Circular buildings – constructing differently and sustainably
'Circular buildings – constructing differently and sustainably' event aims at discussing challenges related to circular buildings and construction as well as how to close building material loops by reusing, repairing and recycling materials. The hybrid event, taking place at Norway House in Brussels and online, is an official #EUGreenWeek partner event.
The construction and demolition sectors generate one of the highest volumes of waste both in the Nordic countries and in the EU as a whole. According to the European Commission, buildings and construction are responsible for 35% of the EU’s waste generation and around one third of its greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2019, the Nordic ministers agreed on a declaration on low carbon construction and circular principles in the construction sector, specifying that their overall climate objectives cannot be achieved without a rapid change in the way we build, renovate, and live. When the Nordic Council a year later adopted its vision for 2030 and the accompanying four-year action plan, measures to ensure a sustainable and competitive construction and housing sector were among the priorities.
Local and regional authorities play a key role in driving and implementing circular principles in the building and construction sector.
At this event, the Nordic capitals and capital regions will share best practices and discuss challenges related to circular buildings and construction as well as how to close building material loops by reusing, repairing and recycling materials.
The event is an official #EUGreenWeek partner event.