BUILD UPON project cited in Forbes as example of large scale transformation

Wednesday 16th August 2017

 

WorldGBC’s BUILD UPON project has been cited in a recent Forbes article as an example of large-scale societal transformation, alongside disruptive platform businesses such as Airbnb and Uber, as well as the current shift from diesel to electric car engines.

The article, “Four Major Success Factors In Large-Scale Transformation”, names BUILD UPON, the world's largest collaborative project on building renovation, which saw 13 Green Building Councils in Europe and nearly 2,000 organisations come together to spark a renovation revolution in the region.

BUILD UPON culminated in March this year, with European countries finalising strategies on how to renovate their existing buildings based on the outcomes and learnings of the project.

BUILD UPON engaged nearly 2,000 key organisations at 100 events, its online RenoWiki portal features over 750 individual European initiatives on renovation, and it received praise from dozens of ministries, cities and other public authorities across Europe.

James Drinkwater, Director of WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network, said: “It’s fantastic that the international business community is actively looking to EU research projects like BUILD UPON for inspiration on how to create some of the big shifts needed in society and our economy. Green Building Councils across Europe are actively leveraging the insights developed during the two year project to drive even greater impact across their national building and construction sectors.”

During the BUILD UPON project, the Europe Regional Network built up an interactive library of resources on how to build high-impact communities and create transformation change, which has been accessed over 2,500 times. These resources can be accessed here.

For more information on BUILD UPON, visit www.buildupon.eu.

 

WorldGBC’s BUILD UPON project has been cited in a recent Forbes article as an example of large-scale societal transformation, alongside disruptive platform businesses such as Airbnb and Uber, as well as the current shift from diesel to electric car engines.

The article, “Four Major Success Factors In Large-Scale Transformation”, names BUILD UPON, the world's largest collaborative project on building renovation, which saw 13 Green Building Councils in Europe and nearly 2,000 organisations come together to spark a renovation revolution in the region.

BUILD UPON culminated in March this year, with European countries finalising strategies on how to renovate their existing buildings based on the outcomes and learnings of the project.

BUILD UPON engaged nearly 2,000 key organisations at 100 events, its online RenoWiki portal features over 750 individual European initiatives on renovation, and it received praise from dozens of ministries, cities and other public authorities across Europe.

James Drinkwater, Director of WorldGBC’s Europe Regional Network, said: “It’s fantastic that the international business community is actively looking to EU research projects like BUILD UPON for inspiration on how to create some of the big shifts needed in society and our economy. Green Building Councils across Europe are actively leveraging the insights developed during the two year project to drive even greater impact across their national building and construction sectors.”

During the BUILD UPON project, the Europe Regional Network built up an interactive library of resources on how to build high-impact communities and create transformation change, which has been accessed over 2,500 times. These resources can be accessed here.

For more information on BUILD UPON, visit www.buildupon.eu.