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Healthy Buildings Day 2018


26 Sep 2018 09:00


Parc du Cinquantenaire 11
1000  Brussels



Event Location

Healthy buildings as value drivers

Event Description

Since 2015 the VELUX Group has been putting healthy buildings on the agenda. The theme for this year is Healthy Buildings as Value Drivers: Why healthy buildings make sense economically for builders, owners, occupants and society in general. Presentations and discussions on the day will highlight the latest research, consumer trends, user experiences and business cases. Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to meet and discuss these issues with key building industry stakeholders.

Healthy Buildings Day, September 26, 2018

9.00 - 10.00
Breakfast & Networking 

10.00 - 11.30

  • Welcome by Keith Riddle, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing in the VELUX Group (DK)
  • Keynote by John Sommer, Director of Strategy & Business Development at MT Højgaard (DK)
  • Keynote by Fionn Stevenson, Professor and Chair-holder in Sustainable Design at the University of Sheffield, School of Architecture (UK)
  • Keynote by Kolja Nielsen, CEO of CEBRA architecture (DK)

11.30 - 12.00

12.00 - 13.00

  • Healthy Home Barometer 2018 by Ingrid Reumert, Vice President of Global Communications, Sustainability & Public Affairs in the VELUX Group (DK) and Andreas Hermelink, Associate Director at Ecofys (DE)
  • The voice of users - two families will come on stage to share thoughts and feeling about life in their new home (BE, DE)

13.00 - 14.00
Lunch & Networking

14.00 - 15.30
Breakout sessions: Panel discussions with researchers, practitioners and other building professionals

Session 1: Healthy Family Homes - Health and Comfort as the New Business Drivers in Single Family Houses

  • Oliver G. F. Jones, Architectural Programme Leader at Northumbria University (UK)
  • Johannes Schwörer, CEO of Schwörer Haus (DE)
  • Ditte Maria Kollerup, CEO of KFS Huse (DK)
  • Régis Olagne, Director at BVA Earth (FR)
    • Moderated by Cathy Smith, Founder of SpeakEasy (BE)

Session 2: Healthy Social Housing - Innovative Approaches to Value Creation in Social Housing

  • Agnès Mathieu, Economist at ISIS Consult (BE)
  • Laurent Gabele, Managing Director at Foyer Anderlechtois (BE) &  Christophe Verbiest, Head of Buildings Works at Foyer Anderlechtois (BE)
  • Frank Vierkötter, CEO of Interhomes (DE)
  • Mette Mogensen, Project Development Director at (DK)

Session 3: Healthy Learning & Working – How to Shape Human Performance and Behaviour with Optimal Indoor Environments

  • Soline Martin, Project Manager at MÉDIÉCO Conseil & Formation (FR)
  • Guilllaume Daydé, Partner at Espace Gaïa (FR)
  • Vinay Venkatraman, CEO of Leapcraft (DK)
  • Kolja Nielsen, CEO of CEBRA architecture (DK)
    • Moderated by Peter Barrett, Professor at the University of Salford (UK)

15.30 - 16.00

16.00 - 17.00
Closing Session

17.00 - 18.00
Drinks & Networking

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