Business leaders discussed the new EU Policy for sustainable construction within the BGBC and WGBC workshop “EU Framework for Building Assessment”

Business leaders discussed the new EU Policy for sustainable construction within the BGBC and WGBC workshop “EU Framework for Building Assessment”

On 18 of November was held the professional workshop “EU Framework for Building Assessment”, organized by Bulgarian Green Building Council and World Green Building Council.  Lecturer and moderator of the event was Mr James Drinkwater, Senior Policy Adviser, World Green Building Council.

At the event participated business leaders and representatives from Knauf, Knauf Insulation, Denkstatt, АGC Flat Glass, Alukoenigstahl, Philips, Arch Engineering, Chamber of Bulgarian Architects, Bulgarconsult AI, Triple Green Building Group, Otis United Technologies, No Name Arch, Urban Viva, engineers and architects. The event aimed at collecting national expert views on the design of important new EU sustainablebuilding policy.

All participants discussed and present the policies which they believe would be helpful at EU level to help overcome key market barriers to the growth of green building practices. Mr James Drinkwater presented the The EC’s new sustainable buildings policy. Discussion about what an EU framework for sustainable building assessment might look like was held.

The European Commission has recently announced a process to agree an ‘EU framework’ for building sustainability assessment. This is aimed at moving attention beyond the EU’s energyefficiency focus towards a wider range of sustainability performance indicators – and aligningmethodologies for assessing performance across Europe.

The official report will be made in shorter terms and will be presented to the engaged stakeholders

Further regional workshops will be held in 2015, to support the design of the right policy for the market. If you are interested in participating in this process or just need  more information do not hesitate to contact BGBC at +359 2 964 13 20 or office@bgbc.bg