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BPCC Real Estate & Construction Webinar. Can our buildings become our power stations?

The next wave of human development will be driven by the need to reverse climate change. EU funding from the 2021-2027 financial framework will total €1.6 trillion, much of which will be earmarked for the green economy. Banks and investment funds are increasingly looking to finance environmentally friendly projects. How will this affect the real estate and construction sectors?

Two acronyms that will become commonplace soon are BAPV and BIPV. The first - Building-Applied Photovoltaics - is about adapting existing buildings to be able to generate electricity by installing photovoltaic panels. The second - Building-Integrated Photovoltaics - is about designing and constructing new buildings around technologies that will not only optimise energy use but will generate their own from the outset.

BAPV and BIPV will be a challenge for real-estate owners and their facilities managers. Corporate tenants of commercial and industrial real estate will be motivated by their ESG (environment/social/governance) commitments to choose properties with BAPV/BIPV. What will this mean for the construction sector? What solutions are on the market today - and what will become available in the near future? How will smart grids, smart cities and the Internet of Things affect the buildings of tomorrow?
This two-hour-long webinar is aimed at investors, developers, contactors and sub-contractors, engineers, architects and of course to all companies who rent or own real estate.

The event will be held in English.


09:55 - 10:00 

Log in, waiting room

10:00 - 10:05

Introduction and welcome - BPCC

10:05 - 10:25

Future green challenges facing the real estate sector - CBRE - Jonathan Steer, Executive Director, Head of Building Consultancy CEE & Poland

10:25 - 10:45 

Perovskite and a Polish solution for a global problem - Saule Technology - Dr Dávid Forgács, Director of Knowledge Management

10:45 - 11:05

Building green - Skanska - Adam Targowski MRICS, Sustainable Development Manager

11:05 - 11:25

Generating your own electricity - the legal and tax issues - Hogan Lovells - Bartosz Clemenz, Counsel, Real Estate Practice; Zbigniew Marczyk, Counsel, Tax Practice

11:25 - 12:00

Panel discussion with speakers, moderated by Michael Dembinski, Chief Advisor, British Polish Chamber of Commerce



2020-12-03, 10:00 am (this event is in the past)

Venue Online
Organiser British Polish Chamber of Commerce

Event coverage

The BPCC’s Real Estate & Construction meeting for the fourth quarter of 2020 was again held online, and focused on photovoltaic power-generation for commercial and industrial buildings. Entitled Can our Buildings become our Power Stations? the webinar looked at the technical, commercial, regulatory and fiscal aspects of solar panels.

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