Programme & Venue

Two days of insights, feedback and networking 


UHasselt - The Old Prison / Oude Gevangenis

Martelarenlaan 42, 3500 Hasselt

How to get there?

We highly recommend to come to the event by public transport! 

There are regular direct trains between the main cities in Belgium (Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Liège) and Hasselt. Train schedules can be found on the website of NMBS

The venue is easily accessible from Hasselt station through a 15 minutes walk, by Blue-bike (with membership) or by bus Boulevardpendel (take the bus right at the exit of the stairs and go out at Dusartplein, at 50m of the venue).

Day ONE - 7 September 2020













Registration and welcome coffee

Welcome and practical information   - Griet Verbeeck

Keynote lecture 1: People vs resources

 dr. Ronald Rovers

Coffee break

Paper session 1: Energy and thermal comfort

20 min presentation  + 10 min Q&A per paper

Van Loy Nick (UHasselt)                 Passive and active personalized conditioning systems at a lower indoor ambient temperature

Broers Wendy (UMaastricht)          Addressing the diversity of home-owners - a quantitative analysis of Dutch adopters of residential PV

Hanan Ibrahim (ULB)                     Assessment and improvement of energy performance of the heritage residential building stock in Khedivial Cairo

Lunch break and group photo

Poster teasers

2 slides and 4 min pitch per poster

Rahif Ramin (ULiège)                      Modelling the influence of climate change on current and future buildings in relation to occupant thermal comfort and overheating risks

Diaz-Cisternas Muriel (ULiège)     Methodology for the evaluation of IEQ and comfort in schools classrooms

Nishimwe Marie-Reine (ULiège)   Decision-aiding tool based on a multi-scale and dynamic energy mapping of a regional building stock

Van de Putte Stijn (UGent)             Comparison of the actual and theoretical energy use in nZEB renovations of multi-family buildings

Gepts Bieke (UHasselt)                   Knowing the renovation rate to understand the achievability of SDG 11 & 13

Sengupta Abantika (KUL/UGent)  Development of an assessment for resilient cooling

De Corte Yanaika (UGent)             A multi-criteria evaluation method: decision-making support for renovation solutions

Van Gulck Lisa (UGent)                 The circular building strategy - Development of a quantification method

Tavernier Ineke (VUB)                    A conceptual framework for interpretation of modularity in architectural projects

Al-Obaidy Muheeb (ULiège)        Design support for regenerative buildings: a guiding methodology for architects in early design

Landuyt Laura (UGent)                  A new way of building and living: The Mobble

Delvigne Jean-Sébastien (ULB) Materiality in early design phase in construction sector

Neelen Naomi (UHasselt)              Encouraging (future) house owners to use regenerative building materials

Van Wylick Aurélie (VUB)             Fungi-mediated self-healing concrete: increasing lifespan and durability of concrete structures by inducing self-healing of cracks

Pelicaen Erik (UHasselt)

Fernandez Albin​ (HSZuyd)

Q&A around a coffee

PhD students workshop 1 - Ethical Dilemma Game

Social event


Day TWO - 8 September 2020










Registration and welcome coffee

Keynote lecture 2: How to create positive impact with sustainability research?

 dr. Carolien Hoogland

Coffee break

Paper session 2: LCA and circularity

20 min presentation per paper + 10 min Q&A

Miyamoto Ayo (KUL)         Design support tool for architects towards sustainable dwellings

Vandemoortel Els (KUL)   Method to combine environmental and financial life cycle assessment to optimize renovation of the social housing stock

Röck Martin (KUL)             A future within environmental limits: towards a hybrid LCA framework for guiding building stock development

Verga Giulia (ULB)            Circularity in Urban Ecological Transition: a first definition and the current identification of key-challenges

Lunch break

PhD students workshop 2 - Social entrepreneurship based on the SDG's

Closing session - Griet Verbeeck

End of DS²BE2020