11:30–11:40 11:30 - 11:45 OPENING OF THE CONFERENCE

Welcome and introduction

speaker: Michala Hergetová – Moderator

11:45–12:3011:45 – 12:30 KEYNOTE SPEECH

Development of green building over last 2 decades, visions and challenges till 2030 (in view of COP 26 conclusions)

speaker: Rick Fedrizzi – Executive Chairman International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

12:30–13:3012:30 – 14:30 ZERO CARBON

Opening Speech: Saint-Gobain on the Road to Carbon Neutrality

In 2019 Saint-Gobain formalized its support for the UN Global compact ambition of 1,5°C by committing to achieve carbon neutrality in 2050. In this presentation, you will learn how they want to achieve it through medium-term commitments and what are good examples of Carbon reduction actions already implemented. You will learn what the EU Green deal means for one of the world's largest manufacturers of building materials and what will be the challenges resulting from the latest negotiations on climate action at COP 26 in Glasgow.You will get inside into Saint-Gobain's visions of Circular economy and resources policy.

speaker: Benoit Bazin – Chief Executive Officer, Saint-Gobain

Lendlease’s Roadmap to Absolute Zero Carbon

Lendlease is a multinational property and infrastructure business operating in Australia, Asia, North America and Europe. It has committed to be a 1.5 degree aligned company and has set targets to be Net Zero Carbon (Scopes 1 and 2) by 2025, and Absolute Zero Carbon (Scopes 1, 2 and 3) by 2040, with no offsets and no excuses! Paul King, Managing Director for Sustainability & Social Impact for Lendlease Europe will explain what these targets mean for a company that is an investor, developer, builder and manager of assets, and the progress that has been made so far on the journey to Absolute Zero Carbon.

speaker: Paul King – Managing Director, Sustainability and Social Impact, Lendlease Europe

Climate Roadmap and Market Leading Business Case Skanska Central Europe

By 2045, we will achieve net-zero carbon emissions across all our business streams: Construction, Residential Development and Commercial Development. This target covers Skanska along with the value chain of all our projects. Our value chain includes suppliers, subcontractors and those connected to the use phase of the buildings and infrastructure we create. Along the way, by 2030 Skanska globally will decrease carbon emissions by 70 percent across all three business streams. For this milestone, the value chain component is limited to that associated with our development projects. Within our value chain, we’ll focus on the sectors that have the greatest emissions, including cement, steel, asphalt/bitumen and energy. Consequently, establishing and extending innovative partnerships with our value chain is critical to our ability to achieve our climate target.

speaker: Petr Špaček – Safety and Sustainability Director - Skanska Central Europe (PL, CZ, SK, HU, RO)

14:30–15:3014:30 – 15:30 ADAPTATION AND RESILIENCE

Case Study: Nile House – adaptation of existing building to new challenges

Building age could be unrecognizable. Various sections and components age differently. To avoid tired, old fashioned and uncomfortable look of the building, the asset managers continuously try to invest smartly in the buildings. Nile House is a modern office building finished in 2005 as a second River City Prague child. Modern office space and huge common premises make the user experience exceptional. Anyway, there are several areas, whose functions are outdated by nearly two decades. We targeted mid of 3rd decade with a new retrofit to meet the challenges of the modern offices, investing in new smart access control system, new parking system, of course new CCTV, EFS, BMS and other low voltage systems. The new atrium look was designed to have a more pleasant and fresh atmosphere and allows our clients to stay, chat and eat.

speaker: Jan Baxa – Head of Asset Management, CA IMMO

Build for Life - towards a new building culture

The building industry accounts for approximately 39% of our global Co2 emissions. Meanwhile we are expecting to double the amount of homes before 2050. We live closer connected than ever before whilst loneliness and stress is growing across the world. We spent 90% of our time inside buildings whilst we fail to build indoor environments that are healthy.This calls for a new building culture.VELUX, EFFEKT and Moe have entered into a partnership to develop a new compass for the building industry, to set new targets and to develop new concepts for our living places that connect the wellbeing of people with that of our planet.


speaker: Sinus Lynge – Architect, urban planner, and founding partners at EFFEKT

Green roofs in the urban environment - successes in helping cities adapt to the climate and deliver for the biodiversity crisis.

European members of the European Federation have been helping support cities across Europe deliver vegetation and soil on buildings for over 30 years. This talk will focus on the whys, whats and hows of green roofs and green walls in cities. It will also focus on the personal experience of the speaker delivering policy and designs in the Greater London Authority Area with a particular focus on climate resilience and the delivery of biodiversity. Finally the talk will focus on some recent innovations the speaker has been involved with in regard creating software and working towards a carbon neutral circular economy approach to green roofs.

speaker: Dusty Gedge – President of the European Federation of Green Roof and Living Wall Associations, founder of

15:30–16:3015:30 – 16:30 FINANCING

Financial Instruments for Sustainable Solutions

The presentation will introduce new financial support schemes to private investors for sustainable solutions in the Czech Republic. The Czech Republic will receive in the coming years over CZK 1 trillion (EUR 40bn) for public and private sector investments from traditional ESIF funds but also new funds like Just Transition Fund, Recovery and Resilience Facility and Modernization Fund. Approximately 30% of the new funds will be allocated to support sustainability in various forms and decarbonization measures.

speaker: Jakub Tomaštík – Director of ČSOB EU Center

CTP—Case Study on ESG Leadership: Tangible Positive Impacts for Companies and Stakeholders

Jan evert will discuss how a company’s  ESG performance can positively impact a broad range of stakeholders in the real estate sector. Using CTP as an example, he will discuss CTP’s long history & commitment to ESG goals, and how it has had positive knock on effects to the company’s bottom line, as well as to its clients, their employees and to the surrounding communities in which CTP operates.

speaker: Jan-Evert Post – Managing Director, Head of Funding & Investor Relations, CTP

16:30–17:3016:30 – 17:30 WORKING TOGETHER

Green Deal and how the EC envisions its implementation in the building sector

speaker: Stefan Moser – Head of DG Energy, Unit at DG Energy, European Commission

Temporary Court House in Amsterdam

Temporary Court House in Amsterdam was tendered by the Central Government Real Estate Agency (RVB) as a Design, Build, Maintain & Remove contract with the aim to provide the Amsterdam judiciary with temporary accommodation during the construction of the new permanent court. Now, as the new buidling has been completed, the temporary house is being dismantled and moved as planned to a location some 140 km away. The project is a winner of Amsterdam Architecture Prize.

speaker: Menno Rubbens – Architect and Director at cepezedprojects , Arend van de Beek – Programme manager Circularity, Lagemaat Remolition company (Demolition-and-Reconstruct)

17:30–17:4517:30 – 17:35 CONCLUSION, END OF CONFERENCE

Each presentation will be followed by live Q&A session with our speakers.

Please note the time schedule is only preliminary, exact timing of the presentations will be confirmed nearer the date.

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