Joint Research Centre of the European Commission published a study on Building Design for Safety and Sustainability. The publication is available online here: http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/bitstream/JRC93115/lbna27116enn.pdf
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European Parliament publishes own initiative report on Resource Efficiency
On 14 April, the European Parliament’s Committee on Environment, Public Health and Food Safety published its own initiative report on Resource Efficiency: moving towards a circular economy. The report was presented to the Committee by the Rapporteur MEP PIETIKAINEN. After the Committee meeting, a Workshop was held on Resource Efficiency Indicators where a group of experts gave presentations.
BIBM prepared a position paper and amendments which has been sent to the Rapporteur and Shadow Rapporteurs.
The deadline for tabling amendments was 28 April 2015; the vote in the Committee is scheduled for 16 June, while the indicative plenary vote is foreseen for 7 September 2015.
Further information on the Workshop on Resource Efficiency Indicators can be found here.
Committee of Regions adopts its opinion on Resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector
On 29 April, in its reaction to the European Commission’s proposal, the Committee of the Regions (CoR) adopted its opinion titled Resource efficiency opportunities in the building sector. During the meeting, concerns were raised that “the role of local and regional authorities had been worryingly overlooked” despite their strategic importance and responsibilities.
News in brief
5-6 May 2015
CEN/TC 104/SC 1
6-7 May 2015
11 May 2015
ECP TF Fire and Eurocodes
12 May 2015
ECP TF Sustainable Concrete
18 May 2015
AhG Concrete Initiative
19 May 2015
BIBM Communication Commission
28 May 2015
NEPSI Campaign launch meeting
1-2 June 2015
ECP Board meeting & General Assembly
3 June 2015
CPE CPR working group
9 June 2015
CPE General Assembly
16 June 2015
BIBM General Assembly
18-19 June 2015
SAFECLADDING training session
JRC (Ispra, Italy)
24 June 2015
25 June 2015
The Concrete Initiative Thematic Lunch
(*attendance upon invitation only)
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List of Acronyms
CPE – Construction Product Europe
ECP – European Concrete Platform
TF – Task Force
AhG – Ad-hoc Group