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Programme

Monday, 11th June

09.00 - 10.00

Registration and Welcome Coffee
 

Plenary Session: Part I

10.00

Opening

10.00 - 10.10

Key Address

10.10 - 10.30

Situation EU policies: what is the policy context and main objectives at EU level? What has been done so far? What is needed in the future?

10.30 - 10.50

Vision of the industry towards 2030 and beyond

10.50 - 11.10

Vision of the Clients

11.10 - 11.30

Coffee Break
 

Plenary Session: Part II

11.30

Overview of the market forces and national approaches in European Regions

11.30 - 11.45

Eastern Europe

11.45 - 12.00

Northern Europe

12.00 - 12.15

Southern Europe

12.15 - 12.55

Debate with the audience on the main issues for sustainable construction: Are the markets dysfunctional and how can this be addressed? What kinds of innovations and policies are needed?

12.55 - 13.00

Conclusion of the Open Plenary Session

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch
 

Parallel Sessions

Objective:

These sessions endeavour to address the questions below in order to provide useful recommendations. All technical and environmental issues related to sustainable construction are to be taken into account, including energy efficiency in buildings, resource efficiency, water management, building materials, health…

There will be 4 different sessions (A, B, C, D).
 

14.00 - 15.30

SESSION A: New buildings: Policy instruments

 

Objective:

Identification of good practices and recommendations to public authorities at EU and Member States level.
 

 

Questions to be addressed:

  1. What can governments do to develop a market for sustainable new construction? What are the main priorities?

  2. What are good examples of policies in Member States that could be replicated or extended at EU level?

  3. What are the economic and social benefits of these schemes/examples?

 

SESSION B: New buildings: Solutions

 

Objective:

Identification of promising solutions both technological and non technological (services, decision tools, standards …) that could alleviate barriers to their wider development and use.
 

 

Questions to be addressed:

  1. What are the most promising approaches?

  2. Is there a culture for 'Life Cycle Costing" in new construction?

  3. Is the construction supply chain oriented towards the delivery of a sustainable service?

  4. What are the market barriers to using/producing/selling/ sustainable/innovative technologies? What are the business opportunities?

  5. What can governments do to facilitate the use of sustainable technologies?

 

SESSION C: Retrofitting Policy Instruments

 

Objective:

Identification of efficient policies and tools to facilitate the retrofitting of existing buildings and to assess its contribution to the achievement of the 2020 objective to reduce CO2 emissions by 20% by 2020.
 

 

Questions to be addressed:

  1. What can governments do to promote a market for sustainable retrofitting? What are the priorities?

  2. What are good examples of policies in Member States that could be replicated or extended at EU level?

  3. What are the economic and social benefits of these schemes/examples?

 

SESSION D: Retrofitting Solutions

 

Objective:

Identification of promising solutions both technological and non technological (services, decision tools, standards, etc) that could alleviate barriers to their wider development and use.
 

 

Questions to be addressed:

  1. What are the most promising approaches?

  2. What are the market barriers to using/producing/selling sustainable/innovative technologies? What are the business opportunities?

  3. What can governments do to facilitate the use of sustainable technologies?

15.30 - 16.00

Coffee Break
 

Closing Session

16:00

Closing Plenary Session

16:00 - 16:45

Presentation of cases studies: How the issue of sustainable construction was taken into account in the retrofitting of the Berlaymont building and the design and construction of the new LEX building.

16.45 - 17.15

Highlights of the parallel sessions by the rapporteurs

17:15 - 17:45

Debate on the main conclusions and recommendations

17:45 - 18:00

Closing
 

18:00

Closing Drink
 

Tuesday, 12th June

09:30 - 11:00

Optional visit to the Justus Lipsius and Lex Building (the registration for the visit is closed)


European Commission
DG Environment

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