Sustainable Buildings 2.0 | Healthy Buildings and Human Performance
Why Sustainable Buildings 2.0?
People spend about 90% of their time indoors, yet the impact of indoor climate on human health and productivity remains largely unknown. Due to major advances in sensor technology, data on indoor and outdoor climate has become more prevalent over the last couple of years. This has led to major new insights into the implications of outdoor and indoor climate on human performance, and of the role of buildings therein.
Exciting new research results are emerging at major universities all over the world and Maastricht University plays a leading role in this. In the Sustainable Buildings 2.0 conference, we bring together renowned speakers from around the world, including researchers from schools such as Harvard and MIT, as well as representatives from companies such as Edge Technologies and WeWork. Participation in the conference is limited to 120 guests.
The registration fee for this conference is € 295.
- 9:30 Registration + Coffee
- 10.00 Conference Opening
- 10.15 Morning Program – The Latest Academic Insights
The Macro Perspective
- Prof. Sefi Roth (London School of Economics) -- “Dirty density: Air quality and the density of American cities”
- Prof. Siqi Zheng (MIT) -- “Air Pollution and Extreme Temperatures on Outdoor Recreation Activities: Evidence from Park visitation in China”
- Prof. Nico Pestel (IZA) -- “Low Emission Zones for Better Health: Evidence from German Hospitals”
The Micro Perspective
- Dr. Juan Palacios (MIT) -- “Healthy Buildings and Human Performance”
- Prof. Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt (Maastricht University) -- “Temperature Exposure and Human Physiology”
- Martijn Stroom (Maastricht University) -- “Temperature Shocks and Human Psychology”
12.30 Lunch + Walk
13.30 Afternoon Programme – Innovations From Industry Leaders
Measure What Matters
Dr. Melissa Lunden (Aclima) -- “Hyperlocal Measurements of Pollution”
Barend Ording (Airbus) -- “New Instruments to Measure Pollution from Satellites”
Erik Ubels (Edge Technologies) -- “Big Data, Health, and Human Performance”
Design and Investment for Health
Dr. Seema Bhangar (WeWork) -- “Creating a Healthy, Productive Space”
Prof. Piet Eichholtz -- “Sustainability 2.0 -- The Benefits of Healthy Buildings”
Dr. Chris Pyke -- “An Investment Perspective on Health in Buildings”
15.45 Tea Break
16.15 Keynote: Prof. Joe Allen (Harvard)
17.00 Conference Closing + Drinks Reception
19.00 Conference Dinner – Invitation Only
Contact Francien Schijlen