On May 22, GLOBE EU hosted a pre-conference to the official opening of the EU’s Green Week 2018 “Green Cities for a Greener Future”. In the months prior to the event, GLOBE EU members sat down with Bee Group companies and stakeholders to develop recommendations for city officials and lawmakers to eventually close the loop on construction and demolition waste. A background paper was prepared to illustrate the consultation process (scroll down for links to all documentation).
A member of the International Resource Panel, renowned architect and urban planner Serge Salat presents the IRP’s report “the Weight of Cities” in his keynote address.
Jo Leinen MEP, Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP
Seb Dance MEP and vice-president of GLOBE EU chairs the event
Vice Mayor and Alderwoman of the City of Nijmegen Harriët Tiemens explains how cities benefit from introducing circularity principles.
Serge Salat, Seb Dance MEP, Harriët Tiemens
GLOBE EU members Karl-Heinz Florenz MEP and Jo Leinen MEP
Jeannot Schroeder from the Luxembourg construction firm ProGroup explains the importance of communicating product information through material passports.
Lionel Billiet from Rotor explains how his company turned the sales of reclaimed construction components into a successful business model
Dutch architect Karel Dekker was instrumental in helping the “open building concept” gain prominence.
Sirpa Pietikäinen, president of GLOBE EU, concludes the event.
Agnes Schuurmans (Rockwool), Sirpa Pietikäinen MEP, Myriam Tryjefaczka (Tarkett), Céline Carré (Saint-Gobain)
Presentation Serge Salat
Presentation Harriët Tiemens
Presentation Lionel Billiet
GLOBE EU Recommendations
GLOBE EU Background Paper
Bee Group companies case studies