Webinar: new report on emission-free construction sites

Webinar: Emission-free Construction Sites: Knowledge Gaps and Research Needs


At this webinar on February 15th at 13.00 (CET), we will present a new report on emission-free construction sites where current knowledge gaps are analysed and research subjects are proposed. The report will be published before the webinar, and we encourage you to read it through and bring comments and questions for a Q&A.

Webinar: Knowledge Gaps and Research Needs – Emission-free Construction Sites

Join us for our upcoming webinar, where our programme partner Green Building Council Iceland will present the newly published report “Knowledge Gaps and Research needs – Emission-free Construction Sites”. The report is aimed at research institutions, funding agencies and innovation programmes. 

Read the report “Emission-free Construction Sites: Knowledge Gaps and Research Needs” here.

Watch the recording and slides from the webinar here.

Download the "Leap to Zero"-report: First international conference on emission free construction sites Feb 28/29 - 2024 here 

New Research Needed on Emission-free Construction Sites

The report concludes that conventional solutions must be challenged, and new innovative solutions need to be developed and tested in real projects. Therefore, the report emphasises the urgency of identifying obstacles and solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions during construction.

The report advocates for research backed decisions among stakeholders, highlighting the industry's need for extensive research, testing and pilot projects to drive change. 

The Content of the Report is divided into these Six Categories:  

  • Planning and designing
  • Assessment of environmental impact
  • Energy in construction and transport
  • Waste and material resources
  • Regulations and incentives
  • Sustainability

Key Points: Harmonisation, Data Collection and Energy Efficiency

Key points include the need to harmonise Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) methodologies across Nordic countries, improve data collection on transportation related emissions and waste, and optimise energy efficiency in construction processes. 

The report also recognises challenges such as infrastructure limitations and costs associated with advancements like battery electrification and hydrogen technologies. Overall, the report underscores the importance of gathering emission data, fostering dialogue among stakeholders and harmonising regulations. 

The Report Findings Highlight the Need for: 

  • Examining the role of urban planning in reducing material transportation
  • Develop and harmonise a Nordic framework for measurement and assessment
  • Enhancing energy efficiency in material transport and construction processes
  • Improving material reuse and recycling on construction sites
  • Increasing the industry’s interest in degrowth thinking

Inputs are Welcome

At the end of the webinar, we will have time for a Q&A session. Therefore, we encourage participants to read the report through and bring questions to delve deeper into the topic.

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