COST Action CA21103

Stakeholders Webinar Series

Facing the increasing concerns about the negative environmental impacts of buildings, governments and general society worldwide have been seeking more efficient and sustainable constructions.

Hence, the Circular Economy (CE) emerged as a new paradigm of innovative practice with potential application to the construction industry besides other economic sectors. The CircularB Action aims to develop a common circularity framework for inclusive application and assessment in new and existing buildings to support decision-making for all value chain stakeholders and appraise the implementation level of the European Circular Economy Action Plan (ECEAP).

To facilitate this and foster CE knowledge exchange among stakeholders from different COST regions, the COST Action 21103 (Circular B) presents Implementation of Circular Economy in the Built Environment through a Stakeholder webinar series. Stakeholder webinars are also an opportunity for the users of the e-learning platform to expand their horizons by learning from practitioners, policy shapers, and academia.

Over six virtual interactive sessions, we will explore how academia, international organizations, public authorities and businesses can support implementation of circular economy in the built environment and contribute to broader sustainable development goals by raising awareness and educating the public.

Across these inter connected sessions, essential elements to encourage Implementation of Circular Economy in the Built Environment will be presented through two series by the following groups of stakeholders:

Spring series
Academia and Research
Thursday 18 April, 2024
13:30-14:45 (CET)
Policy Shapers and Regulators ( International organizations, supranational institutions, government/local authorities)
Tuesday 14 May 2024,
11:00 – 12:15 CET
Investors, Developers, and Insurance Providers
Tuesday/ Thursday 18 or 20 June 2024, 11:00 – 12:15 CET
Autumn series
Building Design Teams & Building Users, Facility Managers, and Owners
Tuesday 17 September 2024, 13:30-14:45 45 CET (To be confirmed)
Contractors, Builders, and Manufacturers of Construction Products
Tuesday 15 October 2024, 13:30-14:45 CET (To be confirmed)
Deconstruction and Demolition Teams & Waste Management Industry
Tuesday 12 November 2024, 13:30-14:45 CET (To be confirmed)

The BUILD UP portal has been launched in 2009 by the European Commission to assist EU Member States in implementing the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). 

BUILD UP aims to provide the advantages of Europe’s collective wisdom on energy reduction and renewable energy in buildings for all the relevant audience. This community serves as a platform for the exchange of best practices, expertise, tools, and resources amongst practitioners and professional associations. 

The BUILD UP portal is intended for professionals in the building industry who are interested in the most recent advancements in energy efficiency and renewable energy in buildings, whether they be at the technical or practice level, regulatory legislation, financial concerns, or another area. 

The portal depends on its community to contribute the most recent news, open-source publications, case studies, and tools. It also relies on content created especially by the BUILD UP editorial team, such as webinars, expert talks, and articles.  

Finally, each month BUILD UP follows a relevant topic and several sub-topics, which are covered in detail. For the Topic of the Month (ToM), the BUIILD UP Editorial Team, in collaboration with the Board of Ambassadors and other relevant stakeholders, develops content following a common thread: this includes producing articles, case studies, webinars and more, all in line with the specific topic selected.  

For further information access www.build-up.ec.europa.eu.