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
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
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
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
Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws must be implemented in full.
In March 2019, the European Commission will publish a set of reports on the state of implementation of environmental laws in Europe: the Environmental Implementation Review.
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
"We are the benchmark trade fair in the international construction industry. Since 2015, we have been mobilising and accompanying the construction industry towards a new growth and sustainable development model, based on digitalization, technological innovation and new construction techniques.
A multi-tool, a meeting point, an innovation incubator, a tannoy announcing disruptive voices, a showroom for new products, a platform for networking and a hub for businesses.
Post date: 4 Feb 2019
This report collects findings and outcomes from an open learning environment which involved several workshops and thematic deep dives. As an in-depth study, the report provides a reference for building commissioners and real estate developers to pioneer circular construction. Specifically, this report covers the following themes:
-circular construction, building layers and the hierarchy of Elements, Products and Materials (EPMs) (Chapter 2);
Post date: 22 Jan 2019
Ecobuild is one of the worldwide largest events for ecological design, sustainable construction and enviromental protection. Exhibitors represent the complete spectrum of sustainable construction products, for new build and refurbishment, residential and commercial projects. The best-known names in the sector continue to choose Ecobuild as their most important marketing platform seeking out and highlighting the continuing opportunities for sustainable construction.
Post date: 9 Jan 2019
RE4 consortium is delighted to introduce the third edition of the project newsletter. In this edition, we will share with you what types of prefabricated building materials we are able to produce from construction & demolition waste (CDW), progress made in the development of the sorting system, and of course a list of planned and past events.
What is the RE4 project?
Post date: 6 Nov 2018
The building sector is shifting towards sustainability, but the pace must accelerate if Europe is to deliver a circular economy - and realise the emissions, resource efficiency and socio-economic potential of the sector.
This conference will explore the growing support across Europe for Level(s), the European Commission’s new sustainable building reporting framework which aims to provide the insights that will shape future building sector policy.
Post date: 25 Oct 2018