As innovative companies are more competitive, resilient (especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic developments) and attractive in terms of high-quality employment, the Construction Cluster of Slovenia, (Slovenski Gradbeni Grozd – SGGCCS) seeks to support its Members (often small/micro enterprises) in their development by focusing on four priority areas, which are:
1. Innovation and new business models
2. Circular economy
3. Digitalisation
4. International cooperation and internationalisation

Established in 2004, the SGGCCS is strongly involved in the European and global community of clusters and innovation ecosystems. Circular activities, economic transition and attraction of investment for the development of green and sustainable construction are its main remits.

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International Circular Construction Cluster

The International Circular Construction Cluster is an initiative, lead by Construction Cluster of Slovenia, aiming at transforming the sector into a more sustainable one by creating a circular construction global market.

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REDay2022 - President Ursula von der Leyen Video Address (Slovenian Subtitles)

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen addressed via video in her opening speech the audience of REDay2022.

In here remarks she emphasised how making our buildings energy efficient is indispensable in the fight against climate change and increasing the EU’s energy resilience and independence, and how the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive is our opportunity to do so.


2021 - Renovate 2 Recover: How Transformational are the National Recovery Plans for Buildings Renovation?

National Recovery and Resilience Plans (NRRPs) present a unique opportunity to accelerate the delivery of deep renovation across the EU. The analysis of the NRRPs in this Study demonstrates that significant renovation activity is planned and will be made possible through the successive disbursements of the Recovery Funding. But these renovations must be done properly, and the money must be spent well. This unprecedented additional injection of public funds must set the EU building stock firmly on the path to achieving its Renovation Wave goals to 2030 and meeting the 2050 climate targets.

For NRRPs to be transformational towards achieving these goals, two key aspects need to be strengthened:

  1. Ensure funding delivers a step change towards realising deep (or staged deep) renovations, going well beyond the 30% minimum energy saving recommendation set by the European Commission.
  2. Invest in the right enabling framework, including leverage of private finance, to create sustainable renovation markets that will grow beyond 2026.

Slovenian profile from the study commissioned by the Renovate Europe Campaign and conducted by E3G with input from SGG CCS.

Click here to read the Full Slovenian Profile in the study

REDay2021 National Partner Event

4 November 2021, 09:00 – 13:00 CET

In the context of Renovate Europe Day 2021, our Slovenian National Partner is organising an online event on REDay2021 and the SMART4nZEB project. The event will be held mainly in Slovenia but parts of the event will be in English.


9:00 – 9:15 Introductory Speech, Vladimir Gumilar, Director of the Slovenian Construction Cluster

9:15 – 10:00 Presentation of the potential for cooperation within the European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Excellence in the field of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings, Horia Petran, Director, Cluster PROnZEB, Romania and Project Manager SMART4NZEB, European Strategic Cluster Partnership for Excellence in Nearly Zero Energy Buildings

10:00 – 10:30 The 10th Anniversary of the Renovate Europe Campaign: an opportunity to take stock of progress made over the last decade for renovation and to look ahead at what still needs to be done, Adrian Joyce, Director of the Renovate Europe Campaign

10:30 – 11:00 Renovate2Recover study: how transformational are the National Recovery Plans for buildings, Vilislava Ivanova, E3G

11:00 – 11:15 Pause

11:15 – 11:45 Support to NZEB and the progress of sustainable construction in Slovenia in the case of the LIFE IP CARE4CLIMATE project, Marjana Šijanec Zavrl, Building and Civil Engineering Institute ZRMK

11:45 – 12:45 Connection between BIM and BEM for a quick assessment of the energy needs of a building, Gorazd Rajh, PILON AEC d.o.o.

12:45 – 13:00 Q&A and Conclusions, moderated by Vladimir Gumilar, Director of the Slovenian Construction Cluster



In the context of Renovate Europe Day 2020, the Slovenian National Partner SGGCCS organised an online event looking at the potential for energy renovation of buildings in the Slovenian National Recovery and Resilience Plan.