Data-driven Retrofits: Upgrading to Climate Resilient Buildings
20. October 11:00 - 12:15
How can data be used to make our existing buildings more resilient to the evolving climate emergency? In this session, attendees will hear from a panel of speakers ready to discuss their discoveries and possible solutions to further accelerate the pace of building retrofitting across Europe. Standing in the way of that transformation however, is an array of meteorological, sociocultural and technical challenges.
This session is part of the Challenging knowledge and innovation: accelerating a resilient and just transformation stream.
Project Manager, Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), BuiltHub representative
Judit Kockat, Project Manager, Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), BuiltHub representative
Holding a PhD in Civil Engineering, Judit specializes in energy efficiency and carbon neutrality strategies for EU urban building stocks. Drawing from her expertise in EU energy scenarios, she has successfully collaborated with policymakers, providing crucial insights on energy savings & costs and whole-life carbon benchmarks. Her approach offers a comprehensive systemic perspective, emphasizing the current context of building stocks and envisioning their future dynamics. She is committed to strengthening urban resilience, with a pronounced focus on boosting well designed energy efficiency and effective carbon emission savings. She is eager to engage with fellow resilience innovators at #EURESFO23, aiming to share knowledge and pave the way for a sustainable urban future.
City of Athens
Elissavet Bargianni, City of Athens
Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Regional and Urban Development Research
Shaojuan Xu, Postdoctoral researcher, Institute for Regional and Urban Development Research
Dr. Xu received her Ph.D. degree in Remote Sensing and Geoinformatics and her research focuses on the application of geospatial science for sustainable urban development. She has been leading research projects with topics of using earth observation data for monitoring urban land change and improving land use efficiency, using thermographic imaging for evaluation of building energy efficiency, using GIS to enhance urban green accessibility and urban well-being, and using multi-sensor fusion digital twin to support the 15 minutes city development.
Project Manager, Valencia Institute of Building
Pablo Amador, Project Manager, Valencia Institute of Building
Pablo Amador is an industrial engineer with a specialization in energy generation currently working as a project manager at the International R&D&I department of the Valencia Institute of Building (IVE). He is actively involved in various European projects dedicated to decarbonization and energy transition. His primary areas of focus lies in building renovations and energy modelling, all with the overarching goal of enhancing efficiency and resilience to address climate change challenges, underscored by a strong commitment to develop sustainable solutions for the built environment.
Expert, Data Governance, ICLEI Europe
Marcelo Lampkowski, Expert, Data Governance, ICLEI Europe
Marcelo is a data governance expert at ICLEI Europe, where he contributes to the Green Digital Transformation team by overseeing projects focused on data-driven solutions for advancing decarbonization in the building sector. Marcelo's academic accomplishments include a PhD in Energy Systems with a focus on agricultural applications, a master's degree in Information Technology, and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science.