Sustainable Skins: Green Drinks August Forum @ Arup
- 14-08-2014 18.30 - 21.00
- Arup Associates, Shanghai
Designers around the world are pioneering buildings with a greater emphasis on the skin, or the building facades and curtain walls. With rising energy and water costs, the solution could lie in sustainably designing the very walls that make up a building.
Better insulation and photovoltaic cells to foster solar power are just a few solutions. Excellent examples of these sustainable walls have been popping up around the world including a building with an algae-filled façade in Hamburg, Germany, which can pump water, heat, and provide electricity rendering it completely energy independent.
This forum will identify and give examples of various façade or curtain wall concepts that are breaking ground around the world. Attendees will also discover why specialized wall design is crucial to the overall operation of a building and learn about the cost-benefit analysis of this practice.
Note: This event is free to everyone who registers, so PLEASE REGISTER below. A token RMB20 will be collected from non-registered guests.
- 18.30 – 19.15: Registrations, Drinks and Networking
- 19.15 – 20.00: Event introduction and speaker presentations
- 20.00 – 20.30: Panel Discussion / Q&A
- 20.30 – 21.00: Drinks & Networking
Subject: Edwin will put forward the idea that locality is key, a ‘sustainable’ solution for one location can be a disaster in another. This will be followed by a discussion on the tools of the trade, what and how you need to model in a building to produce a sustainable outcome. He will also present two unique case studies to explain the above.
Background: Edwin is a Senior Engineer in Cundall’s Shanghai office. He is a LEED AP and CIBSE Low Carbon Consultant. He is an expert in dynamic thermal, energy and mechanical systems modelling, helping to develop low energy design strategies for a wide range of buildings, including the application of renewable energy technologies. He is particularly experienced in the field of adaptive thermal comfort, and HVAC simulation.
Subject: Jeff will give an introduction on the current situation of intelligent facades in China. He will describe Arup’s approach to innovative and efficient building envelopes, showing exemplary case studies, such as the bioreactive facade that produces energy by harvesting micro-algae and other innovative systems.
Background: Jeff Tsai is a Facacde Consultant and leads the Arup Shanghai team of building envelope specialists. He has over 23 years of experience in the construction industry and has been involved in projects all around the world, from design, testing, fabrication to site supervision and management of complex facade systems. For the last 15 years Jeff has worked in Asia, leading on a variety of projects of varying complexity, scale, environment, technical requirements and costs, which make him extremely experienced in the construction practices of this fast growing region.
‘Green Inspiration’ Series
Human beings like to consume. We enjoy our favorite products, prefer living in large homes, and are rarely conscientious about our energy and water usage. However, our actions have consequences and every time we consume, our landfills get larger and greenhouse gases are released which adversely affect our planet.
But, there is a solution and it lies in the inspiring green designs in products, packaging, building materials, agriculture, and technologies. These disruptive ideas and technologies pave the way for a more sustainable future by easing our carbon footprint as well as creating new revenue streams and entrepreneurial opportunities.
In this series of Green Initiatives Forums at Arup from July to December, we will take a look at these inspiring breakthroughs in green technology that will lead to a paradigm shift in the way humans decide to purchase products, buy homes, and use their energy. Attendees will gain the knowledge of how they can be involved in this new wave of green technology through business and/or as consumers.