: Slovak Republic; UK: Cornwall and Isles of Scilly; BH: Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Information on partner regions: December 2018, according to the Monitoring Report provided by the lead regions.

Contacts

1. Contact details of the leading regions

2. Contact details of JRC

Isabelle SEIGNEUR, Directorate B, Growth and Innovation. Unit 3, Territorial Development.
Smart Specialisation Platform on Energy (S3PEnergy)
 

More information

    Concept Note (v. Sept 2017):                      Definition and Scope:                                Organisation:

    

Related project:

 

 

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Events Events

Sustainable buildings partnership working meeting

Working session in Bilbao with the partners of the interregional S3 Partnership on Sustainable Buildings.

S3 Thematic Platforms Days: Conference and Meetings

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S3PEnergy - High Level Event

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