Dutch Green Building Week


21 - 25 september 2020

Dutch Green Building Week 2020: Made in Holland

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. This anniversary edition is partly organized online and linked to the (online) activities of World Green Building Week. With #ActOnClimate, forces are joined and the challenges of tackling global climate change are key.

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 2011 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 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.

World Green Building Week #ActOnClimate

The week will have an international character more than in recent years. A link is made to the World Green Building Week and the international program. Various international Green Building Councils, affiliated with the World Green Building Council (WGBC), will share knowledge and enrich their own knowledge. With #ActOnClimate, the WGBC launched the worldwide campaign for World Green Building Week.

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. #ActOnClimate #MadeinHolland. 

Visit DGBW-Online

You must be registered to visit DGBW-online. You can register as a visitor via the registration button on the left side of this page.


A large part of the program, including the activities of DGBC, take place online in the digital platform Hopin. We call this DGBW-online. DGBW-online can be visited from Monday September 21 to Friday September 25 from 1 - 5 pm. You must be registered to view all sessions and talkshows on DGBW-online. You can register as a visitor by clicking the registration button on the left side of this page. One week before the start of the DGBW you will receive a link by which you can finalize your registration in the digital platform.

Talkshow Green Talks with prominent guests

From Monday till Thursday DGBC will broadcast an
online talk show Green Talks.
Among others Cristina Gamboa, CEO of the World Green Building Council, 
will be a virtual guest on Monday, September 21th.
The new CEO of ABN AMRO, Robert Swaak will also be
joining us live on the same show. On September 22,
Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President for the
European Green Deal (EU)
, will participate in the show via video conference.

More information about our other guests can be found here.

DGBW Expert Sessions

On Tuesday and Thursday we host two DGBW Expert Sessions. Bram Adema, managing director of CFP Green Buildings and board member of DGBC will be the moderator of the show. He will engage in discussions with Paris Proof leaders about how the Netherlands can regain its role as a guide country in the field of Circularity and CO2 reduction (Paris Proof). What good examples can we take with us abroad and what we can learn from abroad?

We organise DGBW Expert Sessions together with our theme partners Paris Proof and Circularity. They will be broadcasted live for the Dutch viewers on Tuesday September 22 (Paris Proof) and Thursday September 24 (Circularity) between 2:15 pm - 3:00 pm.

The DGBW Experts session will also be recorded in the studio in Circl Amsterdam. You can follow the sessions via DGBW-online. 

DGBW Sessions National and International

Via DGBW-online you can follow various thematic DGBW Sessions. Like online workshops, round tables and presentations. We also organize a number of sessions in collaboration with various Established Members of the World Green Building Council.

International Activities

Here you find an overview of all the international activities. These activities are in english or subtitled.

Monday september 21th

Tuesday september 22nd

Wednesday september 23rd

Friday september 25th

Dear visitors, due to technical problems, it is unfortunately not possible to watch the subtitled reruns of the talk show at 5 pm in Hopin. We will edit the recordings and distribute them via our Youtube channel from next week on.

DGBW Calendar

An overview of all activities during the week (Note: some of the events are in Dutch).

Talkshow Green Talks 

From Monday till Thursday we broadcast a talk show Green Talks. Led by TV presenter Twan Huys and Annemarie van Doorn (CEO DGBC), we will talk to prominent (international) guests about how the Netherlands can regain its role as a guide country, which good examples we can take abroad, but also what we can learn from abroad.

This talkshow will be recorded live at Circl Amsterdam and broadcasted between 1.15 - 2 PM for the Dutch viewers. The recorded version with English subtitles can be viewed at 17.00PM the same day.

You must be registered to view the talk show in DGBW-online. You can register as a visitor by clicking the registration button on the left side of this page.

Monday, September 21, 2020

Today we receive Cristina Gamboa, CEO World Green Building Council, Robert Swaak, Chairman of the Board of ABN AMRO Group, Ed Nijpels and Maria Molenaar, Chairman of the Executive Board of Woonstad Rotterdam.

Tuesday September 22, 2020

Today we receive Mathijs Bouman, Economist & journalist, Sandra Phlippen, Chief Economist ABN AMRO and Louise Vet, biologist and professor of ecology.

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Today we receive: Peter Glas, Delta Commissioner, Marcel Beukeboom, climate envoy, Arnoud Molenaar, Chief Resilience Officer Rotterdam and Medy van der Laan, Chairman of Energy Netherlands.

Thursday September 24, 2020

Today we receive Frans Timmermans, vice-chairman of the European Commission, Marjan Minnesma, director Urgenda and Coen van Oostrom, CEO EDGE Technologies.

Click here for all talk shows and for more information about our guests.

Welcome to the support page of the Dutch Green Building Week. On this page you will find more information about how to participate as a speaker, tips & tricks about using the online environment, how to visit the DGBW and what you need to provide for a particular role. 

First of all, we would like to point out that you must use Google Chrome or Firefox (NOT Safari or Internet Explorer) as your browser. Furthermore, everyone participating in the online DGBW must be registered.   

Please contact us if you need more information in english at events@dgbc.nl

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