Construction Climate Talks: Green buildings on focus

In the second episode of the Construction Climate Talks series, European Commission Policy Adviser Josefina Lindblom discusses the concept of green buildings.

The web series are created by the Construction Climate Challenge Initiative which is hosted by Volvo CE and aims to raise awareness and promote sustainability throughout the construction sector.

In the current episode, Josefina Lindblom argues for a wider approach to evaluating the performance and resource efficiency of the building across the entire life cycle.

“For many people, a green building is an energy efficient building…focusing on the use phase of the building,” she explains.

“A wider approach to the use of buildings is necessary. From the extraction and production of the materials, to the construction and use of the building, but also the end of life phase and what happens then.”

In November, Construction Climate Talks premiered with the first episode featuring Professor Johan Rockström one of the most notable advocates of sustainable development.

The next episode of Construction Climate Talks will be released in April.