SOUTHEAST ASIA BUILDING01 Sep 2015
Appointment for worldwide sustainable building at Veronafiere Greenbuild Europe & The Mediterranean: Case histories include Singapore
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Rovereto, Italy – This is the first European edition of the largest event dedicated to training and communication in the context of sustainability in the construction industry and offers impressive networking and business opportunities for companies. The Green Building Council Italy and Veronafiere join forces to organise Greenbuild Europe & The Mediterranean (14-16 October 2015) in collaboration with USGBC and Informa Exhibition (www.greenbuildeuromed.com).

The case histories presented during the event will include Singapore – a pioneer of “green buildings”. Dr John Keung – CEO of the Building and Construction Authority of Singapore, the main government agency responsible for achieving the goal of transforming 80 percent of Singapore into "green" buildings by 2030 – will speak about this subject.

The topic of sustainable buildings is by now central to the revival of the construction industry. Greenbuild EuroMed confirms its status as a landmark international meeting to discuss sustainability projects, methods, approaches and techniques. The building sector is responsible for 30 percent of harmful gas emissions around our planet and 40 percent of energy consumption. Recent European directives in the urban redevelopment and building area confirm this data and, thanks to specific framework programmes, Member States are working to promote large-scale implementation of effective energy re-qualification strategies to upgrade their property assets.

The event in fact boasts partnership with several Europeans GBC groups, including GBC France, GBC Hungary, GBC Croatia, GBC Romania, GBC Slovenia, Polish GBC, Slovak GBC and the German DGNB. The project is also supported by the consortium of 13 European GBCs belonging to BUILD UPON, an ambitious European project financed within the H2020 framework with over 2 million euro which aims to create an effective reference supporting Governments in designing and implementing national redevelopment strategies in accordance with European directives.

The appointment is divided into an exhibition section named "expo" and a training section named "conference. It will be characterised by networking and business opportunities for companies, market excellence and innovation and qualified training thanks to the involvement of international speakers. The impressive programme organised for "Conference" – which covers thematic focus concepts including Certification Systems, Performance of Buildings, Professional Development, Innovative Design, Materials, Health and Well-Being, Regulations and Governance Tools, Sustainable Schools, Economic and Financial Aspects and Climate Change - has been developed thanks to 120 topics put forward in response to the Call for Proposals issued to qualified operators and national and international researchers.

Greenbuild EuroMed essentially targets builders, architects, property owners, developers, interior designers, engineers and producers of materials for sustainable building.

The event developed thanks to Veronafiere's skill and consolidated international relationships in the construction sector and numerous events of world-wide calibre in the building sector, such as Marmomacc, Samoter and Legno&Edilizia, where markets such as the United States, Brazil, the Middle East and Africa are especially in the forefront.

Companies which have chosen Greenbuild EuroMed include Saint-Gobain, the world leader in construction markets with 41 billion euros in turnover and 180 thousand employees worldwide. Given its history going back 350 years, Saint-Gobain continues to distribute new generations of materials for sustainable building as well as provide innovative solutions for energy efficiency and living comfort. Greenbuild EuroMed will take place alongside Smart Energy Expo, the trade fair dedicated to energy efficiency solutions, products and technologies that focuses on an innovative format to help businesses find their way around the market at a time of far-reaching changes (www.smartenergyexpo.net).