This event is organised in partnership between European Commission DG Environment, World Green Building Council, and Irish Green Building Council with the support of Department Communications Climate Action and Environment(DCCAE) and Engineers without Borders.
With nZEB coming into force early next year in Ireland, the EU is now moving beyond the focus on energy efficiency to look at sustainable buildings and overall resource efficiency.
The European Commission launched the pilot phase of ‘Level(s)’ on September 28, 2017. It is a new EU- framework for sustainable buildings, which will help transform the building sector. It is the first tool of this kind that has been developed for use across the whole of Europe. ‘Level(s)’ is a solution for the crucial piece of policy for the EU’s sustainable building market: an EU ‘framework’ of core performance indicators – to define the future direction of how we assess and benchmark sustainable buildings across Europe.
The aim of ‘Level(s) is to mainstream sustainable building assessment by creating a common approach, building on and integrating with the work of existing certification tools – and to shift our sector towards a ‘life cycle’ approach as part of the EU’s Circular Economy agenda.
This special workshop invites local expert stakeholders to:
Stakeholder feedback from the workshop will be used to inform European Commission, the 24 member Green Building Councils (GBCs) of World GBC’s Europe Regional Network and WorldGBC plans for implementation of the framework in the region.