Green Building – Vilnius, 2018

8th of November, 2018, Best Western Vilnius

Simultaneous translation to and from English.

08:30 – 09:00

REGISTRATION OF PARTICIPANTS

09:00 – 09:15

CONFERENCE OPENING AND WELCOME

President and Chairman of the Board of Lithuanian Green Building Council

Representative of Ministry of Environment of Republic of Lithuania

09:15 – 09:45

SUSTAINABILITY: RESTORATIVE TO REGENERATIVE 

Martin Brown

(United Kingdom)

 

Summary

Sustainability: from Restorative to Regenerative

We no longer have the luxury of only being less bad. The prominent definition of sustainability for the last three decades has been to do nothing today that comprises tomorrows generations. Yet as we continue to do as little as possible, only incrementally and slowing reducing our impact, we are compromising todays and future generations. Sadly the built environment is a major contributor to our sustainability and climate change problems, yet it can provide highly significant, beneficial and regenerative solutions.

From work on sustainable projects, FutuREstorative, the Living Building Challenge and RESTORE, Martin will focus on what good looks like, sharing insights on the benefits of regenerative sustainability for building developers, inhabitants, and our planet.

09:45 – 10:15

FROM SUSTAINABLE TO REGENERATIVE DESIGN. A SHIFT IN THE PRACTICE

Emanuele Naboni

(Denmark)

Summary

FROM SUSTAINABLE TO REGENERATIVE DESIGN. A SHIFT IN THE PRACTICE

At its core, regenerative design incorporates the lessons of the early generations of sustainable buildings and cities and tries to push their qualities further.

The talk discusses practical ways to shift the focus from a solely energy-based the approach, into a human and nature centred one, where people and buildings can commit to a healthy relationship with the built an environment and the ecosystem where they are placed. Specifically, it will be discussed how the different stakeholders of the built environment can practically implement this science-based the approach in their planning, designing, construction, building operation and retrofit processes. The participants will be introduced to specific rating systems, accessible tools, and to both theoretical and built examples that are relevant to their practice.

10:15 – 10:45

LEVEL(S) – AN EU FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING ASSESSMENT IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONTEXT

Kęstutis Sadauskas

(European Commission)

Summary

LEVEL(S) – AN EU FRAMEWORK FOR SUSTAINABLE BUILDING ASSESSMENT IN THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONTEXT

Level(s) is a voluntary reporting framework to improve the sustainability of buildings. Using existing standards, Level(s) provides a common EU approach to the assessment of environmental performance in the built environment.

Level(s) provides an easy starting point to introduce sustainability into your work. Within the Level(s) framework, each indicator is designed to link the individual building’s impact with the priorities for sustainability at the European level. This focuses the Level(s) user on a manageable number of essential concepts and indicators at building level that contribute to achieving EU and Member State environmental policy goals.

Level(s) is a tool for designing and constructing sustainable buildings. Sustainable buildings use less energy and materials, and are healthier and more comfortable spaces for occupants. Along with lower environmental impact, sustainable buildings are relatively low cost to run and in the long term, more valuable properties.

To move away from the linear economic model of ‘take, make, and waste’ and towards resource efficiency, Europe needs a sustainable built environment. And the buildings sector is one of the most resource consuming sectors in Europe – it accounts for approximately half of all extracted materials, half of total energy consumption, one third of water consumption and one third of waste generation.

That’s why the built environment is a key target in the European Commission’s policy for circular economy: a regenerative economic system in which resource and energy consumption are minimised. Level(s) is a tool of the circular economy for the built environment. Level(s) encourages life cycle thinking at a whole building level, and supports users all the way from design stage through to operation and occupation of a building.

Level(s) focuses attention on the most important aspects of a building’s performance, providing a simple entry point to what can be a very complex area.

10:45 – 11:15

COFFEE BREAK

11:15 – 11:45

HOW LITHUANIA GOVERNMENT CAN BECOME AN EXEMPLARY MANAGER OF ASSETS AND WORK ENVIRONMENTS? RE-CONSTRUCTING STATE’S PORTFOLIO

Mindaugas Kulbokas

(Lithuania)

Summary

TBC

11:45 – 12:15

RECYCLING VALUE NOT A VOLUME  

Paulius Bulota

(Lithuania)

 

Summary

Recycling value not volume

The building industry is responsible for major societal impact, with 40% of total energy use and 30% of the global amount of waste. Nowadays when there are a lot of active discussions of the circular economy and its application to all areas of life, it is necessary to apply its principles in the real estate sector as well. In this presentation Paulius will present a model of circular economy implementation chosen by Finnish steel structures and concrete connections producer Peikko, what experiments and research has already been carried out and planned in the future together with GXN Innovation, a division of Danish architects 3XN.

12:15 – 12:45

GREEN FINANCING AND REAL ESTATE SECTOR 

Katya Nolvall

(Sweden)

Summary

Green Financing and Real Estate Sector

Green bonds as financing source for Real Estate companies have shown an exponential growth during 2015-2018. Why did this type of financing become so popular among the Real Estate companies? What’s in it for investors? Is Baltic market ready for green bonds as financing source?

12:45 – 13:30

LUNCH

13:30 – 14:00

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS

Camille Fabre

(Sweden)

Summary

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS AND LIFE CYCLE ANALYSIS

Buildings have a huge impact on the environment – as they are responsible for nearly 1/4 of the global carbon emissions, but also on our health and wellbeing – as we spend up to 90% of our time indoors. This is why selecting the right materials and systems is so important when designing, building and retrofitting!

But what is a sustainable construction product?

And how can manufacturers take the lead to design solutions fit for sustainable and circular buildings?

In this presentation, Camille will  introduce the concepts of Life Cycle Assessment, systemic approach and multi-criteria , used in the definition of a sustainable construction product. She will present the importance of EPDs if we are to design sustainable and circular buildings.

Camille will also be discussing how manufacturers can contribute to a more sustainable built environment:

  • By designing more sustainable solutions, with a reduced environmental and social impact and added sustainability benefits. The concepts of Eco-Innovation and associated tools that is used at Saint-Gobain invent tomorrow’s solutions will be introduced.
  • Providing services to support players across the value chain willing to build green certified buildings such as LEED or BREEAM
  • By collaborating across the value to co-develop tomorrow’s solutions

14:00 – 14:30

SHAPE THE FUTURE: LED TECHNOLOGY TRENDS IN GREEN BUILDINGS

Xavier Denis

(Netherlands)

Summary

Shape the Future: LED Technology Trends in Green Building

With continuous improvement in LED performances for luminous flux and efficacy reaching further energy saving, new trend in quality of light can contribute to achieve high standards in sustainable building design.  Additional trend in improving the indoor lighting quality is facilitated by the latest packaging innovation of Direct Mountable Chip LEDs.  The solution allows product weight and components reduction, improving compactness and flexibility of design and space.

A new trend in Human-Centric Lighting is the customization of colors.  Current white LEDs tunable modules provide light which increases both well-being and performance. Functional spectra modules enhance tunable capabilities of environmental and architectural lighting solutions.

A latest trend, that brings benefits beyond efficiency, is the innovation and design process with new general lighting scheme of troffers.  Working with new material and packaging, LEDs are transitioning to Chip-on-Film technology achieving more sustainable products.

14:30 – 15:00

SUSTAINABILITY IS THE NEW NORMAL: ADDED VALUE OF CERTIFICATION

Levan Ekhvaia 

(Germany)

 

Summary

Sustainability is the new normal: added value of certification

In his presentation Levan will shed more light on the modern day problematics (environmental, social, economic etc.) and the DGNB approach to deal with them. He will present the system approach of the DGNB certification, the structure of the DGNB organization and the certification system itself together with the topics which are considered by our system and also the expected benefits from the certification. Levan also will provide some statistical data about the certification costs and benefits,  results of surveys and feedbacks from the building owners, real estate developers and project managers to show the main drivers of the whole certification process.

15:00 – 15:30

PLATINUM CERTIFICATION IS NOT ENOUGH: DOES PERFORMANCE = EXPECTATIONS

David Hubka

(USA)

 

Summary

Platinum Certification is not Enough: Does Performance = Expectations?

Sustainable and healthy buildings begin with an integrative process that involves all project stakeholders. Projects in which the design has exceeded mandatory building/mechanical codes while applying third party rating systems are better prepared to deliver optimal performance. Unfortunately, optimal design but may not always lead to optimal ongoing performance. This presentation will discuss methods to achieve optimal ongoing performance so that decisions made during the integrative process, as they relate to health and sustainability, are realized throughout the life cycle of the building.

Projects that have achieved dual certifications (LEED v4 + WELL) will be reviewed to outline the challenges and solutions implemented to set them above standard code-compliant buildings.

Objectives

  • Identify the challenges faced when matching building performance with design expectations.
  • Recognize design strategies that can promote long-term optimal building performance and contribute to the health and well-being of the occupants.
  • Define turnover phase tactics that can be implemented to set the building up for ongoing success.
  • Describe recurring post-occupancy phase procedures to maintain continued success.

15:30 – 16:00

COFFEE BREAK

16:00 – 16:30

BEAUTY OR EFFICIENCY: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF BUILDING-INTEGRATED PHOTOVOLTAIC (BIPV)? 

Julija Kaladžinskaitė

(Lithuania)

Summary

BEAUTY OR EFFICIENCY: WHAT IS THE FUTURE OF BIPV?

  1. What does SoliTek do?
  2. Application types of BIPV
  3. BIPV project process, stages and parties
  4. Case study – Residential „0% CO2 emission” house with integrated PV
  5. Case study – Commercial building with integrated PV
  6. Lessons learned and future of BIPV

16:30 – 17:00

BUILDING – GREEN OR SMART?

Artūras Kriukovas

(Lithuania)

Summary

Smart technologies in the world and in Lithuania. Standards – solution to manage multiple products. What is common between green buildings and smart technologies? Green and smart – is it possible? A short overview of projects in Lithuania.

17:00

CLOSING OF THE CONFERENCE

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