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

    Dr. Gabriella Bar–Ness

    Development of sustainable building materials based on local industrial waste and quarrying materials

    Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering,  

    Ben-Gurion University, Israel 

    Session 2

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Dr. Niyazi Serdar Sariciftci

    Beyond Photovoltaics: Towards Solar Photo-Electrocatalysis

    Johannes Kepler University of Linz, Austria

    Session 2

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Mr. Rotem Haik

    Low Energy Insulating Building Materials Based on Hemp Bio-Aggregate

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

    Session 2

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Prof. David Cahen

    Can Energy Conversion Materials be Sustainable? Solar PV Ones, Maybe

    Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel

    Session 2

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Prof. David Pearlmutter

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

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

    Session 1

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Prof. Denia Kolokotsa

    Cool Roofs in Europe

    Technical University of Crete Kounoupidiana, Greece

    Session 1

     

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Prof. Guedi Capeluto

    A Critical Look at the Future of Green Architecture

    Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel

    Session 1

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Prof. Isaac A. Meir

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

    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

    Session 1

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Prof. Jeffrey Gordon

    Today’s Most Promising Directions for High-Impact Solar Research and Development

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

    Session 2

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Prof. Sue Roaf

    Building Sufficiency and Resilient Comfort in a Desert Context

    Heriot-Watt University, United Kingdom

    Session 1

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Prof. Ursula Eicker

    Strategies and Modeling Tools for Urban Decarbonization

    Concordia University, Canada

    Session 1

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    Energy and Sustainability in the Built Environment

    Prof. Yaniv Gelbstein

    Thermoelectric Conversion of Waste Heat into Useful Electricity

    Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

    Session 2

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