Joint Workshop between Sustainable Design and Manufacturing and Sustainability in Energy and Buildings

Cement and steel are the two most common co-called foundation materials used in the building sector. Between them they produce 15-16% of the global CO2. It is absolutely clear that these industries have to be decarbonized but also schemes for better resource efficiency, repurposing and recycling to drive down the volume of the use of primary materials is key to helping solve climate challenges. All of the other foundation materials, namely ceramics (bricks), glass, chemicals (polymers) and paper are used in the sector, so efficient use and reuse of these materials is paramount in getting the sectors to net zero.

This workshop will involve keynotes from both the materials aspects and the design side to lay out the challenges and potential solutions followed by invited presentations and panel sessions to stimulate discussion from all the participants.