The roundtable conversation centred on the need to prioritise an intensified use of existing building mass over constructing new buildings. Energy retrofitting, renovation and repurposing were highlighted by the panellists as key strategies. The panellists deemed the introduction of virgin materials necessary only when unavoidable and with priority on bio based building materials to mitigate negative impacts from embedded energy.
During the roundtable, the goal was to collaboratively formulate three recommendations that would pave the way for a sustainable practice in Nordic Construction.
To the panellists the conversation reflected the fact that the challenges at the intersection of construction and climate issues are profound and systemic. According to the panellists, individual, independent efforts are insufficient in driving a holistic transformation of the entire system within and around the construction sector. This includes everything from procurement to financing to the
The panellists gave the following recommendations