New European Bauhaus (NEB) and Level(s)
Thank you to everyone who joined the session on the ‘search for sustainable buildings’ at EU Green Week on 3 June, which showed how the New European Bauhaus (NEB) and Level(s) can drive a circular and inclusive built-environment transformation.
EU Commissioner Virginijus Sinkevičius, and the Deputy Director-General of the European Commission's Joint Research Centre, Bernard Magenhann, highlighted that the NEB and Level(s) address core challenges in the construction sector. Specifically, the NEB drives new dialogue on inclusive buildings and aesthetics, while Level(s) provides a common language for applying sustainability-focused performance assessment and circularity principles to the built environment.
Christophe Hutin, Commissioner of the French Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2021; Alexandra Mitsotaki, World Human Forum; Matti Kuittinen, Ministry of Environment of Finland; and Simon Davies, AIA Environment all cited practical examples of these principles in action.
During the closing remarks, the European Commission Director for Circular Economy and Green Growth, Kestutis Sadauskas emphasised that the NEB and Level(s) support a recovery that puts people and planet first, following a full life cycle approach.
For those unable to attend, a complete recording is now available. Watch the video.