Green Cities Fit for Life

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14th -15th May 2014, Europe

The Construction21EXPO, a virtual trade fair dedicated to sustainable construction solutions for the European market, will take place on the 14th & 15th May 2014. This two day online event will bring together a wide range of green construction experts: investors, developers, architects, engineers, and product designers, to name a few.

Construction ExPo

There will be a number of key-note speakers participating in Construction21EXPO. For example:

  • Coert Zachariasse, CEO of Delta Development Group will lead a tour of “Cradle to Cradle” (C2C) building innovations, and present  Park 2020, Europe’s first C2C full service office development in the Netherlands;
  • James Drinkwater, Senior Policy Advisor for the European Regional Network, World Green Building Council will host a conference on “European Policy Trends: Business Opportunities and Risks”;
  • Gerard McCaughey, CEO of Infineco, will present “Offsite – the way to profit in green residential construction”;
  • Dominika Czerwinska, Manager of Membership and Europe Networks, World Green Building Council will present the recent winners and  explain the application process for the next “WorldGBC Leadership Awards | Europe”;
  • Rachel Gutter, Center for Green Schools, U.S. Green Building Council and leader of the Global Coalition of Green Schools will present “New Trends in Creating Greener Schools”;
  • Steven Borncamp, Managing Director of Living Future Europe will present the “Living Building Challenge and Europe’s goals for 2020”; and
  • Katja Perrey, Principal at KP Landscapes and international lecturer on sustainable exterior and landscape design will present “Landscapes for living buildings: bringing value and returning enjoyment, beauty and ecological heath”.

Further details on the event are available here.

The European Green Capital Award

The selection of a city to be awarded the European Green Capital is assessed by an Expert Panel on the basis of twelve environmental indicators. The winning city takes the lead in linking economic growth and ecology by developing solutions which benefits both spheres. European cities are all facing the same challenges and the European Green Capitals can serve as role models from which to learn.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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