HouseEurope! Power to Renovation

HouseEurope! is an initiative that advocates for a social and ecological transformation, prioritizing renovation and adaptive reuse over demolition. By raising awareness and pushing for better legislation, the initiative aims to restore value to existing buildings, support small-scale businesses, and create sustainable and affordable living spaces. This shift will reduce emissions, preserve community fabric, and ensure a fairer, more inclusive building industry.

HouseEurope! advocates for EU-laws to make renovation more affordable, easy and social. Because the demolition of existing buildings is as outdated as food waste, fast fashion and single-use plastics. The initiative demands a Right to Reuse for existing buildings based on three key pillars: (I) tax reductions for renovation works and reused materials, (II) fair rules for the assessment of existing buildings, and (III) new values for the embedded CO2 in existing structures.

Category
Initiative
Place
Berlin / Zurich
Year
2023