DDD Conference

Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

Conveners: Prof. Alva Peled, BGU, Prof. Isaac Meir, BGU, & Prof. Moshe Herzberg, BGU

Desert environments demand that planning and design of settlements, buildings, materials and methods be considered in ways different from those common in less harsh environments. Appropriate planning and design custom made for deserts can create better living conditions for residents, while at the same time can lower energy demand for the acclimatization of buildings and enhance the production of electricity from Renewable Energy Sources (RES). Such issues are being stressed as climate changes and exacerbates, impacting risk groups and the mere survivability of desert communities, as well as such that are being affected by desertification processes.

The BGU Center of Energy & Sustainability (CES) is organizing two thematic sessions:

Energy & Sustainability I – The built environment
Energy & Sustainability II – Materials

Each session includes experts from Israel and overseas.

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  • Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    1. Prof. Ursula Eicker

    Strategies and Modeling Tools for Urban Decarbonization

    Concordia University, Canada

  • Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    2. Prof. Sue Roaf

    Building Sufficiency and Resilient Comfort in a Desert Context

    Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom

  • Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    3. Prof. David Pearlmutter

    Urban Planning Tools for Maximizing the Effect of Shade Trees on Pedestrian Thermal Comfort

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

  • Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    4. Prof. Denia Kolokotsa

    Cool Roofs in Europe

    Technical University of Crete Kounoupidiana, Greece

     

  • Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    5. Prof. Isaac A. Meir

    Tall Buildings and the City – On Energy, Micro-Climate and Sustainability Considerations

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

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