Online Workshop Session: Sustainable construction & housing
Part of a series of online workshops by SDSN Switzerland and NRP 73 ‘Sustainable economy'
16.06.2020 | 16:00 – 18:00 | online via ZOOM
Results of the workshop
Graphic Recording by Filippo Buzzini, www.sketchysolutions.ch
Calls to action
To the government: Improve financial/tax incentives to increase the rate of renovation.
To house and property owners: Seek innovations to make existing buildings suited for more people.
To the government: Enhance incentives for house owners to adapt innovative living and building strategies in order to reduce living space.
Presentations Input Session Leaders
Trade-offs between innovations in the construction and housing industries
Sustainable construction and housing focus on the planning, construction and use of buildings. First results of the NRP 73 research project from Prof. Dr. Susanne Kytzia Co-Evolution of Business Strategies and Resource Policies in the Building Industry show that different policies in waste and resource management, as well as settlement development, have strong effects on the decision-making of the building industry regarding the choice of construction materials. The research project Ecological Footprint in the Housing Sector of Prof. Dr. Philippe Thalmann studies the potential for circularity in the housing sector through integrated modelling of tenants’ behaviour, housing markets and environmental pressures.
Objectives of the workshop:
Presentation of research findings
Discussion of the implications of the research findings for the building industry, owners and tenants
Exploring the trade-offs between new innovations in the construction industry and the demand for a reduction in the amount of living space per person.
Formulate three call to actions address them to specific stakeholders
15:45 | Participants join the online workshop
16:00 | Introduction by the facilitator
16:05 | Breaking the ice
16:15 | Input by the session leaders to set the scene
16:30 | Discussion in breakout rooms. Participants are invited to formulate two calls to action based on the research findings.
17:30 | Fishbowl discussion with the session leaders, experts and participants to validate and prioritize the calls to action and discuss how stakeholders can implement them.
18:00 | End of the session
Session leaders & Experts
Prof. Dr. Susanne Kytzia, Institute for Construction and Environment, Hochschule für Technik Rapperswil
Prof. Dr. Philippe Thalmann, Instut of Architecture and Cities, EPF Lausanne
Katharina Schneider-Roos, Senior Advisor GIB Foundation