Rudi Scheuermann, is a renown German expert in Facade Engineering, whose overriding aim is a multidisciplinary design with a view to enhance sustainability of all kinds of buildings. During the PLGBC Symposium Rudi will intend to demonstrate that Sustainability is a Driver for Better Design.
Dense urban city environments consist of an agglomeration of bigger buildings. The resilience of cities as a whole depends amongst other components on the resilience of each single elements, the bigger buildings which together make a city a functional place.
Where the space for green infrastructure on the ground is not available with sufficient size or not at all, we need to find new areas to counterbalance growing negative effects like environmental noise, fine dust agglomeration and urban heat island effects. All these effects are counterproductive to natural ventilation schemes in buildings and need to be compensated by other, energy consuming systems for the operation of the larger projects. This amount of energy could be saved if we tackle the problem where it has its origin.
Michael Pawlyn, a renown British architect, in exciting way will present solutions inspired by biomimicry and biophilia that can deliver substantial resource savings and wellbeing benefits.
In the search for genuinely sustainable building design and technology – designs that go beyond conventional sustainability to be truly restorative – it was found out that nature got there first. Over 3.5 billion years of natural history have evolved innumerable examples of forms, systems, and processes that we can now apply beneficially to modern green design. Michael will describe innovative solutions for high performance buildings and the circular economy.
Most people now accept the case for sustainability and many wonder how the debate will move forward over the next few decades. In this talk Michael Pawlyn will show three related ideas – biomimicry, biophilia and the circular economy – and how they lead the way to buildings that are more resource-efficient, deliver enhanced wellbeing and that move towards being zero waste. He will illustrate the talk with a number of projects that go beyond standard approaches to sustainability.
The pioneering Biomimetic Office Building is predicted to be one of the lowest energy office buildings in the world when complete and will also deliver substantial improvements in wellbeing and productivity.
The Mobius Project is an example of a new building type that could emerge from adapting cities to the circular economy – bringing together cycles of food, energy, water and waste to create more value.
The final project he will describe will be The Sahara Forest Project which uses ideas of cyclical systems to increase productivity and deliver regenerative benefits.
Discussions and presentations
During a very exciting panel discussion, invited representatives of all present in Poland international multi-criteria certification systems: BREEAM, DGNB, HQE, LEED and Well Building Standard will be discussing the benefits of existing building certification. Don’t miss the only chance to ask your question to the original representatives of all certificates!
Buildings must change in order to meet present and future requirements and standards as well as user’s expectations. During our annual conference we will inspire with new strategies for sustainable renovation. Green refurbishment can provide energy and resource efficiency, improve health and well-being of building occupants, as well as will benefit the planet.
10:00-11:45 NATURAL BASICS
Nature inspired solutions for health and productivity benefits in buildings
Michael, one of the biomimicry pioneers, will tell you:
How nature can give inspiration towards well-being and health
How resource and cost efficiency can benefit better well-being and comfort
What drives better design
He will also show truly innovative solutions!
Sustainability is a driver for better design
Rudi, renown German façade expert will help you find out:
How to save the energy wasted in effect of modernization
What are the main elements of sustainable façade engineering
How to deal with urban heat island effect
11:45-12:15 coffee break
12:15-13:45 RECYCLED BUILDING
Demolish or refurbish?
Green refurbishment can provide energy and resource efficiency, improve health and well-being of building occupants, as well as will benefit the planet. So… to demolish or to refurbish? What is more sustainable and cost effective? Experts, together with guests will try to find a golden solution.
Moderator – PhD. eng. arch. Lech Wojtas, Faculty of Architecture, Silesian University of Technology
Maciej Kiepal, Area Sales Manager, Armstrong Building Products
Rafał Schurma, Founder and President of Polish Green Building Council, principal of visio | architects and consultants
Adam Targowski, Sustainable Development Manager, Skanska Property Poland
Paweł Warda, National Director, Head of Project & Development Services, CEE, Jones Lang LaSalle
Marcin Wróblewski, Infrastructure Department, Warsaw City Hall
14:45-16:45 Existing building certification
BRE, HQE, DGNB, WELL, USGBC discussion – existing building refurbishment and interior fit-out
Sustainability in refurbishment projects’ delivery
How to overcome challenges in creation of sustainable indoor environment
How to minimize costs of existing building certification
The only chance in Poland to ask a question:
Moderator – Jarosław Witek, Associate, Sustainability Team Leader, Arup Polska
PhD. eng. Anna Braune, Research and Trends unit director, DGNB
Natasha Franck, Senior Vice President, Delos (WELL Building Standard)
Jane Henley, Special Advisor, Global Market Development, USGBC (LEED)
David Leonard, BREEAM New Construction Manager, BRE (BREEAM)
Patrick Nossent, Chairman, Cerway and Certivea (HQE)
Guests and panelists discussion
16:15 PLGBC Green Building Awards – competition results
16:45 Business Mixer
The Organizer reserves the right to make changes in the program