Green Building Council Finland

Online-konferenssi | Regeneration: recreating livable zero carbon cities

15.5.2020 | 18.00–20.00

Miten muunnetaan vanhat kaupungit terveellisiksi ja turvallisiksi hiilinieluiksi?

Tule kuulemaan kansainväliset vinkit Irlannin GBC:n järjestemään online-konferenssiin, jossa puhujina mm Brent Toderian, MCIP ja Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen. Suomen GBC:n jäsenet alehintaan 10€!


Historic cities and towns all face similar challenges to prosper in a world of climate change and environmental breakdown. Taking the example of Limerick, an 800-year-old Irish city, we look at how we can regenerate and rebuild healthy, climate resilient, carbon positive places.

To make real progress we need to stop thinking of buildings in isolation and work towards decarbonisation at a district, town and city level. Whilst it is challenging to decarbonise all existing buildings, including cultural heritage, we can still make considerable progress and make our new buildings to work even harder to offset the balance. How much can we improve our existing buildings such as inner core heritage? How do we deal with the upfront carbon* of new construction, and move to positive energy buildings?

Covid-19 shows how governments can react quickly in a radical way and bring about instant change in people’s behaviour. Can this be extended to cities? Can we quickly and radically extend space for pedestrians and cyclists, and move to universally designed cities that prioritise space for everyone over cars? Can we densify creating at the same time better use of infrastructure and resources whilst improving health and amenities for everyone.

The theme of this online conference is re-generation. Our speakers will explore the role of regeneration in creating positive energy districts and recreating healthy walkable neighbourhoods. We will also focus on the role of refurbishing historic buildings and developing carbon positive new buildings, for  full decarbonisation of our cities.

This webinar is organised in partnership with the Horizon 2020 funded Build Upon 2 project. The aim of Build Upon 2 is to support local authorities in developing and implementing ambitious renovation strategies, and to commit to a highly efficient and decarbonised building stock by 2050. Helsinki is one of the latest cities to commit to the Advancing Net Zero campaign


Ilmoittautuminen ja lisätiedot:



18:00 Introduction and welcome

Pat Barry, CEO

Irish Green Building Council

Advancing Net Zero – Moving towards energy positive buildings and districts.
18.05 Marion Jammet

Irish Green Building Council

Creating Net Zero Carbon commitment at the city level.
Kaisa-Reeta Koskinen

Carbon Neutral Helsinki

Advancing Net Zero – how cities are moving to zero carbon buildings.
18:30 Rosie Webb

Limerick City Council

Developing a net positive district from Limerick’s historic core
18:45 John Moran, Chair

Land Development Agency

What is the future for a medium sized city like Limerick?

Brent Toderian


Creating liveable healthy car free universally designed cities in the post Covid 19 World. What could the future of cities like Limerick look like?
19:25 Panel Discussion
20:15 End