“UP 4 GREEN CONCRETE” Online Informational Day: Training Professionals for Sustainable Concrete Building Renovations

INZEB, is excited to announce the upcoming online informational day, “UP 4 GREEN CONCRETE”.  This webinar, scheduled for Wednesday, 31st May 2023, from 12:00 to 14:30 EEST, aims to address the pressing need for sustainable renovation projects in the field of concrete building restoration. By equipping professionals with valuable materials and tools, this initiative strives to bridge the skills gap prevalent in the labor market and promote energy efficiency and quality of life.

The aftermath of World War II brought about a significant boom in residential construction across Europe. Concrete became the go-to material due to its durability and efficiency. However, as time has passed, these concrete structures, nearly 70 years old in some cases, have suffered from decay and outdated standards. Restoring them now requires a comprehensive approach that encompasses structural considerations, user comfort, energy efficiency, and overall building performance.

The “UP 4 GREEN CONCRETE” project brings together experts from various fields to tackle these challenges head-on. The collaborative effort involves professionals from renowned institutions such as the University of Patras, the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and the INZEB scientific team. By combining their expertise, they aim to provide professionals in the industry with the necessary knowledge and resources to analyse specific buildings and propose sustainable renovation projects.

This webinar is scheduled to shed light on the objectives, actions, and research findings of the “UP 4 GREEN CONCRETE” project and also, it will delve into crucial national and European-level issues related to the restoration of concrete buildings. Key topics to be discussed include health considerations, energy conservation, and the implementation of sustainable practices.

Distinguished speakers will grace the panel discussion, sharing their expertise and insights. Professor Evangelos G. Papadakis, from the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Patras, will provide valuable perspectives on the challenges and opportunities associated with concrete building restoration. Professor Katerina Tsikaloudaki, Chair of the Department of Civil Engineering at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, will bring her extensive knowledge to the table. Additionally, Eleftheria Touloupaki, an Architectural Engineer and PhD Candidate at AUTH, and a Scientific Team Member at INZEB, will contribute her expertise to the webinar. Specifically, she will address the revision of the EPBD and the contribution of Building Renovation Passports to the achievement of the climate neutrality objective, while she will also speak about the role of the iBRoad2EPC project.

The webinar is expected to attract a diverse audience, including academics, students, and professionals from the field. It provides a unique opportunity for participants to gain valuable insights into sustainable concrete building renovations, learn about cutting-edge research findings, and network with like-minded individuals.

Don’t miss out on this exceptional opportunity to contribute to the advancement of sustainable construction practices and make a lasting impact in the field of concrete building restoration. To secure your spot at this informative seminar, registration is now open and free of charge. Sign up and reserve your place.

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