Menelaos Kokkinos talks about European legislation and its impact on the construction sector. He mentions the European Green Deal, which aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 55% by 2030. The construction sector is one of the most energy-intensive sectors, and reducing emissions is essential to achieve carbon neutrality. The Climate Act and the Integrated Waste Management Framework are also discussed, which will affect the work in the construction sector.
Menelaos short CV: I completed my Masters Degree in the Department of Environmental Engineering at the University of Delft. I have worked in architectural studios as Environmental Engineer and the last 7 years I have been working at TUV Austria Hellas. I am the Scheme Manager of Environmental and Energy Department specialized in Carbon Emissions (Green Deal, Fit for 55, Science Based Targets (SBTi’s).