News and Events

31.1.2023 Nordic Network for Circular Construction Presents: Launch of the State of the Art Analysis on Nordic Circularity, Online

We are sorry to announce there has been a delay to the completion of the report. As such the event will be postponed to the 31st of January 2023! If you’ve registered to this event, your registration will be transferred to new proposed time.
Our apologies for the inconvenience.

The project aims to accelerate circular construction in the Nordic countries through collaboration, peer-to-peer learning and common metrics. To facilitate this the project has produced a state of the art analysis to pinpoint where we are in the different Nordic countries. How can we learn from one another? Which innovations can we steal from across the border?

At this event you will hear the key findings of the analysis and an expert commentary on how the findings can be implemented into practice. The audience will also have the possibility to ask questions and participate in the discussion. Register for this 31st of January, 2023 event here.

This event is organized as an official side event for the World Circular Economy Forum. The World Circular Economy Forum brings together over 4,000 business leaders, policymakers and experts from around the world to present the world’s best circular economy solutions. More information and other events are available on the WCEF website.

12.10.2022 Construction Goes Circular, Lahti

The Construction Goes Circular conference is aimed to attract around 200 participants from Finland and abroad to hear world-class presentations on practical solutions for circular economy in the construction industry. It also facilitates networking between industry representatives, scientific community, policy makers, and other professionals. The Nordic Network for Circular Construction will present their State of the Art Analysis.

5.10.2022 Kiertotalous rakentamisessa

Seminaarissa kuullaan asiantuntijapuheenvuoroja päivänpolttavista aiheista:

Nordic Network for Circular Construction – miten kiertotalous mahdollistetaan?

Käytännön kokemuksia kiertotalouden edistämisestä – case Grand Hansa & Lyyra

Kiertotalouskokemuksia Senaatti-kiinteistöjen hankkeista

H2020 WOOL2LOOP Final Conference 26.10. Lissabon, Portugal 

8.9.2022 Nordic Climate Forum for Construction, Online

The Nordic ministers decided in 2018 that harmonisation of building regulation should be strengthened. This led to the first Nordic Climate forum for Construction in 2019, which became the starting point of an effort towards Nordic harmonization for low carbon emissions from construction. Join us for a discussion about the Nordic approach on reducing the building sector’s climate impact, and external factors that help to shape it.

Learn about the policy development of the regulations of CO2-reduction in buildings worldwide, in the EU and especially in the Nordic countries, how to practically use BIM to report CO2-emissions from materials and listen to the presentations of the two Nordic programmes Nordic Sustainable Construction and Nordic Networks for Circular Construction.

The climate forum is a yearly event for discussions with policymakers and stakeholders from industry, academia, and the finance sector. The event will be held in English. You may register here!

Past events

10.6.2022 Reimagining Nordic Living Environments – Side Event for the New European Bauhaus Festival, Brussels hybrid event

The Ministry of Education and Culture, Finland and the Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux explored what the New European Bauhaus could mean in the Nordics. Drawing upon the concept of “Baukultur”, a panel of experts considered how architecture and design contribute to a high quality and sustainable built environment.

The panel included Massimo Santanicchia from Iceland University of Arts, Malin Kock Hansen from Design and Architecture Norway, Efe Ogbeide from FEMMA Planning, Carmen Garcia Sanchez from the Royal Danish Academy, Juuso Kokkonen from Karelia University of Applied Sciences, Oscar Norelius from White Arkitekter and Päivi Tahkokallio from Tahkokallio Design+.

The event was enjoyed by thirty persons at Brussels and 50 people online. A recording of the event is available here and a recollection by the organizers here.

9.6.2022 Frontiers of Architecture – Side Event for the New European Bauhaus Festival, Brussels hybrid event

The event invited architects, urban designers, policymakers, influencers and gamechangers and interested citizens to discuss perspectives and conditions in the EU for driving the culture change that will nurture the needed shift towards sustainable and circular construction for a carbon-neutral welfare society.

The event included keynote presentations from Iines Karkulahti from VAPAA Collective, Sinus Lynge from EFFEKT, Maya Faerch from Laudes Foundation and Louise Kjellerup Roper from Volans. The event also included a participatory fishbowl discussion and a possibility to workshop topics related to sustainability in construction. The audience enjoyed performance arts pieces by Samuli Emery, Klaara Haapanen, Henriikka Himma and Kaisa Karvinen.

The event attracted over 60 people in person and a further 60 people online.

19.5.2022 Climate Leadership Coalition Construction Theme Group, Online

The theme group gathers regularly to discuss topical issues to do with climate, circular economy and construction. The theme groups includes members from CLC’s 59 companies as well as research institutes and cities around Finland. Miisa Tähkänen (FIGBC) presented the project and upcoming findings.

12.4.2022 The Effect of the Taxonomy on Circular Construction, Online

The event was arranged for construction sector specialists around the Turku region in cooperation with FIGBC and Turku Business Region. Miisa Tähkänen (FIGBC) presented the project and upcoming findings. The audience consisted of around 50 experts from Southwestern Finland.

10.3.2022 Nordic GBC Webinar #5: Circular Economy in the Real Estate and Construction Sector, Online

In this GBC Nordic webinar was based on the state of circular economy in real estate and construction sector in the Nordic countries and how international cooperation can speed up the shift in the industry. Best practices and examples on implementing the circular principles in practice were also shared and discussed. Lovisa Andersson (WSP) presented her findings from work package 2. The audience consisted of around hundred experts form all five Nordic countries.

You are also welcome so follow all project partners and involved consultants on their respective social media accounts that can be found below.