The new EU Taxonomy & its impacts on the building sector | Webinar

13apr2:00 pm3:00 pmThe new EU Taxonomy & its impacts on the building sector | Webinar

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The new EU taxonomy was recently published by the European Commission with the objective to identify those economic activities which bring a substantial contribution to the six environmental objectives which are considered relevant to implement the European Green Deal. As such, the EU taxonomy is an important enabler to scale up sustainable investment.

This webinar will provide a quick introduction into the EU Taxonomy and then focus in more detail on its relevance and implications for the building sector. The webinar will be jointly hosted by Prof. Marzia Traverso, one of the rapporteurs of the Technical Working Group of the EU Taxonomy, and Stephen Richardson, Director, Europe Regional Network of the World Green Building Council.

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(Wednesday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm(GMT+02:00) View in my time



[email protected] Neue Promenade 7, 10178 Berlin

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  • Prof. Marzia Traverso

    Prof. Marzia Traverso

    Professor @ Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen

    Prof. Marzia Traverso, full professor and head of the Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen University since 1st June 2017. PhD of Environmental Technical Physics of University of Palermo and environmental engineer, working in the field of Life Cycle Assessment and sustainability performance of building and transport sector and strategic environmental assessment to the transportation urban systems. From August 2008 to October 2011, she was post doc, scientific assistant and lecturer at the Chair of Sustainability Engineering of Technische Universität Berlin. Main research topics were the Life Cycle Sustainability Assessment and Social Life Cycle Assessment. From Nov. 2011 to March 2016 she was project manager at the research and innovation centre of BMW Group. She was responsible for the sustainability performance and LCA of several cars, such as: BMW i3, BMW i8, 7series. From May 2016 to April 2017 she was Scientific Officer at European Commission, JRC Seville in Product Bureau, responsible for the development of criteria for GPP on street lighting and traffic signals, GPP of Transport and Framework for Building Sector. Author and reviewer of several scientific papers in journals such as Sustainability, Int. Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Industrial Ecology. Subject editor in Social life cycle Assessment in the Int. Journal of LCA. Member of several editorial boards such as: Int. Journal of LCA, Sustainable Development, Resources. Founder of a Non-Profit Organization “iSuD – Information for Sustainable Development” for disseminating sustainability concept among Italian consumers. President of Directorboard of the „Forum for Sustainability through Life Cycle Innovation“ – FSLCI. Chair of (Technical Listening) Global Listening Centre. And part of the expert panel for „Ingenieure retten die Erde e.V.“ – Organigramm. As well as Rapporteur of the Technical Working Group in the European Platform of Sustainable Finance since October 2020 .



    Professor @ Institute of Sustainability in Civil Engineering at RWTH Aachen

  • Stephen Richardson

    Stephen Richardson

    Director of the Europe Regional Network @ WorldGBC

    Stephen Richardson is Director of the Europe Regional Network, coordinating the work and collaboration of 20+ Green Building Councils and eight regional partners.

    He is also WorldGBC’s representative in the EU Sustainable Finance Platform, helping lead the development of the EU’s Green Taxonomy.

    Previously, Stephen was Head of Projects and has also led WorldGBC Europe Network’s Energy Efficient Mortgages project. This ground breaking EU funded project has launched a pilot with 60+ of Europe’s largest banks to leverage mortgages as a tool to finance energy efficiency improvements in buildings.

    Stephen is a building services engineer and has worked in consultancy, local government and industrial research. He has expertise in energy and carbon reduction in buildings. Prior to joining WorldGBC, he completed an industry based doctorate (EngD) with Sainsbury’s and the University of Reading, focusing on embodied carbon and uncertainty in carbon based design and investment decisions for buildings.

    Stephen is based in Germany.


    Director of the Europe Regional Network @ WorldGBC


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