The EU Renovation Wave Strategy, announced by the European Commission, lists several research avenues, including a public-private partnership, ‘Built4People’, covering all aspects of construction.
The European Commission will also be launching separate research calls under Horizon Europe and the Climate-neutral Cities mission. Researchers will be required to show how their work can be applied in different environments by setting up demonstration projects in different climate areas in Europe. All of this will be funded mainly by the Horizon Europe budget, and also by the Recovery Fund.
The EU Renovation Wave Strategy should also be linked to the New European Bauhaus Movement, which is the cultural component of the European building renovation strategy, which is set to improve energy efficiency in Europe’s buildings and double the rate of renovation in the next ten years.