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COP22 : CO2 budgets and buildings

The past week I could participate in COP22 during Buildings Day, with a presentation on the consequences of the Paris agreement for the buildings and the building sector. We have a maximum budget of 800 GT CO2 that can be emitted before the 2 degree threshold is passed, and what should the building sector do as fair share ( Around 40 % of CO2 emissions is built environment related) . Verder lezen

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project advies: energieneutraal – klimaatneutraal – systeemneutraal – (=circulair)

In een recent project is bovenstaande driedeling in ambities  ontwikkeld en uitgewerkt. Vanwege de  nodige vragen hierover,  is er een korte toelichting geschreven.

toelichting e-k-s neutraal – circulair bouwen okt 2016 rorovers

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Housing corporation award jury

At the National Dutch congress “Sustainable built” , a award will be given to housing corporation with the most creative approach regarding climate change.  As member of the jury I was asked to give a a impression of the implications of  climatechange ambitions.  It has been published as a column on the conference website (in Dutch) :

https://www.duurzaamgebouwdcongres.nl/nieuws/20160927-trias-materia-en-de-eepc

The congress and award ceremony is 16 November.

 

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Int. iiSBE Master cooperation Sustainable Building

masters meeting

For some time a few universities work together under iiSBE umbrella in developing master courses in Sustainable Built Environment. The key universities are  UMinho, based in Guimaraes Portugal, and Czech Technical University in Prague.  Others are associated or affiliated to this process.  A major enabler was a EU program I coordinated called  Ides-Edu [1],  in which 15  universities joined forces in developing course material.  and iiSBE ,with many academic members,  as the independent NGO partner for Sustainable Building,

During the SBE16 Conference in Prague, CESB16 , we have  taken initiatives to broaden this cooperation,  Ways of cooperation were discussed ,  as well as a detailed exploration of getting involved with  a few interested universities. Some had expressed interest during my visits , and were represented by a professional in student and teacher exchange organisation . (  interested universities came from Ukraine , Ireland and Australia).  In the next months the structure of cooperation will be further explored and detailed. Interested universities can of course bring forward their interest , via me ( as advisor for master course development) or  the  coordinator of the running joint masters, Luis Braganca from Portugal.

1) http://www.ides-edu.eu/

2) picture: the gathering in front of Comenius statue,

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Lectures at RWTH Aachen

RWTH poster

The RWTH Aachen  has kindly invited me to give a series of lectures. The Title of the series will be: “Living happily forever on the planet earth” . Starting with exploring a happy planet, the presentation will build a case around the need to go from carbon bomb building to vegetarian building, and the way we could survive in Scar-City, a environment without own resources. To end with the importance of land, our most valuable asset and capital of the future.

The lectures are planned for June 1st and June 15, see the Poster the university has prepared for the details.

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