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Keynote Speakers

Keynote speaker day 1

Prof. Ian Hamilton

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Keynote lecture:

Energy epidemiology: how interdisciplinary approaches will secure the zero carbon buildings stock transition in Europe


Ian Hamilton is Professor of Energy, Environment and Health and Executive Director of the Lancet Countdown on Health and Climate Change.


Ian’s research in the built environment is at the intersection of climate, energy and health. His research background is in evaluating climate mitigation actions and energy efficiency in the built environment their impact on energy demand and building energy performance, along with indoor and outdoor environmental conditions, and associated health and wellbeing outcomes. Ian is the Operating Agent for the International Energy Agency’s Annex 70 - Building Energy Epidemiology, a co-investigator on the UKRI Centre for Research into Energy Demand Solutions, the NERC APEx London Air Pollution and ANTICIPATE project, and Newton funded Capability and Energy Poverty project in Mexico.  He has worked with the IEA to develop the Global and Regional Roadmaps for Buildings and Construction, and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction’s Buildings Global Status Reports.

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Keynote speaker day 2

Prof. Johan Albrecht

Keynote lecture:

Can we renovate towards a carbon-free building stock without increasing inequality?


Prof. Johan Albrecht studied at the universities of Ghent and Oxford and obtained a PhD in environmental economics from Ghent University. He teaches environmental and energy economics courses at Ghent University and is a senior fellow at Itinera Institute. He is the author of nine books and more than forty publications in international journals and collections. Prof. Albrecht also acted as an advisor in the fields of energy and technology policy of various Belgian and international organizations.

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