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Thu, 24 Oct

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Germany Embassy in Warsaw

Circular Construction Day

Panel discussions on strategies of accelerating circular transformation of construction sector, selection and safe use of secondary materials, and best practises. In expert roundtable will take part representatives of Ministries, local administration, academia, entrepreneurs &architects.

Circular Construction Day
Circular Construction Day

Time & Location

24 Oct 2024, 10:00 – 14:30

Germany Embassy in Warsaw, Jazdów 12/2, 00-467 Warszawa, Poland

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About the event

Event Details: 23rd October 2024, German Embassy in Warsaw, Poland

The event aims as well to increase the representation of circular building principles in Poland based on the best tailor-made solutions and German experiences, to enhance circular procurement, to encourage key players in the construction industry to use secondary materials and, finally, to increase the scale and volume of collection of materials for reuse and recycling, for example through regional material cadastres.The event is organized in cooperation with Embassy of Germany in Warsaw and intends to build a bridge between Polish and German representatives of various branches operating in the construction sector, across the whole value chain and establish a forum to discuss and work on the most promising solutions that will accelerate implementation of Fit for 55 package and thus effective transformation towards circular economy models with respect to the environmental, geopolitical, and social conditions occurring locally.

In the first part, there will be a presentation showcasing key practices from Germany, and expert keynote speeches. This presentation will be followed by an expert roundtable discussion with the participation of Ministry representatives, focusing on implementing the best circular construction strategies, accelerating circular construction development, and establishing strong collaboration between Poland and Germany. The second panel will focus on selection and safe.

Tentative agenda:

10:00 – 10:20 Welcome Speech

10:20 – 11:00 Expert keynote speeches. Best practices from Germany.

11:00 – 12:15 - Panel 1. Building circularity – transition from niche to mainstream

  • Circular construction is still uncommon despite obvious benefits. What seems to be the problem?
  • Showcases of successful circular buildings in the past that influenced the mass market, if there are any.
  • External circumstances (e.g. energy costs) seem to drive circularity. Can we help this process without alienating the society?
  • What we can do? - circular procurement, financing models, role of financial institutes
  • Best practices

12:15 – 12:30 Coffee break

12:30 – 13:45 Panel 2. How should we use circular and secondary building materials?

  • How to use materials from demolition?
  • Safety of secondary materials – can new technologies be developed?
  • Selection of low-carbon and circular building materials
  • Material cadastre

13:45 – 14:30 Networking

Panellists:

  • Dominik Campanella - Founder & CEO of the Concular
  • Alicja Kuczera - CEO of the Polish Green Building Council
  • Hubert Bukowski - Research Director at Institute of Innovation and Responsible Development
  • Dr.-Ing. Georg Schiller - Scientist, Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional, Germany 
  • Anna Goljan - Scientist, Building Research Instutute in Poland - Instytut Techniki Budowlanej, The Thermal Physics, Acoustics and Environment Department
  • Michel Khundt - The Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production (CSCP)
  • Representative of Industrieverband Feuerverzinken e.V.
  • Representative of the European Climate Initiative from Germany
  • Representative of Czech Technical University in Prague, University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings, Czech Republic

Learn more about our speakers:

Dominik Campanella - founder of Concular - the leading company for circular construction in Germany. With more than 70 people and 400 successfully executed projects, he sets new standards for circular construction. For example, he led the development of the first circular construction standard in Germany: DIN SPEC 91484, which will now be standardized in the EU. He is also developing the first insurance for reclaimed construction materials. Dominik is part of several committees, such as the Leadership Group for Circular Construction at the European Commission.

Alicja Kuczera - CEO of the Polish Green Building Council.

Expert in sustainable construction, circular economy, and decarbonization of building resources. For a decade, she has been dynamically developing the most vigorous Polish non-governmental organization in the construction sector, striving to make sustainable construction the norm in Poland. She initiates and implements international projects contributing to the fight against climate change. Active in international cooperation on sustainable construction, she currently leads the network of managing directors of sister associations worldwide within the World Green Building Council. Author of numerous reports and publications recognized in the construction and real estate industry. Speaker at many conferences and seminars organized both domestically and internationally. Privately, a mother, travel enthusiast (having visited 82 out of 196 planned countries), and advocate of an eco-friendly, healthy lifestyle.

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