Welcome to this EU Green Week partner event on "Circular buildings – constructing differently and sustainably". The Nordic capitals and capital regions will share best practices and discuss challenges related to circular buildings and construction, as well as how to close building material loops by reusing, repairing, and recycling materials.
Thursday 2 June | 10.00-12.00
(followed by a networking lunch)
The construction and demolition sectors generate one of the highest volumes of waste in the EU with buildings and construction being responsible for 35% of the EU’s waste generation and around one third of its greenhouse gas emissions.
Local and regional authorities play a key role in driving and implementing circular principles in the building and construction sector.
– Welcome by our moderator
Louise Coffineau, Policy Advisor on environment, Eurocities.
– EU support for the green transition of construction
Philippe Moseley, Policy Officer – Sustainable Industrial Policy and Construction, DG GROW, European Commission
-Building the world’s first circular and Nordic ecolabelled kindergarten
Helen Glindvad Kristensen, Architect, Gladsaxe Kommune, Denmark
– The City of Stockholm’s way forward to a circular construction process
Jonathan Hummelman, Project Leader, Environmental Department, City of Stockholm
– The Helsinki-Uusimaa Circular Valley: from projects to clusters and ecosystem
Pia Tynys, Chief Advisor Climate Change, Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council
– The (re)use of wood as a construction material
Eivind Merok, Project Manager, Innlandet County
– Q&A session
– Closing remarks
We are looking forward to welcoming you in Norway House, Rue Archimède 17, 1000 Brussels or online