We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Earthquakes threaten a large percentage of homes and public buildings across the EU. At the same time, inefficient energy consumption of outdated buildings is a major source of greenhouse gas emissions.
We are putting forward a holistic approach to improve simultaneously the seismic safety and energy efficiency of the European building stock. Our approach:
Our findings help to achieve longstanding policy goals and provide industry with innovative methods to modernise EU buildings. What’s more, our success helps to preserve our rich architectural identity.
Our project directly supports several European Commission priorities including the Green Deal’s call for renovating in an energy and resource efficient way. It provides the technical background in support of the Renovation Wave initiative and an EU Action Plan to modernise the European building stock.