Educating Kids through Sustainable Schools: Green Drinks March Forum @ Kokuyo
- 27-03-2014 18:30 - 21:00
- Kokuyo Furnitures, Shanghai
Our children spend the vast majority of their day in classrooms and school playgrounds. While our textbooks might be advocating environmental awareness, are we designing our schools in ways that reinforce this message?
Our forum at Kokuyo on Thursday, 27th March will explore sustainable practices in educational space design, and how they may have the potential to provide students with the knowledge to grow up more eco-responsibly.
This event is free to everyone who registers, so PLEASE REGISTER below. A token RMB20 will be collected from non-registered guests.
Louie Cheng, Founder PureLiving, has lived in China since 2005. Before launching PureLiving, Louie was the Asia Pacific strategy director for Thomson Scientific, a managing consultant with IBM, and a chemical engineer in the US Army. He is a member of the Indoor Air Quality Association and has trained with the American Council for Accredited Certification and the US Centers for Disease Control. He holds a BA from Harvard and an MBA from Dartmouth Business School.
Louie is teaming with Cannon Design to design cutting edge heat transfer technology with plant walls to create a biosystem with pure air and energy savings, while teaching students about ecology. Schools are at the forefront of the drive to provide clean, healthy indoor learning environments but the usual method of installing hundreds of purifiers is expensive, uses filters that add to landfills, and consumes high energy resulting in even more coal consumption and more pollution.
Yuval Zohar is a LEED accredited architect and partner at JDS Shanghai/MUDI. After graduating from the University of Maryland School of Architecture in 2008, where he was president of the Wushu team, Yuval worked at RTKL in Washington, DC for a year before beginning his journey to the East. Arriving in China in 2009, he joined the architecture firm TEKTAO, as project architect on the New Jindai Sustainable School in the earthquake-devastated region of Chongqing. In the following two years, he won a competition for a carbon neutral office as chief designer, realized a design for the Shanghai World Expo, and contributed to a project on Chongming Island that was featured in TEDx Shanghai. He later collaborated with Neville Mars at his Shanghai-based firm MARS architects for two years, leading a competition-winning entry for a climbing complex in Bulgaria that was selected over 369 other entries, engaging in ecological urban research for a Chinese eco-city, and as project architect and on-site administrator for a recent exhibition at the BMW Guggenheim Lab in Mumbai, where he spoke at Indian architecture universities on future visions of the city. In 2013, Yuval was a guest lecturer and panelist at ECO-NOMY magazine's ‘Wisdom of Green Design’ salon.
Presentation title: Farm follows function - A school of thought
Anna Hollyman is a British architect based in Shanghai who has previously worked on a number of ‘green’ school projects in the UK. Anna is the Director of Environmental Architecture at Liberation Creative Consultants, and has previously worked in firms such as RMJM as well as Total Environmental Design. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Advanced Energy and Environmental Studies, researching the extent to which a school’s physical learning environment may affect the way children develop their environmental awareness, attitudes and behaviours.
Presentation title: Experiencing nature; Learning for their future
- 18.30 – 19.00: Registrations, Drinks and Networking
- 19.00 – 19.10: Event introduction
- 19.10 – 20.00: Speaker Presentations
- 20.00 – 20.30: Panel Discussion / Q&A
- 20.30 – 21.00: Drinks & Networking
Green Initiatives’ five part ‘Sustainable Spaces’ series will bring you the upside to eco-friendly urban design. Each forum will focus on a different local space or context with experts presenting creative and innovative ideas to better utilise urban resources, conserve the environment, minimise waste and bring together the community.