In the second episode of the Construction Climate Talks series, European Commission Policy Adviser Josefina Lindblom, elaborates about the question ‘what is a green building?’

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In November, Construction Climate Talks premiered with the first episode featuring Professor Johan Rockström one of the most notable advocates of sustainable development. (

In this web TV series episode Josefina Lindblom, Policy Adviser at the European Commission, responsible for their work on Resource Efficiency in the Building Sector, addresses questions such as ‘what is a green building?’, a question that is hard to define at a conceptual level.

“For many people, a green building is an energy efficient building… focusing on the use phase of the building,” explains Josefina.

She argues for a wider approach to evaluating the performance and resource efficiency of the building across the entire life cycle.

“A wider approach to the use of buildings is necessary. From the extraction and production of the materials, to the construction and use of the building, but also the end of life phase and what happens then,” says Josefina.

Initiator of the web TV series is the Construction Climate Challenge Initiative, hosted by Volvo CE. “We want to promote sustainability throughout the entire construction industry,“ says Niklas Nillroth, Vice President, Environment & Sustainability at Volvo Construction Equipment. “We are hopeful that our film series will work as a contributing factor in the matter of making people aware and to enhance cross-sector collaboration throughout the construction industry value chain“.

The film is released, both on, YouTube and on CCC Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.

The next episode of Construction Climate Talks will be released in April.