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Indicators for Circular Economy and some of the methodologies evaluating circularity - Webinar

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Programme

 

  • 14:15-14:20 Abderrahim Khairi, Welcome speech, Housing Europe
  • 14:20–14:25 Daniel Checa, Leitat, quick introduction of HOUSEFUL project
  • 14:25–14:35 DG GROW orDG ENVI, European Commission (tbc)
  • 14:35–14:45 Michiel Ritzen, Zuyd University & Ana Tisov, Huygen,set the scene on why we need a Methodology for circularity evaluation.
  • 14:45–15:52 Paul Quinn, Director of Regeneration, Clarion Housing Group, testimony from the end of the chain
  • 14:52–15.00 Arnau Gonzalez, AIGUASOL, the circular indicators andmethodologyWP2 for Huesful15:00–15:05Reaction from ITeCtbc
  • 15:05–15:25 Q&A Housing Europe moderating
  • 15:25–15:30 Conclusion

Today, different frameworks, assessment tools, certification schemes, indicators, etc. are being used by social/public/cooperative housing providers and building partners to measure, monitor and manage a more efficient use of scarce resources. Housing providers are also looking for synergies to increase circularity levels in combination with affordability, durability, safety, health and comfort in the residential environment. As our guest speakers from the Drive 0 project will testify, the 'renovation wave' is yet another opportunity that should not be wasted.

 

At EU level, the European Commission announced the launch of a Strategy for a Sustainable Built Environment to promote 'circularity principles throughout the lifecycle of buildings'. This builds on previous work (e.g. the EU Level(s) framework; the circular economy principles for buildings design) and will look into developing 'digital logbooks for buildings' and measures to 'improve the durability and adaptability of built assets' and 'increase the safe, sustainable and circular use of excavated soils.' The webinar will offer an opportunity to speakers and participants to explore the tools and initiatives that are taken to develop Circular Indicators and Methodologies and help housing actors guide their ambitious goals.

 

The Houseful project and its Collaborative Community of Housing Expert kindly invites you to share your views and participate to this webinar.

 

The EC’s ‘Circular Economy Action Plan’ states:

 

“The Commission will also update the Monitoring Framework for the Circular Economy. Relying on European statistics as much as possible, new indicators will take account of the focus areas in this action plan and the interlinkages between circularity, climate neutrality and the zero-pollution ambition. At the same time, projects under Horizon Europe and Copernicus data will improve circularity metrics at various levels not yet reflected in official statistics.” Perhaps we could get an expert on this to speak at the teleconference. Looking at the data on the Eurostat website on circularity, it looks like a great resource that I didn’t previously know was there.

 

Questions to be addressed during the Webinar:

  • 1.What is circularity and the main vectors to measure: waste, materials, water, energy, more?
    • a. Brief presentation of the Houseful methodology being developed
  • 2.What are other frameworks, indicators and certifications used by practitioners for circularity?
  • 3.What are needs and priorities in tracking resource efficiency to prevent scarcity, exhaustion and eventually impact on cost, environment and quality of life?
  • 4.What levels do indicators address? Are they regional, neighbourhood, building level?
  • 5.What is your experience and how can Houseful contribute? Best practices, gaps, innovations.

 

Organiser:
Housing Europe - HOUSEFUL project
Contact Name:
Dr. Sergio Martínez Lozano
Contact Email: Source Language:
English

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