Level(s) – European Common Sustainable Framework for Buildings

The Slovak Green Building Council (SKGBC) in cooperation with the Czech Green Building Council (CZGBC) organised a webinar on the new instrument for building quality assessment Level(s). We had an exclusive opportunity to introduce this new certification system for the first time in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.

WHEN: 9 March 2021, 9:00 – 10:30
WHERE: Online via ZOOM

During the webinar, you will have the opportunity to find out more about the new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings – Level(s). Level(s) is using existing standards and with its indicators provides a common language for building sustainability, which can be used directly on building projects and portfolios, or as a basis for other initiatives, policies, schemes and actions, to include life cycle thinking and circularity. Our expert panelists share how this new European framework for sustainable buildings works.



9:00 – 9:10 – Welcome

9:10 – 9:30 – Experts on Level(s)

– Josefina Lindblom, Policy Officer, DG Environment, European Commission

9:30 – 10:00

– Jean-Pierre Pigeolet, Products & Buildings Sustainability Manager, Knauf Insulation
– Judit Kimpian, Chair of Sustainability of Architects Council of Europe
– Andrea Moro, President of International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment Italy

10:00 – 10:30 – PANEL DISCUSSION

Moderator: Peter Robl, Board Member of the Slovak Green Building Council


Level(s) is a new European approach to assess and report on the sustainability performance of buildings, throughout the full life cycle of buildings. Level(s) is an assessment and reporting framework that provides a common language for sustainability performance of buildings. Level(s) promotes lifecycle thinking for buildings and provides a robust approach to measuring and supporting improvement from design to end of life, for both residential buildings and offices. Level(s) uses core sustainability indicators, tested with and by the building sector, to measure carbon, materials, water, health and comfort, climate change impacts. It takes into account lifecycle costs and value assessments. Level(s) brings minimum numbers of indicators, with maximum leverage to deliver sustainability. It tracks performance across the various stages of a building project, to give a complete picture throughout the full lifecycle.