The tenth edition of the Dutch Green Building Week will take place from 21 to 25 September 2020. With #MadeinHolland as the theme of the week, Dutch Green Building Council (DGBC) will put the Netherlands on the international map. Due to the corona crisis, this anniversary edition is partly organized online and linked to the (online) activities of World Green Building Week. Under #ActOnClimate, forces are joined and the challenges of tackling global climate change are key. The week offers many opportunities to get in touch with national and international pioneers, to listen to creative thinkers and doers and to those who enable a future-proof environment and society. Especially during these times.
Organisations can contribute to the Dutch Green Building Week in many ways. The week offers more than enough opportunity to share good examples on a national and international stage via webinars, talk shows, small-scale meetings and networking moments.
Theme: Made in Holland
The Netherlands has been a guiding country for many years when it comes to sustainability and the environment. More than 25 years ago, Minister Ed Nijpels launched the first National Environmental Policy Plan (NMP) that put the Netherlands on the international map and which formed a blueprint for various European policy plans. If it were up to DGBC, the Netherlands should take back its role as a guiding country with sustainable entrepreneurship for a sustainably built environment and a sustainable economy. This requires that we show what the Netherlands has to offer, but also what can be learned from what is happening abroad.
About the Dutch Green Building Week
The Dutch Green Building Week has been the national campaign week to make the built environment more sustainable for years. The week gives a stage to companies and institutions that are ahead of topics such as CO2 reduction, Circularity, Climate adaptation and Health. The week was launched in 2010 to put all sustainability initiatives relating to the built environment in the spotlight. Every year, more than 10,000 visitors attend the events organised during the week. Dutch Green Building Week takes place at the same time as World Green Building Week.
The week was previously scheduled from October 19 through October 23, in order to link to the International Climate Adaptation Summit. However, on May 20, news came out that the Ministry re-scheduled the date of the summit to January 25, 2021. DGBC then decided to move the week to September and join the international program of World Green Building Week.
The Dutch Green Building Week 2020 is made possible by:
Partners theme circularity
Partners theme Paris Proof
The program for the Anniversary edition Dutch Green Building Week: Made in Holland is currently in develompent and will be presented here when ready.
What to expect:
- We offer the online programming from the International Green Building Councils to viewers in the Netherlands;
- We offer a part of the online programming of DGBC partners and sponsors for the
supporters of the International Green Building Council. With this we create an event that is accessible to the international construction and real estate sector wich gives professionals the opportunity to share and collect national and international examples.
- In close cooperation with the sponsors of the Dutch Green Building Week, we want to create a "own" program for national and / or international viewers.
- We are currently looking into the possibilities of bringing the online programming for the Dutch Green Building Week together in an online tool. We are also in consultation with the World Green Building Council about facilitating a joint platform.