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Invited Speakers


Benny Chow.jpg Dr. Benny Chow

Benny is an award-winning Sustainable Design expert with worldwide experience. He is appointed as Member of the Board of Directors, Chairman of the Industry Standards Committee in Hong Kong Green Building Council, Committee Member and Expert Panel Member in China Green Building Council. As the Director of Sustainability at Aedas, Benny’s 20-year experience specializing in computer modeling and analysis has strengthened the architectural concept and designs for 320+ projects globally.  Benny was appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor in the Center for Housing Innovations and is currently the Energy Group Leader of ASHRAE (Hong Kong Chapter) and the Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Medicine at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Presentation Title: Experience Sharing on the Development of Energy Benchmarking Tool and Certification Scheme for High Density Mixed-use Commercial Buildings

 

Lennon Choy.png Dr. Lennon Choy

Dr. Lennon Choy is an Associate Professor in Real Estate Economics and Finance at The University of Hong Kong. He is a General Practice Surveyor (Valuer) by profession. His principal research interests are in new institutional economics (NIE) and urban studies. Lennon was a Senior Fulbright Scholar at The University of Washington. He also held visiting faculty posts at the Law School and the Booth School of Business in The University of Chicago. His study has been published in the Journal of Law & Economics, Habitat International, Cities and Urban Studies etc. Lennon has acted as a Co-Guest Editor of a special issue of the Habitat International 2013 on Low Carbon Cities.  Lennon was a faculty member and an active consultant when he worked in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Major clients that Lennon served include the HKSAR Government (Central Policy Unit, Works Bureau, Estate Agents Authority), quasi-government bodies (Consumer Council, Hong Kong Examinations and Assessments Authority), think-tanks and professional bodies (Bauhinia Foundations, Hong Kong Institute of Surveyors), as well as private companies (HSBC, MTRC, Chesterton, Commercial Press and Oxford University Press etc.). Lennon is a member of the Authorized Persons Registration Committee, a member of the Real Estate Service Training Board, Part I Assessor of HKIS GPD, and a panel member of the Hong Kong Council for Academic Accreditation.

Presentation TitleBuilding Low Carbon China through Coasian Bargaining



D Clements -Croome.jpg Prof. Clements Croome

Professor Clements Croome is an Emeritus Professor of Reading University, UK. He has extensive research knowledge covering Intelligent Buildings and Cities, Health, Well-Being and Productivity, Environmental Sensory Design, Occupancy Behavior, Whole Life Performance and Value, Sustainable Architecture, Biomimetic Architecture and Biophilia, Education for emergent sustainability specialists for the Construction Industry, Electromagnetic Fields and Health and Lessons from Chaos Theory for the construction industry.  He has received numerous awards and honours including: DSc Honoris Causa Debrecen University; Judges, Special Award, Building Controls Industry Awards:  Vice President of CIBSE; (May 2007-2009). His present research work is concerned with improving the quality of innovative postgraduate courses (e.g. Intelligent Buildings and Construction Informatics); developing of research programmes especially with industry; pursuing discourse and exchange with research workers, teachers and industrialists across the disciplines of environmental engineering architecture, planning, building engineering and human studies in other countries as well as the UK; and developing links with China. His present appointments include: Building Environment Expert (BEE network) for CABE arm of Design Council; Air Quality Commissioner for Hammersmith and Fulham; Panel member for Regeneration Task Group for Haringey; World Green Building Council Team for the WGBC Report on Health, Wellbeing and Productivity for Offices 2014 and UK-Green Building Council 2015-2016. He is a Member of the Health and Wellbeing in Homes Task Group.  He is the author of many books including “Intelligent Buildings” Design Management and Operation, second edition published by ICE Publishing, 2013.

Presentation Title: Effects of the Built Environment on Health and Well-Being

 

Dr. Scott Fernie

Dr. Scott Fernie is a Construction management and organisation studies academic with extensive experience of funded collaborative research, organisational inquiry and a successful track record in producing high quality academic and industry publications. Particular areas of interest and expertise are knowledge management, organisational learning, management of change, innovation diffusion, action research, supply chain management, value management, systems engineering, Higher Education Qualification Frameworks, academic practice and methodological approaches to organisational inquiry. Scott is a highly competent public speaker equally comfortable and confident whether speaking at international conferences, seminars, workshops or, in the lecture theatre. He has growing national and international reputation for executing and engaging in high quality research and an award winning innovative lecturer with a passion for education.

Presentation Title: Housing quality and the performance gap

 

Alan Kell Pic .jpg Mr. Alan Kell

Mr. Alan Ralph Kell is the Managing Director, Intelligent & Green Systems Limited and Chair, Cambridge Cleantech Smart Cities Group. Alan Kell is a renowned leader of world-class projects, consultancy and research programmes focused on the delivery of smart sustainable innovation in cities, communities and buildings. He operates as a governmental advisor, programme director and international consultant, and has been actively supporting the development of international activities in this area since 1999. For six years (2007-2012) he was the industry co-chair of the UK-China Eco-cities and Green Building Group, and he continues to development and promote Britain’s international business interests in these fields. He is actively involved in the implementation of the UK’s Smart Cities Programme, and in the establishment of international relationships to support the delivery of this programme. In October 2013 he organised and chaired UK Trade & Investment’s first international business event on Smart Cities and in September 2014 established the Cambridge Cleantech Smart Cities Group which is leading the UK’s commercial implementation of smart city solutions. During 2014 he was appointment as an Independent Advisor to the UK All-Party Parliamentary Group on Smart Cities.  Since February 2005 he has been leading the project to establish of the UK Smart Solutions Platform (SmartLink), which was demonstrated at the Barcelona Smart Cities Expo in November 2015. In 2013 he was appointed as an Officer of the Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) by HM Queen Elizabeth the Second for his services to UK-China collaboration in the development and delivery of sustainable buildings and cities.

Presentation Title: Innovation transfer

 

Mike Murray.jpg Dr. Michael Murray

Dr. Michael Murray is a Chartered Engineer with unique operational experience in integrated design and construction and an in-depth understanding of the leadership challenge facing the industry. As business leader he is able to develop coherent strategy and to align operations with the mission. Michael uses active workshops and analysis to develop business strategies and visions in a complex stakeholder environment. Working as a manager he is able to build effective business plans to deliver the strategy whilst addressing commercial objectives through effective cost forecasting and budgetary control. Michael is an innovator who constantly seeks out improvement in the way we work by ensuring research is developed to enhance best practice, and use of leading edge design delivery tools.  Working with research teams he has secured and managed a collaborative research portfolio as lead industrialist of over £10m, primarily in design process management, with a cadre of high caliber graduates trained in research returning to industry to support innovation in the wider business. Working with Fulcro Engineering Services he is currently engaged as the Project Coordinator (responsible for delivery of design, cost and programme) and BIM leadership roles in a novel IPI Procurement collaborative Alliance project for a leading Higher Education College in the West Midlands, UK. Michael is a Chartered Engineer, Fellow of CIBSE, and Member Institute of Energy.

Presentation Title: An Innovative Approach to Low Tech People Driven Building

 

TERESA PAREJO-NAVAJAS.png Dr. Teresa Parejo-Navajas

Dr. Teresa Parejo-Navajas is Associate Professor of Law (Profesora Contratada Doctora) at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain). She was educated at Carlos III de Madrid University, Madrid, Spain, and Complutense de Madrid University, Madrid, Spain before studying at Carlos III de Madrid University, Madrid, Spain. Where she was awarded a Ph.D. In Law, 2003 and Doctoral Disertation Extraordinary Award, 2004 and achieved a LL.M. EUR (Master of European Law), 2008-2010. She is a Member of the Pascual Madoz Institute of the Territoriy, Urbanism and the Environment, since 2003 and has been a Member of the Legal Office, since 2003. Assistant Director to the Student, Cultural Activities and Student Housing Vicerector, 2006-2007.Associate Professor of Administrative Law, since 2008.She is a Visiting Scholar at Fordham Law School 2012-2013 and 2015-2016, Columbia University, 2013-2015, an Affiliate at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law since 2015 and is Chairperson at ECUSA (Spanish Scientist in the US-NY Branch) since 2014. She has a number of awards and scholarships including: Terryl Newman Award, Liggett School (Michigan, US): 10 best high school students, 1988-89.Research Professor Scholarship (Ministry of Education, Spanish Government), 1995. Ph.D. Scholarship for Young Researchers. Carlos III de Madrid University. Doctoral Thesis Extraordinary Award and has received Financial Support for the promotion of the Colmenarejo Campus. Carlos III de Madrid University, 2004.Scholarship for curricular merits for the LLM on EU Law. CarlosIII de Madrid University, 2008-2009.Carlos III de Madrid University Governing Council Award, for the realization of a research at a prestigious international University, 2013.Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports. Spanish Government, 2012-2013.Extraordinary Award for curricular merits. Carlos III de Madrid University, 2013.

Presentation Title: The impact of behavior on the energy improvement of buildings

 

Queena Qian.png Dr. Queena K Qian

Dr. Queena K QIAN is Assistant Professor at OTB research for Research Institute for the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), the Netherlands a position to which she was appointed in December 2014. Before she moved to the Netherlands she was appointed as Research Assistant Professor at Building and Real Estate Dept., the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPolyU) where she received her PhD, entitled “Barriers to Promote Building Energy Efficiency- A Transaction Costs Perspective”, at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2012. She has received prestigious awards from different countries. For example, Delft Technology Fellow (2014) at TU Delft, the Netherlands. Endeavour Australian Cheung Kong Fellow (2013) at University of South Australia, Australia. She was a Fulbright recipient (2010) at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory at UC Berkeley and Washington University in St Louis, USA. Her research interests are: green building promotion, building energy efficiency, transaction costs, low carbon city development, elderly friendly precinct design, sustainable urban planning, energy retrofit, governance and incentive schemes, etc.

Presentation Title: Gross Floor Area Concessions as a regulatory incentive for green building promotions: with transaction costs considerations

 

Alan short.jpg Prof. Alan Short

Professor of Architecture Cambridge University (former dean), well-known architect. His research group investigates and develops passive and hybrid resilient, low-energy design strategies for new-build and perhaps more importantly for interventions in non-domestic buildings in different climates, projecting their future performance against current climate change predictions. More recently the work has concentrated on hospital buildings, the group has assessed the resilience of the entire NHS Estate, its adaptation potential and the likely cost, reported to Ministers. Short is appointed to administer and report on the UK Dept of Health's NHS Energy Efficiency Fund 2013-14.

Main research areas: sustainable building design (the passive and mixed passive and low-energy-consumption design scheme for newly built and reconstructed non-residential buildings in various climatic conditions).

Presentation Title: The recovery of natural environments in Architecture

 

Briony Turner.jpg Briony Turner

Briony Turner is a strategic housing and regeneration professional and academic. She has detailed understanding of the built environment and infrastructure sectors, climate change adaptation and related policy, regulation and research and a track record of meeting organisational objectives on time and securing value for money in qualitative and quantitative terms. She is experienced at providing strategic leadership in academia and industry settings. Her skills include effective at engagement and management of interdisciplinary teams, interns and collectives of stakeholders (including conflicting agendas); assimilation of information via enquiry –rapidly able to pick up academic findings of potential industry/policy significance and of identifying key issues affecting practitioners (policy and industry).  She has extensive knowledge brokerage between researchers, professionals, and industry representatives. She is currently Knowledge Exchange Manager for The Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford, and Knowledge Exchange Manager for the ARCC network of stakeholders in the built environment.

Presentation Title: Knowledge transfer mechanisms for Low Carbon Buildings

 

CHRIS TWINN.png Mr. Chris Twinn

Mr. Chris Twinn is a Sustainability Consultant and Principal and Founder of founder Twinn Sustainability Innovation Previous to founding Twinn Sustainability Innovation Chris was a Fellow / Director at Arup for whom he worked for 28 years with Arup Arup Fellow / Director at Arup. He is a Honorary Fellow of Royal Institute of British Architects Fellow of Royal Society of Arts Fellow of Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Corporate Member: Energy Institute He has served on a number of Committees including The EDGE Committee. UK Design Council - Commission for Architecture & the Built Environment: Design Review Panel English Heritage: Urban Panel Haringey: Quality Design Review Panel UKGBC: Ambassador. Highams Park Neighbourhood Planning Group TWG chairman. UK-China Eco-cities and Green Buildings Group BRE: Global Sustainability Board overseeing BREEAM/CSH RIBA: Sustainable Futures Committee. RIBA: Building Regulation Part L Review Group. UK-GBC: Zero Carbon Non-domestic Taskgroup chairman KGBC: Zero Carbon Definition Task Group. UKGBC: Pay As You Save (Financing Low Energy Refurbishment in Housing) Task Group. UKGBC: Policy & Technical Rapid Response Team and the Zero Carbon Hub: Compliance & Policy Assumptions Task Group. London First: Decentralised Energy Steering Group CIBSE/RIBA: Architectural Guide to Building Services: management committee CIBSE: Guide B Ventilation & Air Conditioning: management committee CIBSE: AM10 Non-domestic Natural Ventilation Application Guide management committee Building Regulation new Part L peer review group GLA: Special Planning Guidance: Expert Advisory Group. He has been the sustainability consultant on numerous building projects.
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WANG SHENGWEI.png Prof. Shengwei Wang

Professor Shengwei Wang obtained his BEng and MSc degrees on Refrigeration and Air-conditioning from Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST) in 1983 and 1986 respectively, and received his PhD on HVAC and Building Automation from University of Liege in 1993. He is now Chair Professor of Building Services Engineering the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is leading the Building Energy and Automation Research Laboratory in the university. He is extensively involved in the research and application on building energy and intelligent buildings in the subject areas including: building system dynamic simulation, building and HVAC system diagnosis, HVAC&R system energy efficient and optimal control, HVAC&R and energy system optimal design, building Demand Response method for smart grid, smart energy system for smart towns, and intelligent building technology. He was/is actively involved the IEA (International Energy Agency) ECBCS (Energy Conservation for Building and Community Systems) research programs: Annex-17, Annex-30, Annex-34, Annex-40, Annex-47 and Annex-58 over the last 20 years. He is an associate editor "HVAC&R Research', the academic journal of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers), and a member of the Engineering Panel of Hong Kong Research Grant Council (RGC).

Presentation Title: Demand response strategies of buildings to the scheduled and urgent demand limiting requests of smart grids


IW.png Dr. Irene Wong

Irene was graduated from The University of Hong Kong in Department of Architecture. After graduation, she worked as a registered architect in Hong Kong and practiced in private sector and government department for over 20 years. Caring about global warming, she returned to the academic field and obtained her MSc in Environmental Management from Imperial College and PhD from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Her thesis titled “Integration of a remote source solar lighting system into the architectural design of enclosed lift lobbies in high-rise residential buildings in Hong Kong”.  She specializes in sustainable high-rise development and green building design. Her research interests are ecological architecture, sustainable building design strategies, energy-efficient building, solar lighting, vertical greenery, minimization of construction waste, revitalization of industrial buildings, building refurbishment, and building maintenance. Irene has worked in collaboration with building professionals and academic researchers in projects relating to minimization of construction waste, sustainable building design, revitalization of industrial buildings, vertical greenery and green building management. She is now working as a postdoctoral fellow in The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and focusing on generating electricity from collected urine in high-rise buildings.

Presentation Title: A Holistic Approach of Sustainable High-rise Development


吉野写真.jpg Prof. Hiroshi Yoshino

Hiroshi Yoshino is Professor Emeritus of Tohoku University (Japan), and presently President-Appointed Extraordinary Professor of the University. He was the President of the Architectural Institute of Japan (AIJ) from 2013 to 2015. He has been involving in research subjects for building science such as indoor environment and energy conservation, ventilation and indoor air quality, occupant’s health and indoor environment, and passive solar system performance. He is one of the contributors to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He is the Operating Agent at International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme, responsible to the Annex 53 Total Energy Use in Buildings. He is a visiting professor at several universities and professional institutions of International repute. He is the author of around 30 book chapters and has more than 200 publications including articles in academic journals and conference proceedings. He has also served as chairman and director of different scholarly societies, conferences and committees, as well as editorial board member of international journals. He has received several awards, including the Architectural Institute of Japan in the area of journal papers in 1992, The Society of Heating, Air-Conditioning and Sanitary Engineers of Japan (SHASE) Best Papers in 1975, 1992, 1997, 2000 and 2005. He was given the Japanese Uichi Inoue Memorial Award by the SHASE in 2013. He is an ASHRAE Fellow.

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