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Mo., 14. Juni


Know-How Session - via Zoom

Carbon Neutral Buildings

Thomas Kraubitz and Duncan Price, Buro Happold & Davide Zampini, CEMEX

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Carbon Neutral Buildings
Carbon Neutral Buildings

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14. Juni 2021, 16:45 – 18:15 MESZ

Know-How Session - via Zoom


Both society and business must adapt to the undeniable reality of climate change. What we do now and in the future must urgently be addressed to mitigate the human race’s impact on the planet. The construction industry accounts for a large proportion of greenhouse gas emissions and has a great responsibility, and opportunity, to limit them. 

Spearheading the adoption of climate emergency declarations among our peer group is absolutely the right thing to do. Getting government, city leaders, clients and fellow professionals pointing in the same direction will help decouple economic success from negative impacts and align it with positive social and environmental outcomes.

‘Carbon neutral’ and ‘net zero carbon’ have become buzzwords within our industry, but what do they really mean? And how we achieve it? We will talk about this on June 14, 2021.

 Duncan Price, Partner and Thomas Kraubitz, Director, Buro Happold & Davide Zampini, Global R&D Head, CEMEX


16:45 "Doors open" + Networking

17:00  Introduction

17:05  Architect’s keynote 

17:30  Discussion

17:40  Interactive discussion between all participants

18:05  Short summary and conclusion

18:15  End


About the speakers:

Thomas Kraubitz is a gobal leader in green cities, carbon consulting, energy transition and sustainability.

With  over 15 years of international experience on integrated and innovative  masterplans, Thomas has developed a holistic approach towards the future  of urbanisation and city planning.

As  Director and Head of Sustainability in Europe, Thomas co-leads Buro  Happold’s Cities team, with a strong focus on resilient urban  environments in Germany, Europe and beyond. 

Thomas’s main interest lies in future-proofing cities, with a  particular focus on smart and resilient environments, special economic  zones and regional development frameworks. He is a leading expert on  sustainable development, strategic planning and decarbonisation. He  recently served as an independent consultant to the European Commission on Sustainable Development along the Belt and Road Initiative.

Based in our Berlin office, Thomas is a chartered urban and regional  planner as well as a qualified architect. As a DGNB Senior Auditor and  Trainer, BREEAM Germany Auditor, LEED GA, WELL PT Agent and WiredScore  AP, he is responsible for some of the first and highest rated  certifications in Germany. 

Thomas is passionate about urban development, leading multiple  planning projects at district, city and regional scale. He has been  incremental in winning and leading work on smart and sustainable  districts in Germany. Internationally, he leads large multidisciplinary  teams, focusing on climate and resilience.

Thomas studied architecture in Coburg, Germany, as well as urban  planning at Tongji University in Shanghai and at MIT in Boston. He also  obtained a master’s degree in urban design with distinction from Harvard  University, where he received the Outstanding Leadership and Academic  Excellence Awards.

Thomas frequently speaks at universities and conferences on the  future of cities and sustainability. 

Duncan Price leads Buro Happold’s sustainability and climate change consultancy services. He has significant technical and business knowledge and is well respected within the sustainability industry, being nominated one of the ‘Top 50 Stars of Sustainability’ 2013, Building Magazine.

As an experienced sustainability consultant, Duncan has operated successfully at all scales within the built environment, from buildings through to masterplanning and strategic consultancy. He is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Physicist with over 20 years experience of business leadership in energy, carbon and sustainability. He has worked with leading UK and international clients to deliver successful policies, strategies and projects across a wide range of sectors including retail, commercial property, social housing, public sector and finance.

He sits on steering groups and soundings boards for the UKGBC Delivering Building Performance task group, Open City Green Sky Thinking and is a regular speaker at sustainability thought leadership events organised by the Aldersgate Group, London First and CBx. As an experienced sustainability consultant, he is currently leading Buro Happold’s work in a number of innovative areas including climate change resilience and designing to maximise health, wellbeing and productivity.

Duncan has a MSc in Energy Systems and the Environment from the University of Strathclyde and a BSc Hons in Physics & Astronomy at the University of Sheffield.

Dr. Davide Zampini is the Head of CEMEX´s Global R&D based in Switzerland. He leads a multi disciplinary group of top scientists and specialists that spearhead new technologies and solutions for the world’s building materials market. Davide is Italien, born in Nigeria and holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering.


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