The sixth World Sustainable Building
Conference addresses new opportunities for
- improving quality
- mitigating effects of climate change
- and making
The aim of the World Sustainable Building
Conference in Helsinki is to share leading knowledge, and also to find new
solutions which can enhance sustainable ways of living and working within
Keynote lectures include:
Sinclair, Co-Founder and CEO of Architecture for Humanity
is a nonprofit design services firm that since its creation in 1999 has grown
into an international hub for humanitarian design, offering innovative
solutions to humanitarian crises in all corners of the globe. Cameron Sinclair
and AFH have been awarded many honors over the past decade.
Haavisto, Former Minister of the Environment and Development
first Green minister in Europe, Mr. Haavisto is a Finnish politician and a
Member of the Parliament. An expert in global issues, he also acts a Special
Representative of the Foreign Minister of Finland in African crisis
specializing in Sudan and Somalia, and lectures regularly at the University of
Helsinki and the NATO School in Oberammergau.
Grätzel, Father of dye-sensitized solar cells
Director of the
Laboratory of Photonics and Interfaces, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de
Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland, Prof. Grätzel has been awarded the 2010
Millennium Grand Prize Winner for the development of dye-sensitized solar
cells, which promise electricity-generating windows and low-cost solar panels
and have just made their debut in consumer products.
Bordass, Principal of William Bordass Associates and research and policy
adviser to the Usable Building Trust
A scientist with a long
experience in the technical and environmental performance of buildings in
operation, he is also research and policy adviser to the Usable Buildings
Trust and co-author of the Soft Landings Framework, which helps design and
building teams to focus their projects more on performance in use.
Ngowi, Professor, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology,
University of Botswana
Professor Ngowi has worked for various
construction companies in Tanzania, Sweden, and Botswana, and has researched
and published extensively on sustainable construction in Botswana and in the
region. He is also the reviews editor of the Botswana Journal of Technology,
and a co-Chief Editor of the Journal of Construction in Developing Countries.
J. Cole, Co-Founder of the Green Building Challenge
known, GBC is an international collaborative effort to benchmark progress in
green building performance and environmental assessment. A pioneer in building
environmental research and teaching, Prof. Cole heads the Environmental
Research Group at the School of Architecture of the University of British
More keynote speakers to be confirmed soon.
conference will have a wide range of Scientific Papers presented: 990
abstracts from 60 countries were received.
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