A Blueprint to deliver a healthy, affordable, and sustainable built environment for all
Greening Europe’s homes and public spaces is a crucial element of the EU’s strategy towards climate neutrality, and one of the pillars of the European Green Deal. But to achieve its goals, the EU will need to come up with a comprehensive strategy for energy and resource efficiency while also ensuring that sustainable homes become an affordable solution for all citizens.
In this paper, we call for the EU’s ‘Built Environment’ strategy to take into consideration the limits of our natural world and resources. The EU’s work towards greener buildings should include a broader approach and clearer policy commitments to radically change the real estate business and reduce the overconsumption of construction materials.