Programme & Venue

Two days (+ 1 extra week!) of insights, feedback and networking 


The venue of the 2020 version of DS2BE will be virtual!

It will be a digital platform that allows plenty of interaction between the participants of the event.

How to get there?

The link to the virtual venue will be sent to you, after registration and at latest one week in advance to the event, together with a digital programme that gives you easy access to all sessions.

Pre-event - 1 - 6 September 2020

From 1 September on, the digital venue will be accessible for those who are registered. By then, you will already have access to the posters and the paper abstracts to start the conversations.

There will also be some more surprises revealed, all meant to enhance the opportunities for networking and interaction.

Day ONE - 7 September 2020













Welcome and practical information   - Griet Verbeeck

Keynote lecture 1: People vs resources

 dr. Ronald Rovers

Coffee break (bring your own coffee)

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)                     Investigation of thermal comfort in heritage residential buildings in Khedivial Cairo in hot-dry climate: a case study

Nkini Saul (UHasselt)                      A comparative analysis of energy performance in green and non-green office buildings in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

Lunch break (bring your own lunch)

Poster teasers

2 slides and 4 min pitch per poster

Theme 1: Comfort and energy

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

Theme 2: Assessment

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

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

Theme 3: Design & materiality

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)                Circular building with raw earth: developing earthen building solutions for reversible applications in contemporary sustainable 


Virtual Q&A and networking

PhD students workshop 1 - Dilemma Game - Professionalism and integrity in research

End of day 1

Day TWO - 8 September 2020











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

 dr. Carolien Hoogland

Coffee break (bring your own coffee)

Paper session 2: LCA and circularity

20 min presentation per paper + 10 min Q&A

Miyamoto Ayu (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 (bring your own lunch)

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

Closing session - Griet Verbeeck

End of DS²BE2020