Forum 2012

Sustainable Construction and Renovation is the Route for a Low Carbon Economy

Tuesday 13 November 2012
European Parliament Brussels room ASP5E2
15h00-19h00 Translation provided in EN – DE – FR
15h00: Welcome Address by the Chair of the European Parliament Gypsum Forum to intensify the Shift towards sustainable Construction and Renovation in Europe
Mrs. Anja Weisgerber, EPP – Germany
15h10: Welcome Address by Dott. Casalini, President of Eurogypsum
15h20: Biodiversity and sustainable Construction: vision of a MEP
Mrs. Julie Girling, ECR – United Kingdom
 – Presentation 
15h45: Sustainable Construction and Sustainable Renovation: Vision of a Member State:
Mr. MR Dipl.-Ing. Hans-Dieter Hegner – Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung (BMVBS) – Germany
 – CV    – Presentation
16h00: Rethinking Sustainable Construction and Renovation for a Healthy built Environment
Dr. Charles J. Kibert Ph.D., P.E.,
Professor and Director of the Powell Center for Construction & Environment, College of Design, Construction and Planning, University of Florida
 – CV    – Presentation
16h30: Questions and Answer 
17h00: Plasterboard Sustainability Initiative (PSP – UK):
Malcolm Waddell, Construction Project Manager, WRAP, UK
 – CV    – Presentation
17h15: Life+ co-financed project: a circular economy for the European Gypsum industry with the Demolition and Recycling Industry
Dr. Maria Founti,
Partner of the project and Professor at the School of Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Engineering Section of the National Technical University of Athens
 – CV    – Presentation
17h30: Enhancing Indoor Air Quality in Energy Efficient Buildings
Ms. Suzanne Déoux,
Doctor in Medicine and Professor at the University of Angers (France) for the Master: Health risks in the built environment
 – CV    – Presentation
18h00: Sustainable building in Europe: a life cycle perspective
Mr. Pavel Misiga, Head of Unit DG Environment,
Sustainable production and consumption unit
 – CV
18h15: Questions and answer
18h45: Close of the workshop
19h15: Cocktail reception
European Parliament
Bat. Altiero Spinelli
60 Rue Wiertz 1047 Brussels