According to data from the United Nations (UN), in 2050, around 68% of humanity will live in cities. These represent only 3% of the planet’s surface but consume 78% of energy and produce 60% of greenhouse gas emissions. For this reason, the UN itself improved the New Urban Agenda to advise countries on their urbanization processes and make cities more habitable, inclusive, healthy, resilient, and sustainable.
Sustainability has become an integral aspect of contemporary architectural design and is not only about using suitable materials, limiting non-renewables, and ensuring energy efficiency. A green building has to factor in every aspect of its lifecycle, right from siting, design, and construction, through operation, maintenance, and renovation, to end-of-life when the materials can be retrieved and recycled. Moreover is about the methods, use of sustainable materials, and landscaping that consider a site’s biodiversity and existing natural features.
DATE Friday, September, 24, 2021
TIME 09:00 a.m. – 10.30 am CEST
LOCATION EU Tech Virtual Center