Sustainable Buildings Sustainable Buildings

Monitoring reports containing a management report and a progress report prepared by the Lead Region(s) are available here:
Monitoring report covering the period from July to December 2020
- Monitoring report covering the period from January to June 2020
Monitoring report covering the period from July to December 2019
- Monitoring report covering the period from January to June 2019
Monitoring report covering the period from July to December 2018

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),  North Great Plain (HU) and North-Croatia (HR). Many 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 partners have created working groups for each reference theme and are continously working on 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).  (Password: partenariado)

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

Regions involved

Leading regions
Participating regions
Interested regions
Information on partner regions: June 2020, according to the Monitoring Report provided by the lead regions.


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:


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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.

S3PEnergy - High Level Event

The project concluded the first phase of its activities at the end of 2017. As a conclusion of the tasks carried out by the S3PEnergy, a High Level Event...

Innovation camp smart specialisation in energy

This innovation camp takes place these 11th and 12th October in Brussels. It counts on the joint participation of three S3PEnergy partnerships, external...
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