The ecobuild.brussels cluster was launched in November 2006 by the Brussels-Capital Region. The Brussels Minister of Environment, Energy and Urban Renewal and the Brussels Minister of Economy, Employment and Scientific Research of the time took the decision to support the sustainable construction and renovation sector.
The Brussels built-environment is highly energy-consuming. The construction sector, and especially the renovation sector, is under pressure to make far-reaching changes in order to achieve the objectives of the government. Two examples: A strategy to make Brussels a low-carbon city by 2050, or the obligation to build passive buildings since January 2015 in the Brussels-Capital Region. In order to take up these challenges, sector companies can count on the support of the cluster and its many partners.
This support was strengthened in late 2010 with the injection of additional resources and the integration of the ecobuild.brussels cluster as a key stakeholder to steer many actions within the Employment-Environment Alliance. Since 2016, the cluster has been heavily involved as a partner in realising the ambitions of the construction section of the PREC [Regional Programme for Circular Economy], which has taken over from AEE.
ecobuild.brussels is hosted by hub.brussels (formerly impulse.brussels).