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Launch of the OPEN HOUSE methodology: Event - 25th of July 2013 in Brussels

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The European project OPEN HOUSE aims to merge existing methodologies for sustainability assessment of buildings towards a common view. With the aim of being widely adopted in Europe, the OPEN HOUSE methodology is developed in a fully transparent, collective and open process, with extensive communication and interaction between all stakeholders.

This event is a unique opportunity to discover the methodology and the tools available for implementation.

More information is available at: www.openhouse-fp7.eu

OPEN HOUSE Consortium would like to cordially invite you to the OPEN HOUSE Final Workshop that will take place on the 25th July 2013 in Brussels.

The OPEN HOUSE project aims to merge existing methodologies for sustainability assessment of buildings towards a common view. With the aim of being widely adopted in Europe, the OPEN HOUSE methodology has been developed in a fully transparent, collective and open process, with extensive communication and interaction between all stakeholders.

This event is a unique opportunity to:

- learn about the OPEN HOUSE methodology

- see how it embodies the principles of transparency and openess

- hear how it has been successfully applied to 68 buildings

- find out about the resources that are available to implement the methodology throughout the EU

- understand how it is related to other European initiatives

Venue & Times

The workshop will be held at the hotel NH Atlanta Brussels from 9.30 to 16.30

NH Atlanta Brussels, 7 Boulevard Adolphe Max. 1000 Brussels (Belgium)

Registration

Participation in the workshop is free of charge. The number of participants is limited. Registration will be accepted on a ‘first come first served’ basis.

To register please write an email before 19th of July to the contact person: Daniel Hiniesto Muñoz de la Torre daniel.hiniesto.munoztorre@acciona.com 

The workshop will be held in English. The organisers do not provide interpretation.

Agenda

09.30-10.00 WELCOME COFFEE

10.00-10.20 INTRODUCTION Welcome by the Project Coordinator. Daniel Hiniesto, ACCIONA Infraestructuras

OPEN HOUSE: Scope and objectives Daniel Hiniesto, ACCIONA Infraestructura

10.20-12.30 OPEN HOUSE Methodology: theoretical background OPEN HOUSE: a harmonic approach. Vincent Peyramale, FRAUNHOFER IBP

11.15-11.30 COFFEE BREAK

12.30-13.30  OPEN HOUSE: a comprehensive life cycle approach – indicators: Environmental Quality, Economic Quality, Social/Functional Quality, Technical Characteristics, Process Quality and Location

12.30-13.30 LUNCH

13.30-14.30 OPEN HOUSE Practical Experience and Tools

Presentation of assessment guides and tools: how to assess a building with the OPEN HOUSE methodology Presentation of case studies and assessment tutorial

14.30-14.50 European Commission’s strategy on sustainable buildings Josefina Lindblom, DG Environment European Commission

14.50-15.00 COFFEE BREAK

15.00-15.20 SuPerBuildings

15.20-15.40 Construction21 Veronique Pappe, IFPEB

15.40-16.00 Future of OPEN HOUSE

16.00-16.30 DISCUSSION