The European Union commits to sustainable construction with its Next Generation EU project

Many are the challenges being faced by countries all around the world, in the midst of their struggle to reduce the effects of the pandemic. The health challenges are compounded by the search for ways to help seriously burdened economies to recover. And sustainable architecture is one source of regeneration that can contribute significantly to this recovery – both nationally and at a European level – thanks to the implementation of new technologies, the development of less environmentally damaging materials, and new construction methods using more efficient processes.

Initiatives such as Next Generation EU are an example of how culture, sustainability and the economy can and must go hand in hand in order to generate common areas of growth in all these areas.

In the words of Ursula von der Leyen, President of the European Commission:

I want Next Generation EU to drive a wave of European renewal and make our Union a leader in the circular economy. And we know that the construction sector can even go from being a carbon source to a carbon sink, if we use organic building materials like wood and smart technologies like AI.

With these words, she refers to the creation of a new European Bauhaus, as the cultural aspect of a plan that will contribute to reducing the European Union’s carbon footprint in the coming years.

In this article for METALOCUS by María Anastidas, you can find more information relevant to the Next Generation EU project.