Reducing Embodied Carbon - Accelerating Net Zero


Virtual Expert Round Table


Thursday, September 30th

 10 - 11 AM


Almost 40 % of global carbon emissions relate to Buildings*.

How can we change this?

For many years focus has been on reducing operational energy consumption and the associated carbon emissions in buildings. But reducing operational carbon is only part of the solution if we must tackle climate change. We need to reduce the carbon embodied in the construction of the building. Carbon emissions associated with buildings materials, the transport of those materials and construction processes. Using materials such as timber, low carbon concrete and hybrid concepts can help us reach net zero emissions.

In this virtual session architects, developers, engineers, and manufacturing will share experiences and identify best practices and approaches for delivering sustainable buildings. 

Join the conversation and find inspiration for how you can succeed in reducing embodied carbon  in your projects.

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The event will be held in English.
* according to the World Green Building Council

Line-up Expert Round Table

Dr. Christine Lemaître

German Sustainable Buildings Council e.V.
Chief Executive Officer
Mrs. Lemaitre has a broad international expertise in resource efficient buildings and holds a PhD in adaptive lightweight structures. She is CEO of the German Sustainable Building Council DGNB and member of the Sustainability Council at ZIA. Read her full biography here. 

Lars Ostenfeld Riemann

Ramboll Denmark
Executive Director, Buildings
Lars has a background as a structural engineer. He has been designing buildings in several countries using all kinds of materials. Lars is now part of the management of Ramboll's global Buildings business where reduction of carbon emissions is at the top of the agenda.



Werner Frosch

Henning Larsen Germany
Managing Director
Werner has extensive experience in managing large and complex projects for private and public clients. He is committed to sustainable architecture and has held numerous lectures on international stages. He is also a board member of Deutscher Werkbund Bayern e.V.

Thomas Uhd

Cementir Holding S.p.A
Head of Sustainability & External Relations
Thomas is driving sustainable transition of the cement production at aalborg portland, the only cement producer in Denmark, and at Unicon, largest ready-mix concrete producer in Denmark and Norway - both part of the international Cementir Group.


Arne Folger

Stora Enso Building Solutions
Business Development Germany
Arne has a background in forestry and has gained a deep insight in timber construction since joining Stora Enso. In his role, he develops the future-proof portfolio of building components that increase efficiency in planning and construction.





You are encouraged to join the discussion actively with our experts. Key topics of the discussion will be:

  1. How can we reduce embodied carbon in the built environment and pace the way for net zero?
  2. How can developers make embodied carbon operational and how does it pay off?
  3. How can embodied carbon influence on the design of buildings?
  4. What are tools and methodologies that can help reduce embodied carbon?
  5. What is the potential of alternative materials for minimizing the carbon footprint in the buildings industry? 

Keynote from Lars Ostenfeld Riemann, Executive Director, Ramboll Buildings:

„How to reduce embodied carbon in the built environment and accelerate net zero“

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Important facts about Embodied Carbon

39 %

of the global CO2 emissions stems from the buildings sector

Source: World Green Building Council

11 %

of total global CO2 emissions comes from materials and construction

Source: World Green Building Council


CO2 emissions in buildings have to be reduced by 67 % according to the German Climate Action Plan
Source: UBA German Environment Agency

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