Practical Approaches to Remanufacturing & Circular Economy in Construction takes place on Wednesday, October 11 · 9:30am - 1pm at Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, 1A Naas Road D22 X5N7 Newlands Cross.
Together, building and construction are responsible for approx. 39% of global greenhouse gas emissions and the adoption of approaches to reduce this level are urgently required. Construction and demolition waste is the largest waste stream produced in Ireland and represents one third of all waste produced within the European Union.
This workshop introduces practical approaches to enhancing sustainability within the construction sector, with a particular focus on remanufacturing. Included in the overview, will be an introduction to the broad sustainability issues facing manufacturers of construction products. These include the gradual increase in Irish carbon charges per ton of CO2 emitted, from €48.5 currently, to €100 / ton in 2030. The impact of a number of European directives which impact on manufacturers will also be discussed, including the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD), as well as the Critical Raw Materials Act.
Amongst the speakers will be David Peck from TU Delft who heads up a European Institution for Innovation and Technology (EIT) project on remanufacturing. The overall aim of this workshop is to enhance the awareness of sustainability issues facing manufacturers within the construction sector, as well as to provide practical advice and support to address these issues.
9:30 AM - 9:40 AM
Jamie Goggins, Director, Construct Innovate
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Introduction to the sustainable manufacturing and remanufacturing construction
Denis Dowling, Director, I-Form
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Circularity & remanufacturing in buildings & infrastructure-what did we learn?
Janet Lynch, Circular Economy Lead, Arup Europe
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Planet Passionate: A circular approach to construction
Karl Crowley, Analytical Manager, Kingspan Group
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Our journey towards carbon neutral and zero avoidable waste
Sarah-Jane Pisciotti, Innovation & Design Director, SISK
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM
11:15 AM - 11:45 AM
Remanufacturing introduction and impact
David Peck, Associate Professor, TU Delft
11:45 AM - 12:10 PM
Round Table Discussion
12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
Panel Discussion / Wrap Up
12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
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