Durability and sustainability in the construction sector



9 June 2022


Derio (Astondo Bidea, Edificio 700)


9:00 am - 2:00 pm



1st Conference on the Circular Economy

Impact reduction, resource savings, durability, life cycle extension, reuse, recyclability, eco-design, waste reduction, sustainable materials, new construction systems, etc. are some of the aspects contemplated in the circular economy.

In the construction sector, these aspects are known under the concept of sustainability. They affect the entire life cycle of processes in a sector that accounts for around 12.5% of Spain's GDP and employs more than 1.3 million people.

Meeting point for professionals and experts

This conference aims to promote a meeting point in which professionals and experts from the construction world can exchange ideas and discuss new technologies, opportunities and challenges associated with the circular economy.

  • During the conference, diverse companies will reveal their initiatives to boost the circular economy in the sector.

Aimed at

The event is aimed at professionals from the entire construction value chain: from the manufacturing of materials, to the end of life of buildings and infrastructures, passing through all phases of design, operation and maintenance.

Parque Científico y Tecnológico de Bizkaia, Geldo Auzoa, Edificio 700

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9:00 am - 9:10 am

Welcome and presentation of the Conference

Jesús Valero, Managing Director - TECNALIA

9:10 am - 9:20 am

PART 1 - Circular economy in the construction sector

Moderator: Mikel Barrado, Market Director - Energy, Climate and Urban Transition Unit - TECNALIA

9:20 am - 9:40 am

The Basque circular economy strategy in the construction sector

Javier Agirre Orcajo, Environmental Quality and Circular Economy of the Basque Government

9:40 am - 10:00 am

Sustainable management of construction waste

Iñaki Susaeta, Coordinator of the Waste Division at IHOBE-Public Society of Environmental Management

10:00 am - 10:20 am

The European Ecolabel to select sustainable varnishes

Leire Toledo, Technical Manager - QUIDEVA

10:20 am - 10:40 am

Zero-mile, sustainability and energy efficiency

Julen Puncel, Technical Director - AISLANAT

10:40 am - 11:00 am

Round Table

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Coffee Break

11:30 am - 11:40 am

PART 2 - Technological solutions for a circular economy in the construction sector

Moderator: Izaskun Martinez, Construction Labs Director - TECNALIA

11:40 am - 12:00 am

New sandwich panel with wood-based foam

Juan Albiñana García-Dihinx, R&D Director - GARNICA

12:00 am - 12:20 pm

Innovative solutions for the efficient recovery of construction materials at the end of their useful life

Erik Sandonis Martín, Head of the Technical Office and R&D&I - LEZAMA DEMOLICIONES SL

12:20 pm - 12:40 pm

Construction and demolition waste treatment solutions

Javier Llorente Muñoz, Director - RECSO / Alfonso Arevalillo, researcher - TECNALIA

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm

Regulatory and market barriers for the use of industrial waste such as aggregates in construction

Ion Marqués, researcher - TECNALIA Certificación

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm

Best practices: large-scale demonstrators of efficient recovery of mineral wastes

Jaime Moreno, researcher - TECNALIA

1:20 pm - 1:45 pm

Round Table

1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Closing address

Virginia Aseguinolaza, Lab Services Director - TECNALIA