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Antrittsvorlesung von Prof. Greg Foliente Towards a More Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment Future – A Systems-Based nBL Performance Approach

DAAD-Gastprofessor Greg Foliente Ph.D., Institut für Baustoffe, Massivbau und Brandschutz, Fachgebiet Organische Baustoffe und Holzwerkstoffe, der Technischen Universität Braunschweig, hält seine Antrittsvorlesung „Towards a More Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment Future – A Systems-Based nBL Performance Approach“ am

Mittwoch, 21. November 2012, um 17.00 Uhr
in der Aula, Haus der Wissenschaft, Pockelsstraße 11, 38106 Braunschweig.

Addressing the challenges of a resource-limited and low-carbon future, our built environment needs to be designed and managed so that its whole-life performance minimises the draw on our Natural Capital, maximises the return on our Economic Capital, and enhances our Social Capital. In this presentation the concept of triple-bottom-line outcomes is extended to a systems-based n-bottom line (nBL) framework, where innovative solutions are facilitated at every stage of the built asset life cycle (goal-setting, design, construction, operations and management) using the performance approach – whether the main objective is general building quality control (e.g. regulation) or meeting individual project brief requirements (e.g. procurement and production), whether the focus is an individual building, or a building stock, a community or an urban environment. Key science developments and applications in engineering and energy/carbon performance of built environments are presented; future directions – esp. considering the potential implications to science/research and higher education – are identified. Sustained innovation and rapid rates of industry and market transformation are required to meet our society’s most pressing problems today.

About Prof. Greg Foliente

Prof. Foliente is Senior Science Leader in the Division of Ecosystem Sciences at CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency. Based in Melbourne, he leads and manages R&D initiatives and projects related to climate mitigation and adaptation, sustainable built environment and infrastructure, and transitions to urban sustainability. His past research included performance analysis (through physical testing and computer modeling) of building and infrastructure systems. Prof. Foliente was the main organizer and co-chair of the 2008 World Sustainable Building Conference (SB08 Melbourne). Considered as one of the world’s leading experts in the performance approach in Architecture, Engineering and Construction and Facility Management (AEC-FM), he was Program Director of the Performance Based Building networks in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region, and has led several international activities on this topic with CIB. Prof. Foliente initiated the Australian Life Cycle Inventory Database Initiative (AusLCI), was the facilitator and primary author of the Smart Grid R&D Roadmap for Australia, initiated and led the Australian Zero Emissions Housing (AusZEH) and the Australian Zero Emission Office (ZEO) projects. He is a task leader in the International Energy Agency (IEA) Annex 57 on “Evaluation of Embodied Energy and Carbon Dioxide Emissions for Building Construction”. He has received a number of prestigious international awards – including the 2003 James Croes Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) – and serves as an expert consultant to industry, government and international organisations, including the United Nations (UN). Prof. Foliente received his PhD and Masters’ degrees at Virginia Tech in the USA, and has completed advanced management and leadership programs, including one from the MIT Sloan School of Management in Boston. He previously worked at the University of California in Berkeley, and has co-supervised PhD students and post-docs in North America, Asia and Australia. He has/had appointments to esteemed international scientific committees and overseas research institutions, has an extensive scientific publications record and is often invited to speak on innovation and sustainability in Australia and internationally. Prof. Foliente is currently the 2012-2013 Wilhelm Klauditz Fellow at Fraunhofer WKI, and the 2012-2013 DAAD Visiting Professor at Technische Universität Braunschweig, Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Environmental Sciences.