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sustainable built environment

The Commission is inviting stakeholders to join a discussion on the establishment of the Built4People partnership; a research & innovation partnership on ‘people-centric sustainable built environment’. It will provide a cross-cluster structure, bringing together public and private sectors to create research and innovation pathways based on a holistic view of the built environment for sustainability and better living. The Built4People partnership will be implemented under the Horizon Europe programme (2021-2027).

Participants are invited to contribute to the proposed partnership discussion also by written comments; the on-line survey that will be open 17/12/2019 to 15/01/2020.  

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For social media: #Built4People or follow @Energy4europe or @H2020EE


Buildings and infrastructure are pivotal in the socio-economic transition towards achieving a sustainable and climate-neutral economy. People spend most of their lifetime in buildings, which are responsible for approximately 50% of energy consumption on their whole life-cycle, 50% of all extracted materials, 30% of water consumption, and 36% of CO2 emissions in use phase. Construction and demolition waste is one of the heaviest and most voluminous (25%-30%) waste streams generated in the EU1. Building design and indoor air quality are also critical to EU citizens’ health and well-being, as we spend the vast majority of our time in buildings. Achieving a low carbon built environment is also key challenge in the context of the strategic long-term vision for a prosperous, modern, competitive and climate-neutral economy by 2050, in line with the Paris Agreement objectives, launched by the Commission in November 2018.



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12 December 2019, 10.00 - 16.00 (CET)