Every month Josefina Lindblom, director of DG ENV‘s Level(s) initiative and a member of the Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption Unit, talks to someone who really understands Level(s) and the benefits of adopting this framework for building professionals. In the July 2020 interview, she was able to speak with Philippa Gill, Director of EVORA Global, an expert in sustainable construction and circular economy, who has been involved in the Level(s) methodology and is knowledgeable, first hand, about the evolution of the European Houseful project of which ITeC is a partner.
Josefina Lindbloom (left) i Philippa Gill (right)
Josefina: Excellent, we will definitely remember to use that argument. You were also involved in the Horizon 2020 project Houseful, could you tell us about that project and how it relates to Level(s)?
Philippa: Houseful focuses on delivering a circular economy for the housing sector, aiming to develop and demonstrate an integrated systemic service with circular solutions for the housing value chain. The Houseful project has four demo-sites in Austria and Spain. The projects that are underway will, to me, provide the technical evidence of how whole life cycle strategies and human health & wellbeing factors can be implemented across the sector. They are the embodiment of the macro-indicators which Level(s) enshrines.
To see the full interview, click here.
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement nº 776708.