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Relevance of deconstruction design to enable the renovation wave

The debate on circular design primarily refers to new constructions. However, it is crucial to understand today’s deconstruction practices to understand the significant challenges and opportunities of the renovation wave.

DGNB (German Sustainable Building Council), Holland Circular Hotspot and the ECESP Leadership Group on Construction and Infrastructure organised a #EUCircularTalks on the relevance of deconstruction design to enable the renovation wave on 19 July at 3 p.m. CEST.

The event marked the starting point for a debate on this topic. It aimed to define the term “deconstruction design”, discussed the current status quo and the main challenges to deconstruction design to enable the renovation wave. Panel discussions focused on examples and possible solutions to define the next steps and help facilitate action.

Draft agenda

Moderators
Dr Christine Lemaitre, DGNB / Ursula Hartenberger, CPEA

15:00 - 15:30
Opening remarks and Impulse talks followed by a discussion

  • Baiba Miltoviča, president of the EESC Section for Transport, Energy, Infrastructure and the Information Society (European Economic and Social Committee)
  • Adrian Joyce, Secretary General EuroACE, Campaign Director Renovate Europe.
  • Prof. Dr. Michael Braungart, Founder and Scientific CEO of EPEA Internationale Umweltforschung

15:30 – 16:00
Panel discussion focussed examples and possible solutions to facilitate action

16:00 - 16:30
Q&A session