Danish-Dutch Dialogue on Sustainable Buildings
Are you interested in learning more about innovations in sustainable buildings in the Netherlands? Do you want to actively contribute to the dialogue that can lead to change? Then join the Danish-Dutch dialogue on sustainable buildings!
The Netherlands and Denmark share high ambitions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and jointly push for higher sustainability targets on an international and European level.
Buildings represent approximately 35% of the total energy consumed in the Netherlands and 40% in Denmark. The potential to save energy focusing on the existing building stock and energy infrastructure is therefore substantial. The Netherlands has initiated a major renovation and retrofitting strategy with an initial focus on the social housing sector, which represents 75% of the total rental stock. In Denmark, the potential for energy savings in the existing building stock is around 70-75% up to 2050. Therefore, applying energy efficient solutions in buildings in both countries is an important task to reach both goals in the building stock and overall climate goals.
This Danish-Dutch dialogue on sustainable buildings will gather stakeholders from both the Danish and Dutch building sector to create a dialogue on how we can work together to ensure that both countries can achieve their ambitious goals of making the building stock more sustainable.
10:00 Welcoming remarks
10:00 Potential in the Dutch building sector
by Robert Dijksterhuis, Special Envoy for Sustainable Buldings at the Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs
10:15 Sustainable buildings and scalable solutions in Dennmark
by Simon Stig-Gylling, Head of Environment, Danish Construction Association
10:30-11:30 Moderated roundtables (60 min. parallel sessions)
10:30-11:30 Roundtable 2: Decarbonizing the Building sector
Theme: Industrialization of the construction process: What can we do during the construction process to make the CO2 footprint of the sector smaller?
Theme: Circular buildings. Sustainable construction, including design for disassembly and waste prevention, non-toxic buildings and building materials as well as upgrading waste to be used within the building sector.
The roundtable sessions will take place via the platform Microsoft Teams. You will be sent a link to participate when we get closer to the date.
Please register for these roundtables via the sign up button on the right side of this page. Please note that the roundtables are small and interactive sessions, and therefore have a limited capacity. Registrations will be dealt with on a first come, first serve basis. We look forward to welcoming you on the 11th of March!