Build with CaRe (Carbon Reduction)


To mainstream energy efficient building design and construction in the North Sea Region, to influence the complete building chain.

Build with CaRe (Carbon Reduction) aims to mobilise all forces in order to make energy-efficient building design the mainstream. Local and regional authorities, universities and institutes from 10 regions in 5 countries in the North Sea Region are active in the Build with CaRe partnership.

The effort to reduce human impact on climate change is strongly prioritised by the EU. Since buildings structures account for 40 % of EU's energy consumption, success in energy efficient building is key to achieving the EU goals.

Despite tested and available technologies and pricing, energy use in the built environment continues to be much higher than necessary. Build with CaRe will take the necessary steps, in collaboration with the building sector, to develop a transnational strategy for increasing energy efficiency in building. Energy efficiency is no longer an 'if-question', but a 'how-question'. 

Build with CaRe provides the partners the forum and tools for importing and exchanging knowledge and experiences. It provides professional networks, a forum for new ideas and latest insights, best practices and critical reviews of local actions.


  • Status
  • Completed
  • Project Launch
  • 01 August 2008
  • Project completed
  • 31 March 2012
carbon reduction energy efficiency buildings