Decarbonising Europe’s building stock: energy efficiency, circular economy and whole-life carbon

EEB, BPIE and ECOS are glad to invite you to the webinar titled Decarbonising Europe’s building stock: energy efficiency, circular economy and whole-life carbon on Wednesday 10 November 2021, 15.00-16.30 (CET).

The European Green Deal, the Renovation Wave and the Recovery plan for Europe represent an unprecedented opportunity to refocus policy efforts on the effective decarbonisation of the European building stock. It’s time for policymakers and the construction value chain to break down silos and work together to achieve this objective. EU policies for zero-emission buildings must integrate whole-life carbon, energy efficiency and circular economy. In this webinar we will explore how these seemingly competing principles can work together in a coordinated strategy. Join us and participate in this essential discussion.


Moderator: Oliver Rapf – Executive Director, BPIE

Welcome and introduction

Speaker 1: Principles to integrate WLC in building regulations

Zsolt Toth, Senior Project Manager BPIE

Speaker 2:  Principles to integrate circularity in building regulations

Gonzalo Sanchez, Policy Officer for Circular Economy and Carbon Neutrality in the Building Sector. EEB

Speaker 3:  Transition pathway for construction: circularity and WLC

Philippe Moseley, Policy Officer, DG GROW, Construction Unit · European Commission

Speaker 4:  Stakeholder views - key points discussed in the previous event

Jonathan Volt, Project Manager. BPIE

Panel 1: industry perspectives

Including Q&As session with the audience

  • Peter Andreas Sattrup, Senior Adviser, Sustainability, Danish Association of Architectural Firms
  • Jonna Byskata, Head of EU Public Affairs at Kingspan Global
  • Dr Christine Lemaitre, Chief Executive Officer at DGNB German Sustainable Building Council
  • Representative from construction industry (tbc)

Panel 2: policy perspectives

Including Q&As session with the audience

  • Ioannis Bakas, European Environment Agency
  • Caroline Henrotay, Leefmileu Brussels
  • Ciaran Cuffe, Member of the European Parliament, Greens/European Free Alliance
  • Pau Garcia Audi, Policy Officer at European Commission. DG ENER

Wrap up

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