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Embodied Energy and Carbon Storage in Buildings

23 August 2019 | Byggeri & Bolig

With buildings, we have for a long time focused solely on energy consumption, not on embodied energy - meaning the energy that is used to extract and produce materials and construct our buildings. But recent research show that today the embodied energy actually equals or even surpasses the total energy use in the building’s entire lifespan.

For the building industry to take responsibility for a cost-effective climate mitigation, we need to understand that climate-friendly buildings are also about material awareness, minimizing the building materials carbon footprint, carbon storage by building in fx. wood – which now can be used for almost all sorts of buildings - and conscious circular design and recycling of buildings and materials.

With this conference, we want to inspire the building industry, advisers, contractors, private builders and professional clients, to build the climate-friendly buildings of tomorrow, today.

Date: October 9th, 12:00 - 17:00

Location/Address: Realdania, Jarmers Plads 2, 1551 Copenhagen V

Register: Please click to fill out the registration form here


Please note attendance is free



12:00     Arrival, Registration & Sandwich

12:30     Welcome
              Moderator (TBC)

12:40     Introduction video

12:50     Climate “pep-talk” 
              Climate Scientist (TBC)

13:10     Embodied carbon in buildings - an important climate change issue
              Harpa Birgisdottir, Senior Researcher, Danish Building Research Institute, AAU

13:30     The potential of low energy materials & intelligent design
              Kasper Guldager Jensen, Architect, Senior partner and Director of GXN

13:50     Material reuse and Circular Economy in the building industry
              Ditte Lysgaard Vind, Managing Partner, Lendager Architects

14:10     Wood in buildings. A Carbon Negative Material.
              Lone Wiggers, Architect and Partner CF: Møller Architects

14:30     Coffee Break

15:00     Climate friendly insulation. What, how and why.

              Bodil Engberg Pallesen, Seniorspecialist, Bioresources og Biorefinery, Technological Institute

15:20     Concrete. How can concrete be a part of climate-friendly buildings. Problems and solutions.
              Thomas Uhd, Head of External Relations & Sustainability, Aalborg Portland

15:40     Low embodied energy. A clients perspective. Why and how.
              Per Bro, Building Director, Boligselskabet Sjælland

16:00     Carbon goals in the building industry. A contractors perspective.
              Martin Manthorpe, Director of strategy NCC

16:20     The political focus and the road ahead
              Relevant politician (TBC)

16:40     Debate

17:00      Wine & networking


For further information please contact:

Lars Køhler, Arkitekt MAA

Buildings / Sustainability, Energy & Climate

The Danish Ecological Council

Tel: +45 5196 7009
E-mail: lars@ecocouncil.dk


This conference is financed in cooperation with Realdania

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