circular economy

Today, over 20 countries from the World Green Building Council's (WorldGBC) Europe Regional Network (WorldGBC Europe) have published a manifesto, A Sustainable Built Environment at the Heart of Europe’s Future urging European decision makers to recognise the vital role that the built environment sector plays in delivering a climate neutral Europe.   
Post date: 27 Jun 2019
Type: News

Getting on track to limit global temperature increase to 1.5°C, as was agreed in Paris back in 2015, would not just be good for our climate, but first and foremost for all citizens.   What changes to the European policy framework and new initiatives could be prepared and implemented in the coming years?   This paper on the zero carbon and circular challenge in the built environment puts forward several policy recommendations.
Post date: 26 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

An ambitious implementation of circular economy principles in the building and construction sectors requirestheinvolvement and collaboration of all stakeholders, from the construction materials and building components manufacturers to procurers, builders, users, building managers,recycling enterprises,etc.   Architects can play a key rolein this chain, as many decisions taken duringthe design phase have long-­lasting consequences on the environmental performance of a building, throughout its life-­cycle.  
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

We are happy to share with you the recording and the material of the first webinar of the EUROCITIES task-force on the localisation of Sustainable Development Goal. The meeting took place last May 13.  
Post date: 21 May 2019
Type: News

We are pleased to invite you for a meeting of the EUROCITIES task-force on the localisation of Sustainable Development Goals, with a focus on mutual learning and presentation of EUROCITIES SDGs Report and activities at EU level.  
Post date: 20 May 2019
Type: Event

ICE (Inventory of Carbon and Energy) Database The ICE (Inventory of Carbon and Energy) Database is a leading embodied energy and carbon database for building materials.  
Post date: 30 Apr 2019
Type: Event

The overall objective of the conference is to introduce scholars of the subject, policy makers, and interested groups to cutting edge research that benefit society. It is also intended to initiate discussions among international scholars from multiple disciplines, on the current state of energy related research including impacts of energy use and conversion on critical resources such as water, or on climate change.
Post date: 12 Apr 2019
Type: Event

https://public.flourish.studio/visualisation/262080/   The metabolism of the world's economy visualised. Click on the link to have a look how much we extracted, added to our stocks (buildings, infrastructures, etc.) and got rid of, in the form of emissions and waste, over the 20th century.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
Type: News

The goal of the first seminar, “What can cities, companies and citizens do?”, is to set the scene for the future work of the Chair. What is circular economy? Which advantages can circularity bring to both citizens and companies? How can companies transition and be effective change agents?   When? 27th of March 2019, from 14h until 18hWhere? Victor Horta room, FEB, Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels   Moderated by prof. Tom Bauler (ULB – Igeat)  
Post date: 25 Mar 2019
Type: Event

HOUSEFUL proposes an innovative paradigm shift towards a circular economy for the housing sector. The main goal is to develop and demonstrate an integrated systemic service (HOUSEFUL Service) composed of 11 circular solutions co-created by stakeholders in current housing value chain. The HOUSEFUL Service will aim at the circular management and efficient use of water, waste, energy and material resources for all stages of European building’s life-cycle.   
Post date: 18 Mar 2019
Type: Link