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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 Chimay J. Anumba

FREng, Ph.D., D.Sc., Dr.h.c., CEng/PE, FICE, FIStructE, FASCE

Professor Chimay Anumba is Dean of the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida. He is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, FREng. He holds a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Leeds, UK; a higher doctorate – D.Sc. (Doctor of Science) - from Loughborough University, UK; and an Honorary Doctorate (Dr.h.c.) from Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. His research interests are in the fields of advanced engineering informatics, concurrent engineering, knowledge management, distributed collaboration systems, and intelligent systems. He has more than 500 scientific publications in these fields and his work has received support worth in excess of $150m from a variety of sources. He has also supervised to completion more than 49 doctoral candidates and mentored over 25 postdoctoral researchers. He is a Chartered/Professional Engineer and a Fellow of the following professional institutions: The Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), The Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), and The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). He is Editor-in-Chief of the journal: Engineering, Construction and Architectural Management (ECAM) and sits on the editorial board of numerous other journals. He is the recipient of the 2018 ASCE Computing in Civil Engineering Award.

Presentation title: Built Environment Resilience: a Critical Component of Sustainable Development

Professor Bjarne W. Olesen

Bjarne W. Olesen, Professor, Ph. D, Dr.H.C., R. International Centre for Indoor Environment and Energy Technical University of Denmark, Department of Civil Engineering Nils Koppel Allé, DTU, Building 402, DK-2800 Kgs. Lyngby, Master's degree in civil engineering, 1972. Ph.D., Laboratory of heating and Air Conditioning, Technical University of Denmark, 1975. In the period 1972-1990 Research scientist at the Laboratory of Heating and Air Conditioning. Part time affiliated as product manager at Brüel & Kjaer 1978-1992. Senior Research Scientist, College of Architecture, Virginia Tech. in the period 1992-1993. Since 1993 until January 2004 Head of Research & Development at UPONOR-VELTA GmbH KG & Co., Norderstedt, Germany. Since January 2004 full professor in Indoor Environment & Energy at the Technical University of Denmark and director of the International Center for Indoor Environment and Energy until 2017, Technical University of Denmark. Awarded the Ralph Nevins Award (1982), Distinguish Service Award (1997), Fellow Award (2001) and Exceptional Service Award (2006) from ASHRAE. Honorary member of AICARR (Italy), SHASE (Japan) and VDI-TGA (Germany). Chivalric Order of Dannebrog, from the Danish Queen (2012). Doctor Honoris Causa, Slovak University of Technology, ASHRAE President 2017-18.

His main research activities are related to thermal comfort, ventilation and radiant heating and cooling systems. Is active in several CEN-ISO standard committees regarding indoor environment and energy performance of buildings and HVAC systems. Has published more than 400 papers including more than 100 in peer reviewed journals.

Presentation title: Do international standards take into account diversity when specifying requirements for indoor environmental quality?

Professor C. Alan Short

Alan Short was work focuses on the design of sustainable buildings. He won the RIBA President’s Award for ‘Outstanding Professional Practice-located Research’ 2007 for the project ‘Design for the Warming Environment’ and the 2009 RIBA President’s Commendation for Outstanding University-located Research for his work on the resilience of the NHS Estate. He is a PR China Ministry of Education Distinguished Professor Chongqing University, a Guest Professor at Zhejiang University and was the 2014 George Collins Fellow of the Society of Architectural Historians and 2013-14 Geddes Fellow at the University of Edinburgh. He also designs buildings, one of very few architects in the UK deeply involved in Higher Education and Research, maintaining Short & Associates Architects as a vehicle for putting research concepts into practice, winning the first 'High Architecture, Low Energy Award' 1995; 'Green Building of the Year' 1995; the Society of College, National and University Librarians (SCONUL) 'Best Academic Library Award' 1998-2003 and ‘Commendation’ 2008; CIBSE 'Project of the Year' in 2003 & 2004; ‘CIBSE Environmental Initiative of the Year’ 2006; BDA ‘Building of the Year 2001’ and ‘Best Public Building 2006’; RIBA Awards in 1995, 2000, 2003 and 2006. He is the Principle Investigator for the UK-China EPSRC/NSFC funded ‘Low carbon climate-responsive heating and cooling of cities’ (LoHCool), focussing on carbon reduction opportunities in mega-cities in China. He was the Principal Investigator for the EPSRC Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change project ‘Design and Delivery of Robust Hospital Environments in a Changing Climate’ DeDeRHECC (2009-13), and the NIHR funded  ‘Design Strategy for Low Energy Ventilation and Cooling of Health Buildings’ (2006-09).

Presentation title: The recovery of natural environments in architecture

Professor Runming Yao


Professor Runming Yao is currently a Professor of the Sustainable Built Environment at the University of Reading, a Lead Academic of Design and Management of Sustainable Built Environments at the School of the Built Environment; and Global Expert Professor at Chongqing University. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (FCIBSE), a Member of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building(FCIOB), and a Fellow of Higher Academy(FHEA). She is a peer review College Member of the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). She has been a referee for numerous research councils including Netherlands (NOW), Portugal (FCT) Natural sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada(NSERC), Government of Canada Research Program. Ministry of Science and Technology China (MOST) and, Hong Kong (RGC). She has a broad research interests in the sustainable built environment with focuses on energy efficiency and environment in buildings. She has published widely in the areas of thermal comfort and wellbeing, building performance assessment, energy modelling, urban microclimates, and HVAC system and energy management. She currently leads a large national research R&D project and UK China research grant on the solutions of heating and cooling of buildings in the Yangtze River region, (125 million Yuan). She is Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Building Engineering (JoBE).

Presentation title: Integrated solutions for Low Carbon Climate-responsive Heating and Cooling

Professor Wang Qingqin

Prof. Wang Qingqin, BEng. MSc. DPhil., is the Vice-President of China Academy of Building Research (CABR), and enjoys the high reputation as a distinguished expert in the area of building energy efficiency, green building, indoor air quality and development of related standards.

Over the 30 years of professional career, Prof. Wang Qingqin has been responsible or participated in 19 research projects funded by EU, Global Environment Facility, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China (MOHURD), Ministry of Science and Technology of China, Beijing Municipal Commission of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, Energy Foundation and relative government departments and organizations. He has published 19 specialized technical books, over 150 articles of high impact and claimed 3 patents. Besides, he is the main editor or reviewers of 14 national standards and 6 industrial standards. His contribution significantly accelerates the development of building energy efficiency and transition from conventional building to green building and healthy building in China. Based on his outstanding achievements, he is honored to be the person of “Talent Project in the New Millennium” and “Special Government Allowances of the State Council of China”.

Prof. Wang Qingqin is currently undertaking a number of important roles, including: (1) Director of Academic Committee of Active House; (2)Vice-Director of Management Office of the National R&D Programs of MOHURD; (3) Director of Disaster Prevention Research Center of MOHURD; (4) Appointed expert of Green Building Review Committee of MOHURD; (5) Director of Academic Committee of CABR; (6) Vice-President of China Association of Building Energy Efficiency; (7) Director of Green Building and Eco-city Committee of China Association for Engineering Construction Standardization; (8) Vice-Director of Green Building Committee of Chinese Society for Urban Studies; (9) Director of State Key Laboratory of Building Safety and Built Environment; (10) Director of National Engineering Research Center of Building Technology.

Presentation title: Introduction to the assessment standard for green building of China

Professor Wang Jun

Prof. Wang Jun, Doctor of structure engineering, Doctoral supervisor, is Chairman of China Academy of Building Research (CABR). He is also Chairman of China Association for Engineering Construction Standardization, Vice Chairman of Architectural Society of China, Vice Chairman of China Civil Engineering Society, and Vice Chairman of Chinese Society for Urban Studies. He is honored with the special government allowances by the State Council of China.

Prof. Wang Jun has been engaged in scientific research and management of space structure, green retrofitting of existing buildings, and testing and evaluation of structure engineering. He is responsible for many major national and MOHURD (Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of China) engineering and scientific projects, including research on test, calculation, analysis, design and construction of space structures like tower mast, grid frame, reticulated shell and prestressed concrete spherical tower; and programming of spatial structure computation and analysis software.

As the project leader, Prof. Wang Jun has carried out major national research projects of the "Eleventh Five-Year Plan", "Twelfth Five-Year Plan" and "Thirteenth Five-Year Plan", which are "Research and Demonstration of Key Technologies for Comprehensive Retrofitting of Existing Buildings", "Research and Demonstration of Key Technologies for Green Retrofitting of Existing Buildings", and " Key Technologies for Improvement and Retrofitting of Comprehensive Performance of Existing Public Buildings”.

Prof. Wang Jun is editor-in-chief of many national, industrial and academic standards and works, such as “Assessment standard for green retrofitting of existing building”, “Technical specification for green retrofitting of existing building”, “Yearbook of existing building retrofitting”, “Standards and case study of green retrofitting of existing building in other countries”.  Prof. Wang Jun received many rewards for his achievements including the 2nd prize of National Award for Science and Technology Advancement and the 1st prize of Cathay Award for Science and Technology Advancement of Ministry of Construction.

Presentation title: Roadmap for Retrofitting of Existing Public Buildings in China

Professor Angui Li 

Prof. Angui Li is the Dean of School of Building Services Science and Engineering, and a HVAC professor of Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology. Prof. Angui Li was once a visiting professor and ​Royal Society K. C. Wong Fellow at Cardiff University of UK (2000-2003), a visiting professor of Nihon University in Japan 2005, and senior research fellow at Purdue University in USA (2009), and professor at Umea University in Sweden. 

Over thirty years, Prof. Angui Li is active in novel and high efficiency ventilation such as attachment ventilation for large spaces such as industrial workshops, underground hydropower stations, subways or tunnels. He has led more than 50 research projects including the EU project, the National Natural Science Foundation and the National Science and Technology Key Projects. 

He has been authorized more than 50 invention patents. As the first winner, he has received 2 National Technology Invention Awards. In 2013, he was granted the honor title of "National distinguished experts with outstanding contributions". 

He is the President of International Association of Underground Space Environment. Prof. Angui Li was the Chair of ISHVAC 2013, National Ventilation Conference 2007. He is the vice president of Refrigeration & Heat Pump Committee of China. 

Presentation title:

Wang Youwei, researcher

Brief introduction: Wang Youwei, researcher, former deputy dean of China Academy of Building Research,director of the China Green Building Council, member of the Science and Technology Committee of the Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development. Main research areas: green buildings and low-carbon eco-cities; urban underground space development; urban earthquake and disaster prevention. As the main person in charge and drafter, he has presided over the establishment of evaluation standard for green building (GB/T 50378-2006), Technical standard for performance assessment of residential buildings (GB/T 50362-2005), Residential building code (GB/T 50368-2005) , Perforated brick (KPI type) seismic design and construction regulations (JGJ68-90), Assessment standard for green eco-district(GB/T51255-2017).

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