The first international conference on bio-based buildings dedicated to the public sector
The B3 Conference aims to launch an unprecedented momentum of bio-based building across local and regional authorities worldwide. Over two days, creative and innovative initiatives of varying scales – from a building construction project to a regional development program - will be presented by project leaders, experts and professionals from both the public and private sectors to delegates from across the world.
The conference will be held on Tuesday, November 5th and Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 at the Paris Region headquarters. It will be followed by a 1-day guided tour highlighting bio based building related projects in and around Paris, on Thursday, November 7th.
Manuella Cunha Brito is the co-founder of Good Tech Lab and co-author of The Frontiers of Impact Tech, a 250-page publication based on +450 interviews with innovators from 30 countries. She was born in Brazil and she holds a Master in International Development from SciencesPo Paris.
Part 1 – Why spread the use of bio-based materials in the construction sector
9:00am | Registration and welcome coffee
9:30am - 9:50pm | Opening by Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile-de-France regional council
9.50am – 10.10am | Bio-based buildings: biomass, men and buildings
Speaker: Jan GLASMEIER, a.gor.a architect (Germany)
10.10am – 10.30am | The bio-based building sector in France: an overview
Speaker: Olivier JOREAU, President, Association of bio-based buildings manufacturers (France)
10.30am – 11am | Networking break
11am – 12.30pm | Spreading the use of bio-based materials locally: a wide range of benefits
12.30pm | Cocktail lunch
Part 2 – Let’s take action!
2pm – 4.30pm | How to create a competitive offer based on local resources?
6pm | FIBRA Award Ceremony, First World Prize for Contemporary Plant Fiber-Based Architecture
Mistresses of ceremonies:
8.30am | Welcome coffee
9:00am - 12:00pm | How to stimulate the demand for bio-based building materials?
12pm – 1.30pm | Cocktail lunch
1.30pm – 3.30pm | How to get local actors involved in a collective action?
3 pm – 4 pm | Creating bio-based, sustainable cities for tomorrow
4 pm – 4.30 pm | Signature of the White Paper on bio-based construction
A B3IC white paper will be presented to the audience for signing. Participants will be able to sign it as a way to show their engagement to launch a new dynamic around bio-based buildings in their own local authorities. This session will mark the end of the conference.
4.30 pm – 5.30 pm | Closing by Alexandra DUBLANCHE, Vice President of the Ile-de-France regional council
6.00pm - 08.30pm | !MPACT Award Ceremony
!MPACT is a student architecture competition dedicated to promoting low-impact building materials. The B3 conference attendees are cordially invited to participate to the award ceremony at the Cité de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, Paris 16e www.concoursimpact.org
1-day guided tour highlighting bio-based building related projects in and around Paris : industrial production units, building sites, notable buildings, etc.
Two tour options will be available to the participants: hemp or straw bale based construction.
Guided tour #1: Hemp for building tour (45 min East of Paris)
Facilitation by Grégoire Mouly, research engineer specialized in eco-friendly materials at LM ingénieur, as well as an expert from Ekopolis
8:15 am | Coach departure from the boarding point (the boarding point will be near a subway station in Paris and will be specified later) – departure at 8.30 am.
10:15 am | Guided tour of the hemp fiber processing plant Planète chanvre, where hemp is processed into fibers for insulation panels and shives for concrete.
11:45 am | Visit of a multipurpose hall in Signy-Signet, hemp-lime coating
1:15 pm | Lunch break (meal included)
2:45 pm | Demonstration using a hempcrete spray machine
4:45pm | Visit of a construction site: Bray-sur-Seine school made of hemp concrete
5:45 pm | Coach departure from Bray-sur-Seine
6:30 pm | Arrival in Paris
Guided tour #2: Straw-bale construction tour (12 mi around Paris)
Facilitation by a representative of collect’if paille member of the French straw-bale construction network (Réseau français de la construction en paille-RFCP), as well as an expert from Ekopolis
8:15 am | Coach departure from the boarding point (the boarding point will be near a subway station in Paris and will be specified later) – departure at 8.30am.
9 am | Visit of the straw bale-built elementary school Les Boutours in Rosny-sous-bois
10:30 am | Visit of a construction site, children centre Félix Eboué in Rosny-sous-bois, straw-bale used as structural components (load-bearing)
12 am | Demonstration: integrating straw bales in a building’s wood frame
1 pm | Lunch break (meal included)
2 pm | Bus trip: video screening of straw-bale cutting
2:30 pm | Visit of a student residence building site in Paris (15th), renovation using straw-bale
4 pm | Visit of the Louise Michèle school in Issy-les-Moulineaux made of pre-fab Straw Bale Panel Construction
5 pm | Coach departure from Issy-les-Moulineaux
5 pm | Arrived in Paris