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Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
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Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
Lead market sc_europa_inter_cluster_05.04.2011
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  • 1. Sustainable Construction InterCluster Club Antonio Paparella Construction, Pressure Equipment and Metrology
  • 2. Mission of DG Enterprise and Industry <ul><li>Strategy for growth and jobs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitiveness (context: economic recovery, raw materials supply and climate change, competition with US/CHINA and emerging countries) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Industrial policy </li></ul><ul><li>Single market (for goods) </li></ul><ul><li>SME policy </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting innovation </li></ul><ul><li>Space and security research </li></ul>
  • 3. The concept of lead markets <ul><li>A regional market which has the attributes to take hold of and innovtuon and increase the probability of its successful international expansion (Beise and Cleff 2004 ) </li></ul><ul><li>Lead users and targeted ‘demand side’ policies are central to ‘pulling innovation’ </li></ul>
  • 4. The development of the LMI at EU level <ul><li>Key steps to create lead markets (Esko Aho, 2006): </li></ul><ul><li>A harmonised regulatory environment across EU based on an anticipation of needs </li></ul><ul><li>Ambitious standards setting high performance levels; agreement on new standards reached more quickly and efficiently </li></ul><ul><li>Use of public procurement to drive and aggregate demand for innovative goods </li></ul><ul><li>Improved communication to support cultural shift </li></ul>
  • 5. The development of the LMI at EU level <ul><li>Criteria for a pilot phase focused on 6 markets, including sustainable construction: </li></ul><ul><li>Driven by societal demand instead of technology push </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic societal and economic interest </li></ul><ul><li>The added value of concerted, targeted but flexible policy instruments </li></ul><ul><li>A sufficiently broad market segment </li></ul><ul><li>’ No picking of winners’ </li></ul>
  • 6. Drivers for sustainable construction <ul><li>Improved resource efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>User convenience (flexibility, competitive prices, accessibility, indoor air, smart buildings, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Transforming the supply chain: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Construction industrialisation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Life Cycle expertise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Upgrading technical and managerial competences: stronger value chain, public private partnerships, etc. </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Policy considerations <ul><li>Building related regulations: a fragmented responsibility within national administrations </li></ul><ul><li>Budget constraints and accountability criteria of the public sector </li></ul><ul><li>Long service life of construction assets </li></ul><ul><li>Construction: mostly a locally based economic activity </li></ul>
  • 8. Standardisation Labelling Certification Legislation Public Procurement Systemic instruments PP network(s) to foster demand for innovation Assessment of and benchmarks for sustainability performances Monitoring and impact assessment of financial and fiscal measures Completed Ongoing Widening the scope of design standards (Eurocodes) SMEs guide on collaborative working schemes in construction Promotion of Life Cycle Costing in PP projects Status Policy tools Screening of national building regulations Recasting of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive Strategies for upgrading qualifications and skills Insurance schemes to support innovative and sustainable construction LMI roadmap implementation Cases studies on administrative costs and simplification Certification of innovative products Initial stage Covered by other initiatives
  • 9. Buidling regulations and SD criteria <ul><li>Symbols: 1=national level, 2=regional level, 3=local level, Q=quasi-mandatory, F= will be regulated in future, X=not regulated </li></ul><ul><li>Colours: grey = regulated, green= regulated with background in EU directives, orange=future regulations, red=not regulated </li></ul>
  • 10. Case studies on the administrative costs of EU legislation United Kingdom Germany Denmark Sweden Company-centric study on potentials and barriers in Housing Associations using EMAS (Eco-Management and Audit Scheme) 4 Housing Associations and EMAS Belgium France Netherlands United Kingdom Company-centric study of the administrative burdens facing demolition companies 3 Demolition and site preparation companies Denmark Germany Sweden Study on companies exporting low-energy prefab houses inside the EU. Company centric study aimed at investigating a broad range of administrative barriers/burdens to the internal market for this sustainable construction product 2 Prefab housing companies Germany Italy Poland Sweden Legislation centric case study on focussing on the feasibility calculation requirements following from the Energy Performance of Buildings directive's (EPBD) requirements regarding renovation of existing buildings 1 EPBD feasibility calculation Countries studied Description Cluster
  • 11. Standardisation <ul><li>Two EU reseach projects (Open House and SuPerBuilings) to strenghten knowledge for sustainability assessment </li></ul><ul><li>CEN Working Group 206 “CEN contribution to the EU lead market initiative”: roadmap for a more coherent, consistent and comprehensive portfolio of construction standards related to sustainable construction </li></ul><ul><li>CEN Technical Committee TC 250 “Structural Eurocodes”: possible extension of existing design codes for more comprehensive coverage of safety in case of fire and for energy performance </li></ul>
  • 12. Standardisation
  • 13. LCC & Public Procurement <ul><li>Guidance on the use of Life Cycle Costing (LCC) in 15 public procurement projects, including training framework (finished in August 2009) </li></ul><ul><li>2 thematic network(s) </li></ul>
  • 14. Complementary measures <ul><li>Guidance and promotion strategy for collaborative working schemes in construction services (finished in March 2009) – Good practice to be promoted in LMI PP networks </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies for future qualifications and skills needs to uptake innovation in construction (finished April 2009) – Contribution to the implementation of COM “New skills for new jobs” </li></ul><ul><li>The role of insurance to support innovative and sustainable construction (finished in April 2010) – Possible follow up for a 3 years pilot project on building pathology, quality marks and possible new insurance scheme </li></ul><ul><li>National recovery plans and specific measures for “sustainable” buildings – new action, preliminary views only </li></ul>
  • 15. Conclusions <ul><li>Most LMI activities initiated according to plan but tangible effects only expected in 5 – 10 years time </li></ul><ul><li>Greater convergence between national building regulations and EU legislations - systematic analysis of complementary aspects between legislations and other policy instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Need for strengthened coordination inside standardisation bodies </li></ul><ul><li>Balanced approach between environmental product assessment and overall performance of buildings </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthen links with R&D and other supply side instruments </li></ul><ul><li>Develop a wider competitiveness and sustainable strategy for the construction sector integrating the elements of the LMI (Communication foreseen for Autumn 2011) </li></ul>
  • 16. Perspectives et orientations futures <ul><li>Plus grande convergence entre règlements bâtiments (nationaux) et législations européennes </li></ul><ul><li>Analyse plus systématique des complémentarités entre législations et autres instruments politiques </li></ul><ul><li>Coordination renforcée au sein des instances de normalisation européennes </li></ul><ul><li>Développement de normes intégrées pour la conception des ouvrages </li></ul><ul><li>Articulation adéquate entre l’impact environnemental des produits et les performances globales des bâtiments </li></ul><ul><li>Mesures ciblées: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>en fonction du type de défaillance du marché (manque et/ou asymétrie de l’information, comportements “irrationnels”, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>en fonction de l’ampleur du problème, de l’efficacité recherchée et de la conjoncture socio-économique (étude d’impact ) </li></ul></ul>
  • 17. Further information <ul><li>Antonio Paparella </li></ul><ul><li>European Commission </li></ul><ul><li>DG Entreprises and Industry </li></ul><ul><li>« Construction, Pressure Equipment and Metrology» </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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