Innovation in implementing the circular economy for Europe's built environment
In collaboration with WorldGBC
The EU has boldly led global action on energy efficiency in buildings. Across the region, a giant industry is mobilising to deliver a new generation of nearly zero energy buildings from 2021. As we near this deadline,however, leading states and industry actors are waking up to the reality that we are only addressing part of the building sector’s impact. Our vision must now extend towards its total impact.This session will explore the EU’s world-leading efforts to establish foundations for a sustainable construction agenda: Level(s)-which brings together climate, environment, social and economic goals. Level(s) addresses greenhouse gas emissions, resources and circularity, water, health, resilience, cost and value, looking at impacts through the whole building life cycle. Participants will learn how leaders from the public, private and third sectors are innovating to implement sustainable construction ambitions andengage in how we overcome implementation challenges to a sustainable built environment.