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.
The diversity of building typologies across EU regions and construction eras drastically complicates widespread modernisation efforts and hinders the selection of suitable renovation strategies.
Our research provides a foundational understanding of renovation technologies essential to the European Green Deal’s call for renovating in an energy and resource efficient way, and to the Renovation Wave initiative to foster the modernisation of Europe's buildings.
Our work contributes to Sustainable Development Goal 11 for safe and resilient cities. It also supports the New Circular Economy Action Plan by integrating life cycle thinking in the classification of technologies.
Our efforts provide new insights into at-risk building typologies for disaster management activities.