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Webinar introducing Level(s): Building sustainability performance

This Webinar finished 25 JUNE at 13 CET.

You can listen to the Webinar: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpvCUuVEyTs


If you would like to receive the presentation, please send an email to contact@buildup.eu  



This Webinar, organised by the Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and in collaboration with the BUILD UP team, is focused on teaching you all about Level(s), the new EU tool that provides a common EU approach to the assessment of environmental performance in the built environment.


The audience is aimed specifically at architects and all professionals in the building environment, who are interested in sustainable construction. There will be an explanation on how you can participate in future testing of Level(s).



12h00: Welcome and Introduction by Judit KIMPIAN


  12h05: Josefina LINDBLOM - General introduction into Level(s) (= what is it? what does it aim for? how does it work?)


  12h15: Esfand BURMAN - Level(s): the benefits of a holistic approach to building performance data


  12h25: Peter Andreas SATTRUP - What is the possible usefulness of Level(s) for architects? 


  12h35 : Josefina LINDBLOM: How to engage in the testing phase of Level(s)?


   12h40: Discussion with the online audience


   13h00: End




Dr. Judit KIMPIAN, Chair of the ACE Sustainability Work Group

Dr Judit Kimpian chairs the Architects Council of Europe’s Sustainability Group. On behalf of over half-a-million EU architects, this group promotes better regulatory and financial incentives to significantly improve the resource efficiency and indoor environmental quality of buildings. Judit was previously Director of Sustainable Architecture and Research at Aedas/AHR, where she led collaborative research projects addressing the gap between the expected and achieved performance of buildings.  She had a formative role in setting up first energy performance contract for the design and delivery of the award winning Keynsham Civic Centre, the first such project in the UK. As an architect, with a background in parametric modelling, Judit was responsible for major international projects such as the Dubai Metro Station envelope designs and other projects requiring specialist design and fabrication methods. Judit regularly contributes to professional publications and is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.


Dr. Esfand BURMAN, UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE)

Esfand BURMAN studied mechanical engineering at KNT University of Technology (BSc, Iran) and Sharif University of Technology (MSc, Iran). Esfand continued his postgraduate studies at Nottingham University where he earned Master of Science degree in Manufacturing Engineering & Management in 2006.  He then practiced as a building services mechanical design engineer at Hurley Palmer Flatt and senior energy consultant at Arcadis UK before joining UCL for doctoral research in 2010.  Esfand undertook a four year Engineering Doctorate (EngD) programme at UCL Centre for Urban Sustainability and Resilience sponsored by AHR Global Architects (formerly AEDAS Architects) and EPSRC. His doctoral research was focused on the energy and sustainability performance of educational buildings. Esfand is a registered Low Carbon Consultant and Low Carbon Energy Assessor with the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), LEED AP with the US Green Building Council, and a Certified Energy Manager (CEM) with the Association of Energy Engineers. His academic interests include energy and sustainability performance of buildings, post-occupancy evaluations, building energy performance simulation, low carbon HVAC design, and CFD analysis.


Dr. Josefina LINDBLOM, EU Commission (DG Environment)

Josefina Lindblom is working at the European Commission for DG Environment, in the unit of Sustainable Production, Products and Consumption. She is responsible for the work on "sustainable buildings" and the implementation of the communication on this topic adopted in summer 2014. She has previously worked in DG Research with specific support to SMEs and in DG Joint Research Centre, where she took part in research studies related to improved environmental performance of industry and how to design policy in this respect. She has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering Design from Chalmers Technical University of Gothenburg.


Dr. Peter Andreas SATTRUP, Danish Association of Architectural Firms

Peter is a Danish architect and senior advisor on sustainability to the Association of Danish Architectural Firms and a member of the board of the Green Building Council Denmark. He works to promote sustainability in the built environment by consulting on policy making, communication, competence building and innovation in business models for architecture, drawing on his previous experience as a practicing architect working in Denmark and Great Britain, and as an associate professor in design methods at the Technical University of Denmark. He is strongly committed to pursuing innovation in design solutions and to documenting the value architectural design creates for clients, users and societies.