Greening the construction sector – towards a value adding service industry

Challenge: The substantial innovation potential of the construction sector is hampered by its complexity, with small companies especially reluctant to change their ways of working.

Solution: GreenConServe designed, tested and implemented a two-step voucher scheme to provide technical and business support to the construction industry in Norway, France and Germany. Through a public-private partnership between innovation agencies and professional associations, GreenConServe provided innovation support to construction service companies involved in the planning, design, monitoring and management of building works.

GreenConServe was co-funded by the European Commission under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme CIP.

Duration: September 2009 – August 2012

Our role

Greenovate! Europe coordinated the GreenConServe project and organised dissemination activities. Our member DOWEL Management gave business support to French construction companies within the project.

Contact: Simon Hunkin


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