Green Drinks: Buildings made of ‘waste’
august 8, 17:00 - 19:00
Our built environment is currently responsible for 40% of the world’s energy consumption and one third of global CO2-emissions. With a growing world population, a projected addition of 2.5 billion urban inhabitants by 2050, and the fact that some 60% of the built environment required to accommodate this growing population is yet to be built, we have quite a challenge on our hands. Much like living organisms, cities consume energy, metabolise materials and produce waste, but contrary to a natural metabolism, our waste is generally not recirculated as a new resource. By reconfiguring our linear cities into networks of circular, self-sustaining, resilient systems, where all elements are mutually beneficial and nothing goes to waste, we have a unique opportunity to adapt to a future of resource limitation and climate change.
We have invited Daniel Veenboer, MSc. Industrial Design Engineering (Ecological Design / Urban Metabolism) from Lendager Group, to open the talk about architecture, strategy and upcycling.
This Green Drinks event will be in English