Brussels, 14 October 2020 – Today the European Commission publishes its Renovation Wave Strategy which outlines its action plan for the decarbonisation of the building stock, pending the revision of numerous legislative texts in 2021. Drive 0 is forwarded as an example of an EU-funded project to industrialise building renovation processes in the Renovation Wave.
The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and identified certain key principles for building renovation towards 2030 and 2050, such as “Energy efficiency first”, “Affordability”, “Decarbonisation and integration of renewables”, “Life-cycle thinking and circularity”, “High health and environmental standards”, “Tackling the twin challenges of the green and digital transitions together”, and “Respect for aesthetics and architectural quality”.
To meet these principles a few solutions are mentioned. The use of standardised industrial and circular solutions applied as part of a comprehensive renovation package is presented of particular relevance to engage some of these key principles, and as enabling cheaper and quicker renovation with limited impact on EU residents. It is in this context that Drive 0 is forwarded as an example of an EU-funded project to industrialise building renovation processes in the Renovation Wave.
Not many EU-funded projects are mentioned in the Renovation Wave, so we welcome the recognition of the conduction of our relevant work. This is a great encouragement to produce, within this project’s scope, solutions that will actively contribute to meet the European Commission’s expectations and goals, a more sustainable Europe, a healthier population and a better future.
Read more about the Renovation Wave Strategy at this link.