About the conference


About the Conference

Join us at the Green Building 2024 Conference, where we delve into the critical topic of decarbonisation and its pivotal role in achieving the Zero Carbon Europe commitment by 2050, as outlined in the Paris Agreement. Embrace the opportunities inherent in decarbonisation, not just for environmental impact but also as a catalyst for substantial business growth. Our conference aims to be a celebration of inspiration, offering tangible examples of sustainable solutions that are shaping the future.

The program is structured around various industry segments' perspectives on decarbonisation, featuring five thematic blocks and three keynote speeches.

Keynote Speakers

Experience insights from influential figures driving change in decarbonisation:

  • Vicente Guallart: An esteemed architect renowned for his work in ecological city and building projects, notably as the former chief architect of Barcelona.
  • Ana Cunha: A strategic sustainability advisor at Deerns Group, presenting innovative engineering and sustainability cases from notable projects like Bosco Verticale, Triodos Bank Headquarters, and Maison de l'Île-de-France.
  • Andrew Waugh: Founding director of Waugh Thistleton Architects, sharing over 20 years of expertise in designing timber projects with a focus on renewable, bio-based materials.

Thematic Blocks Overview

  1. Development/Design: Exploring the role of design in sustainable projects and the collaborative approach required for successful implementation.
  2. Materials/Circularity: Emphasizing the importance of circularity principles and bio-based materials in preserving resources and reducing carbon footprints.
  3. Technology/Environment: Demonstrating technology's role in reducing carbon footprints while ensuring superior internal environments.
  4. Finance/ESG: Addressing the impact of ESG (Environmental, Social, Governance) factors on real estate financing and reporting.
  5. Decarbonisation Roadmap: Introducing the Czech Green Building Council's roadmap, offering insights and recommendations for achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

Panel Discussions

Each thematic block includes moderated panel discussions featuring representatives from the private and public sectors. The debates are moderated by Michala Hergetová.


Distinguished panellists include industry leaders and experts such as Pascal Eveillard (Saint-Gobain Group), Petr Palička (Penta Real Estate), Eva Nykodymová (Skanska), Michal Petřík (BUILDSYS, a.s.), Jon Hale (Chapman Tayor), Petr Hejduk (Daikin) and many more. Participation of representatives of relevant ministries is being negotiated.

Conference Format

  • Date: 5th March 2024
  • Location: Stages Hotel Prague, a Tribute Portfolio Hotel, Českomoravská 19a, Prague 9
  • Format: In-person attendance
  • Language: Bilingual (Czech/English) with provided simultaneous translation

Information for delegates

All conference attendees will receive comprehensive proceedings from the event, ensuring access to valuable insights and discussions shared during the sessions.

Join us in advancing the conversation on decarbonisation and sustainability while exploring the vast potential it holds for businesses. Be part of a transformative experience at Green Building 2024!

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