Circularity in the Construction Industry

Thursday 29th February 3pm-4.30pm (GMT)

Online Event

The interest in circular business models has been accelerating as societal environmental concerns grow. The construction industry is the world’s greatest consumer of raw materials, so developing sustainable practices has gotten much attention. In addition, there are goals to achieve, such as the European Green Deal. As a result, the construction sector is critical to meeting climate policy commitments, and it is especially necessary to incorporate prevention and reuse into construction activities. This webinar will bring together leaders and experts in circularity in construction to discuss the latest developments, innovations, and challenges in the field. Join us for an interesting presentations from speakers followed by a dynamic discussion addressing the key issues and considerations currently facing this area.

This project is funded under the EPA Research Programme 2021-2030. The EPA Research Programme is a Government of Ireland initiative funded by the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications.

 

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Moderator

Head of the ATU Galway-Mayo Centre for Sustainability and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Building and Civil Engineering

Mark Kelly

Head of the ATU Galway-Mayo Centre for Sustainability and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Building and Civil Engineering

Mark Kelly

Dr. Mark Kelly is the Head of the ATU Galway-Mayo Centre for Sustainability and a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Building and Civil Engineering. Mark has 24 years’ experience leading funded research projects on construction and demolition waste management, resource efficiency, digital construction, circular economy, and education for sustainability. He is the programme coordinator for the M.Sc. in Circular Economy Leadership for the Built Environment and leads the Build360 research group

Speakers

Giovanni Impoco

CEO and Co-Founder of Arcology International

Colette van Jaarsveld

Thomas Romm

Architect at Gladsaxe Municipality in Denmark

Helen Glindvad Kristensen

Giovanni Impoco

Giovanni is a Circularity Lead at the Irish Green Building Council and he is working on the Circular Economy in the construction and build environment: a need for a roadmap project.

CEO and Co-Founder of Arcology International

Colette van Jaarsveld

CEO and Co-Founder of Arcology International, which focuses on sustainable material creation, sourcing, distribution, and unlocking the Circular Economy.

Thomas Romm

Passionate about climate repair. His architectural practice involves research, planning, and construction with a focus on environmental impact. As an expert in circular construction, Thomas is working on urban development and large construction sites, designing urban mining concepts. He is a founding member of the cooperative BauKarussell, a network of socio-economic companies for recycling-oriented demolition. Thomas teaches ecology for architects at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna at the Institute for Art and Architecture.

Architect at Gladsaxe Municipality in Denmark

Helen Glindvad Kristensen

The first couple of years after her education, Helen has been working with Housing, planning, and agricultural buildings/farms and planning of those in the landscape. After that, she worked for a couple of years in housing. For the last 16 years, she has worked for the city of Gladsaxe.

She has done lots of projects with learning facilities, and future learning facilities. For the last 14 years, she has had a specific focus on sustainable development in architecture. From resources to low-emission buildings, to environmental certification of our building to have to recycle, upcycle, and use our resources the best way.

There are a lot of barriers working in this field, so her approach to sustainable architecture is to look at our construction activities in a holistic way. CO2 is not the only answer.

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