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Urban Environment

Working Group on Sustainable Urban Construction

The working group on sustainable urban construction is one of 4 independent expert working groups set up under the EU Expert Group on the Urban Environment. The 4 working groups reflect the priority themes identified for the Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment.

The working group on sustainable urban construction was chaired by Livia Tirone of Tirone Nunes SA (www.tironenunes.pt). Livia Tirone is also chair of the Architects' Council of Europe's working group on 'Sustainability and Urban Issues'. Alain Sagne of the Architects' Council of Europe (www.ace-cae.org) assisted Ms Tirone in the running of the working group.

The other independent experts are listed below. In addition to these independent experts, the relevant Commission officials also attend. The working group  met 4 times during 2003.

Timescale Documents (underlined = available)
January 2004 Final Report  fr (pdf~220K), Annex I fr (pdf~170K), Annex II  fr (pdf~130K), Annex III fr (pdf~170K)
December 2003 Draft Final Report (pdf~160K), Annex I (pdf~200K)
12 September; 4th meeting (final) Draft Agenda (pdf~150K), Minutes (pdf~130K)
July 2003 Interim Report (pdf~100K), Annex I (pdf~80K)
5 June 2003: 3rd meeting Agenda (pdf~10K), Minutes (pdf~130K)
1 April 2003: 2nd meeting Agenda (pdf~10K) , Minutes (pdf~30K)
23 January 2003: 1st meeting  Terms of Reference (pdf~20K), Agenda (pdf~6K), Minutes (pdf~50K)

 

Working Group Members

Independent Experts

Chair: Mrs Livia TIRONE

Chair of the Architects' Council of Europe working group "Sustainability & Urban Issues". Assisted by Mr Alain SAGNE, ACE Secretary General.

Prof. J. Owen LEWIS

Energy Research Group, University College Dublin

Mr Luc BOURDEAU

CSTB

Mr Chris LUEBKEMAN

Ove Arup & Partners

Mr John GOODALL

European Construction Industry Federation, Chairman of the DG ENTR Sustainable Construction Working Group

Mr Vesa PELTONEN

Architect and urban planner

Mr Philipp BENNETT

Construction material producers (CEPMC)

Mr André SOUGNÉ

European Union of Developers and House Builders (UEPC)

Mr Chiel BOONSTRA

DHV Building and Environment

Eva Banos de Guisasola Eurocities
Dr Catherine Bouland IBGE
Janet Hallows UNEP-DTIE

Mr Eduardo Oliveira FERNANDES

Mechanical Engineer

Prof. Nigel MORTIMER

Resources Research Unit, Sheffield Hallam University


Commission Officials

Mr Mark BACON and Mr Simon GOSS

Thematic Strategy on the Urban Environment, DG ENV

Mr Juan Campos MORALES

Construction Unit, DG ENTR

Mr Randall BOWIE

Energy Consumption Unit, DG TREN

Mrs Sandra GIZDULICH

URBAN Unit, DG REGIO

Mrs Adèle LYDON

City of Tomorrow & Cultural Heritage Unit, DG RTD


Other attendees

Hirohisa Awano

OECD

Prof. Manfred Hegger

International Union of Architects