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The 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Building and Environment(SuDBE2019)& the International Forum of Green and Healthy Buildings will be held in the University of Reading and the University of Cambridge, UK from 22nd to 28th July 2019.

The aim of this event is to encourage academics, designers and engineers, policy-makers to share the most up-to-date research outcomes and practical experience in green buildings and low-carbon eco-cities.  The SuDBE international conference was first launched in 2003 jointly organized by Chongqing University and the University of Cambridge. The consecutive biennial conferences mainly focus on sustainable building environmental design, building energy conservation and carbon reduction, low-carbon technologies, urban ecological environment and green buildings, renewable energy utilization and indoor environments. 






Professor Christopher Pain

Imperial College London (ICL), UK

A Professor in the department of Earth Science and Engineering at Imperial College London (ICL), UK,the head of the Applied Computation and Modelling Group (AMCG), which is the largest research grouping at ICL and comprises of about 50 research active scientists. AMCG specialises in the development and application of innovative and world leading modelling techniques for nuclear, earth, engineering and biomedical sciences. The group has core research interests in numerical methods for nuclear, atmosphere, engineering fluids including multiphase flows, neutral particle radiation transport, coupled fluids-solids modeling with discrete element methods, turbulence modelling, inversion methods and imaging. Professor Christopher Pain was honoured by Imperial College London by winning its Research Excellence Award in 2010, in recognition his world-leading research. His academic interests are in general Computational Fluid Dynamics (including multi-phase flow, oceanography and geophysical fluid dynamics), nuclear safety, optimisation, numerical research, including parallel solution techniques, recurrent and feed-forward neural networks, a priori error measures and mesh adaptivity, discretisation techniques, resolution of linear and non-linear equations, non-linear dynamics, numerical shape description and differential geometry. He is the original author of general purpose parallel Computational Fluid Dynamics code Fluidity and the FETCH coupled nuclear and multi-phase flow model used for analysis of: nuclear reactors, waste repositories and solution and powder processing accidents. He has authored over 180 journal publications, graduated 38 PhD students and completed 42 industry and research council grants. I have won £40m in research funding over the last 15 years.

Title of speech: Adaptive mesh finite element methods for modelling the turbulent flows and pollution dispersion within urban environments


Professor Tim Broyd, BSc, PhD, CEng, FREng, FICE, FRSA

University College London (UCL)

An influential and innovative senior individual with a wealth of experience in conceiving and deploying policy, strategy and applied research to solve built environment and engineering problems and deliver business advantage across a broad spectrum of international markets.  A charismatic and empathetic communicator and leader able to motivate diverse teams to achieve the most challenging goals.  A track record of meeting, and frequently exceeding, performance targets. Appointed as Professor of Built Environment Foresight in The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, reporting directly to the Dean of The Bartlett.  Simultaneously appointed as Honorary Professor of Civil Engineering in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering in the Faculty of Engineering Science.  

Professor Hiroshi Yoshino

Tohoku UniversityJapan

Hiroshi Yoshino is Professor Emeritus of Tohoku University (Japan), and presently Distinguished Professor of Chongqing University, Foreign Principle Lecturer at Zhejiang University and Professor of Yangtze Delta Region Institute of Tsinghua University, Zhejiang. He has been involving in research subjects for building science such as indoor environment and energy conservation, ventilation and indoor air quality, occupant’s health and indoor environment, and passive solar system performance. He is one of the contributors to the reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. He has been a member of Science Council of Japan and is working with a Secretary General and Treasurer of Science Council of Asia. He was the President of the Architectural Institute of Japan from 2013 to 2015. He used to be the Operating Agent at International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme, responsible to the Annex 53 Total Energy Use in Buildings.

Title of speech: Sustainable development of residential building in Japan



Professoer Risto Kosonen

Aalto University, Finland

Professorship is in the area of HVAC technology with focus on indoor climate, high performing building services and as well as energy efficiency in buildings. Current research projects are focused on energy efficiency of building and near zone area, utilization of digitalization & IoT and indoor climate. Earlier 20 years experience in industry of business development, research and development of HVAC- systems and services.  Leadership experience in several research projects with industry during 25 years including cooperation with international universities. Author of over 320 international publications. Nine European patents (EPO) of indoor climate and energy systems. He has been reviewer of H2020 European projects, evaluator of EU Structural Fund on Industry Driven Research in Latvia and Poland and also Estonian science Centers of Excellences. Prof.  Kosonen has been a keynote speaker in international conferences e.g. in China and Romania and he is President of ROOMVENTILATION Conference 2018.

Title of speech:  Smart HVAC- systems as a service platform for creating optimal indoor climate


Professor Tony Day

IERC International Energy Research Centre, Ireland

Tony is the Executive Directive of the International Energy Research Centre (IERC), based at the Tyndall National Institute in Cork, Ireland. The €20M funded IERC is a partnership between government and industry to undertake innovative research in integrated energy solutions, focussing on demand side issues and energy efficiency. Prior to this he was Energy Services Director at TEAM (EAA Ltd), having  worked for 20 years at London South Bank University (LSBU) in teaching and research. At LSBU he set up the £3M Centre for Efficient and Renewable Energy in Buildings (CEREB), a research, demonstration and teaching facility for low carbon building energy systems. He has conducted research and published widely in the areas of building energy analysis and the application of low and zero carbon technologies in the urban environment. Tony is a Fellow of both CIBSE and the Energy Institute.

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Professor Phillip Jones

Chair of Architectural Science and Chair of the Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI)

I am Chairman of the Board of Directors of Warm Wales, a community interest company formed to install energy efficiency measures to existing fuel poor housing in Wales and which so far has delivered over a £50 million program of work since 2006. I have considerable experience of consulting, specialising in building energy and environment design. I have provided environmental consultancy for 50 to 100 buildings, many carried out in collaboration with Kopitsis Bauphysik in Switzerland. Examples of projects include, building physics for the EMPA zero energy office in Switzerland (2006), energy analysis of the Pearl Island development in Qatar (2007), building physics for the Atkins designed Lighthouse low energy tower in Dubai (2008), low carbon urban master-planning, with Hyder (Hong Kong), for the proposed Gateway City in Ras Al Khaimah (2010), environmental analysis of the extension to the Kunsthaus Museum in Zurich (2011), analysis of chilled surface cooling for the Parkview Green mall-office-hotel complex in Beijing (2011,) and expert opinion for the Brickell ’Climate Ribbon’ Mall in Miami (2012). The Dubai Lighthouse project was awarded the Cardiff University innovation award (2008). I was appointed (2007) to deliver a series of sustainability awareness raising events to Atkins senior management in UAE, China and UK. In partnership with Neath Port Talbot District Borough Council we were awarded an RIBA regional design award for the Gateway low energy factory development at the Baglan Energy Park, Port Talbot.

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Professor Steve Rowlinson

The University of Hong Kong, China

Chair Professor Steve Rowlinson obtained his degree in civil engineering from the University of Nottingham and his Master degree from Imperial College, London and after working for the GLC for a number of years as a road and bridge engineer completed by his PhD at Brunel University. Steve is a member of the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. Steve joined Hong Kong University in 1987 in the department of civil engineering but then moved to the department of real estate and construction in 1991. On arrival in Hong Kong Steve was shocked to find that the accident rate in the construction industry was over 350 accidents per 1000 workers annually. This provoked his interest in construction safety and he has been involved in research and consultancy in the area ever since. He actively takes roles in the Lighthouse club, the British Chamber of Commerce Construction Industry Group and the Clients Safety Benchmarking Group. He has written half a dozen books on construction site safety both in Hong Kong and worldwide and has graduated 35 PhD students, many of whom studied construction site safety in one way or another. He was the recipient of the CIC/Lighthouse Club Golden Helmet award in 2015. Steve’s research expertise encompasses construction IT, procurement systems and OHS. He developed the MSc in Integrated Project Delivery at HKU commencing in September 2016 and is currently the course director. He has published almost 100 international journal papers and has written 15 books and monographs. He is leader of the construction project management team in the Faculty of Architecture and is a regular speaker at conferences and events in Hong Kong and worldwide.

Title of speech:  Integrated project delivery: safe and sustainable


Professor Larry Bellamy

University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Larry is the Ada Rutherford Professor of Architectural Engineering at the University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand. He is the Research Director of the industry-led Building Innovation Partnership and Director of the Master of Architectural Engineering programme. This is the first programme of its kind in New Zealand to focus on improving collaboration and technical skills of building design professionals. Previously Professor Bellamy was the Manager of Engineering, Design and Science within the New Zealand Government’s building regulator, where he helped to lead the Government’s response to the 2010/11 Canterbury earthquakes, and has also worked as a building energy and sustainability consultant. His current research focusses on the development of novel building materials and envelopes, using digital twins and digital building technologies, and embedding wellbeing into investment-decision making.

Title of speech:  An intergenerational wellbeing framework for developing building sustainability policies and performance standards


Professor Charles Janeke

Constellation Dynamics, Llc, USA

MS + MS MECHNICAL Engineering (University of Pretoria, S/Africa 1964/67)

Honorary Professor Chongqing Jangste University (Chongqing, PPRC 1992)

Vice Chairman Council Tall Buildings and Urban habitat 1988 to 1996

Naturalize citizen USA (enter Sept/1988 via EB2B entitlement

Take/pass California Professional Engineer’s exam Oct/2001

JD (law) Abraham Lincoln University (Los Angeles 2007)

Invented FREE-COOL HVAC in 1982 (ASHRAE HOUSTON, TX)

Invented STOCHASTIC OPTIMALL CONTROL FOR HVAC in 1983 (SIBSI Tokyo 1983)

Invented POLAR-EQUILIBRIUM (GLOBAL WARMING) synthesis 2009 (SuDBE2009)

Invented POLAR-INVERSION (STOCHASTIC GLOBAL REFRIGERATION ENGINE) synthesis 2013

Invented HYPERSONIC CRYOGENICS (STOCHASTIC SHOCKWAVE PIERCING MEANS) 2010

Invented HYPERSONIC STOCHASTIC SWITCH (HELIUM DISTILLATION MEANS) March 2016

Invented ZERO LMTD (Log Mean Temperature Difference) (HVAC CHILLER) March 2017.

OCCUPATION: Property development (Los Angeles); Hypersonic Cryogenics (Virginia Tech)

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Professor Armando Oliveira

University of Porto

A professor of Faculty of Engineering,University of Porto. Director of the Centre for Renewable Energy Research at INEGC, University of Porto(portugal). He has a wide range of experience in the field of renewableenergy, solar energy system and sustainable building. He was responsible for many R&D projects and funded by the EU, and is the coordinator of REElCOOP. He is also Secretary-General of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies. Coordinated and participated in 18 European R&D projects related to the development of new and sustainable energy systems (solar thermal systems; heating, cooling and CHP systems), with a total budget exceeding 11 million euros. Most recent project: REELCOOP (see www.reelcoop.com). Secretary-General of the World Society of Sustainable Energy Technologies and co-responsible for the conference series on Sustainable Energy Technologies, with several editions held in Europe, Asia and America.

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