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September 2021

Procurement as a Building Block for Circular Construction

7 September 2021, 10:30 - 11:45

Join this webinar to hear from several of the pilot projects that have been participating in the Interreg North Sea Region ProCirc project as they discuss how they have navigated key challenges to circular construction.


10.30 CEST - Welcome and Introduction to ProCirc
10:35 CEST - Key challenges and opportunities in the construction sector
10:45 CEST - Theme 1 panel discussion and Q&A: Setting circular ambition, cirteria, and measuring impact
11:10 CEST - Theme 2 panel discussion and Q&A: Engaging with stakeholders to implement reuse of buildings, components and materials
11:40 CEST - Closing remarks

Theme 1: setting circular ambition, criteria, and measuring impact

Challenges addressed:

Bringing circular ambition into requirements for components

Translating circular economy terminology into something that suppliers will understand

How to score / rank offers

Developing metrics to evaluating success against


Theme 2: engaging with stakeholders to implement reuse of buildings, components and materials

Challenges addressed:

Temporary construction / use of space

Considering rebuilds rather than defaulting to build new

Finding suppliers of circular materials and services

Setting up reuse systems


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Everything as a Service & the Circular Economy. The role of ICT in sustainable public procurement

15 September 2021, 16:00 - 17:30

In March 2020, under the auspices of the EU Green Deal, the European Commission published its new Circular Economy Action Plan (CEAP), which defines a set of policy and legislative initiatives aiming to make products, services and business models more sustainable. The CEAP also recognizes the role of new technologies as key enablers for improving production and consumption patterns. One of its headline initiatives is the Sustainable Product Initiative (SPI) which will revise the current EU legislation on Eco-design aims to make products placed on the EU market more sustainable.

This Forum Europe and HPE discussion will look at “product as a service” both in principle and in practice. How important will this be to the development of a circular economy, and what work is required across the ICT sector to make further progress?

Key Questions:

● How can IT industry contribute to greener public procurement?
● How can the European Commission Sustainable Product Initiative contribute to the EU economy recovery?


16:00 - 16:10 Welcome and opening remarks - Brian Tippens, VP and Chief Sustainability Officer, HPE

16:10 - 17:10 Panel Discussion
Moderator: Sonja van Renssen, Managing Editor, Energy Monitor, New Statesman Group


Florika Fink-Hooijer, Director General, DG ENV, European Commission
David Peck, Associate Professor, Delft University of Technology
Josefine Hintz, Officer, Sustainable Economy and Procurement
Gareth Bevan, Senior Technologist, Sustainable Transformation HPE

17:10 - 17:30 Discussion and Q&A

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