In collaboration between the Nordic Green Building Councils, a number of topics during the year will be discussed from a Nordic perspective. The second topic is the theme How can we halve the carbon emissions from construction?
Globally the building and real estate sector is responsible for 40% of the CO2 emissions. A big part of this comes from the production and use of building materials. The good news is that we have the technology to cut these emissions by half, and the industry is ready to deliver with cutting edge solutions.
The Green Building Councils in the Nordic countries work closely together with the industry and municipalities, and their national governments. In this seminar we will show Nordic examples on how you can order and build a low carbon building, and we also highlight what kind of regulations that are needed to meet our carbon goals.
Our sector as a solution to the Paris Agreement
With examples from projects that have reduced emission by 50%, by/ Katharina Th. Bramslev CEO, Norwegian Green Building Council
Nordic collaboration through Nordic Climate Forum for construction
What can we expect form regulations in the Nordic countries by/ Matti Kuittinen, Senior Specialist, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
Marked initiatives and common practice in our countries
Snapshots by CEOs from the green building councils in Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Iceland
We have the solutions to 50% and more reductions already
- Low carbon dwellings in Iceland by/ Benedikt Ingi Tómasson, Managing Director Vistbyggð
- Concrete goes low carbon in Denmark by/ Jan Søndergaard Hansen, Managing Director, Unicon A/S
- Lidl Visby and Noll CO2- why and how? by/ Mattias Tas, Sustainability Manager, Lidl