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Event – World Sustainable Building (SB) Conference, Melbourne, 21-25 September 2008

Posted in Events, Movements, Research by Ferne Edwards on June 16th, 2008

The World Sustainable Building (SB) Conference series, which has been held every three years, is the peak gathering of the world’s leading technical experts and researchers on sustainable built environments. SB08 will continue a traditional focus on technical developments and case studies.

Download the SB08 Program[pdf]

By registering for SB08, taking place in Melbourne from 21-25 September 2008, you can hear from some of the world’s leading keynote speakers, including:

Professor Bill Rees
Best known as the originator of the ‘ecological footprint analysis’ concept, Prof Rees is a professor at the University of British Columbia. A popular and dynamic speaker and widely published author and scholar, UBC awarded him a Senior Killam Research Prize in acknowledgment of his research achievements. More

Rosario Marin
A Cabinet member of the State Government of California – and formerly the 41st Treasurer of the United States from 2001 to 2003 under President G.W. Bush – Ms Marin now chairs Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Green Action Team which is implementing a policy and action agenda aimed at ‘greening’ the State. More

Douglas Durst
Mr Durst is head of The Durst Organization, which is building the Bank of America Tower at One Bryant Park – the most environmentally advanced office tower in the world. Mr Durst is one of New York City’s most respected real estate owners and developers, and one of the pioneers of the Green Building Movement. More

Nils Larsson
Nils Larsson is synonymous with the SB conference series and is again playing a leading role in SB08. Nils is Executive Director of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment. He is the main developer of the SBTool assessment method and is also the main organiser of the Green Building Challenge. More

Professor Thomas Luetzkendorf
Thomas is Professorial Chair in Sustainable Management of Housing and Real Estate at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany. With backgrounds in civil engineering, business engineering, energy and building ecology, he deals with principles and implementation of sustainable development in the construction, housing and real estate sector. More

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