Author: Zixian Yu, Chunhui Liao
Photography: Xingxing Wu, Xuan Xiang , Pei Zhao , Jiaying Huang, Yu Zhao
From July 22nd to 28th, 2019, the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Building and Environment（SuDBE2019）was held in the UK. The conference consisted of SuDBE2019 (Reading) and & International Forum on Green Building and Healthy Building (Cambridge).
The conference was organized by the Chongqing University, the University of Reading, UK, and the University of Cambridge, UK. And it was co-organized by China Green Building Council, National Center for International Research of Low-carbon & Green Buildings (Ministry of Science & Technology), Joint International Research Laboratory of Green Buildings & Built Environments (Ministry of Education), Technical Innovation Strategic Alliance of Healthy Building Industry, Southwest Green Building Base, China Academy of Building Research, China Southwest Architectural Design and Research Institute Co.,Ltd., Tsinghua University, Aalto University of Finland, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, University College London, Lawrence Berkeley Co-organized by the National Laboratory, the Imperial College London, and the IST, University of Lisbon, Portugal. 220 experts and scholars from 12 countries and regions including the United Kingdom, the United States, Denmark, Japan, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Portugal, France, Sweden and China attended the meeting, and there were 55 overseas personnel among them.
From July 22nd to 25th, 2019, SuDBE2019 (Reading) was held at the University of Reading, UK. Professor Dominik Zaum, the Vice President of the University of Reading, Professor Youwei Wang, the Director of the China Green Building Council, and Mr. George Adams, former Chairman of the Royal Registered Equipment Engineers Association (CIBSE), and the Chairman of the Conference, Professor Baizhan Li of Chongqing University delivered a speech in succession at the opening ceremony. Professor Bjarne W. Olesen of Technical University of Denmark, Professor Runming Yao of University of Reading, a National High Level Expert of Chongqing University, Professor Chimay Anumba of the University of Florida, an Academician of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and Professorate senior engineer Jun Wang, the Chairman of China Academy of Building Research, made a keynote report of the conference.
SuDBE2019 (Reading) conference set up 18 sub-meetings, 36 experts were invited to make a special report at the conference, including Professor Christopher Pain of Imperial College, Professor Tim Broyd of University College London, Professor Phil Jones of Cardiff University, Professor Tony Day of International Energy Research Center, Professor Hiroshi Yoshino of Tohoku University, Professor Risto Kosonen of Aalto University, Professor Steve Rowlingson of the University of Hong Kong, Professor Larry Bellamy of the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, Professor Armando Oliveira of the University of Porto, Portugal, Dr. Cathal Hoare of the University of Dublin and Dr. Niamh Murtagh of the University College of London. etc. The chairperson of the sub-meeting issued a certificate of honor and souvenirs for each invited expert.
More than 90 experts and scholars from Chongqing University, University of Reading, Tsinghua University, etc., research institutes, design consultants and equipment manufacturers made oral reports. The conference selected the“Best Report Award”,“Best Poster Award”and “Best Paper Award”, and Professor Andrew Baldwin presented the honorary certificate to the winners. On July 25th, the organizing committee arranged for the participants to visit the British Building Research Institute (BRE) and watch a number of green building technology application demonstration projects on-site.
From July 26th to 28th, 2019, International Forum on Green Building and Healthy Building were held at the University of Cambridge, UK. More than 100 experts and scholars from China Green Building Council, China Academy of Building Research, British Marish Consulting, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, Tsinghua University, and Zhejiang University attended the forum. National High-level Expert of Chongqing University, Professor Runming Yao of the University of Reading hosted the forum. Professor Alan Short of the University of Cambridge, UK, Professor Youwei Wang, Director of the China Green Building Committee, Professor Paul Linden of the University of Cambridge, Prof. Qingqin Wang, Deputy General Manager of the China Academy of Building Research, Mr. Jaya Skandamoorthy, President of Marish Consulting, UK, and Professor Angui Li of Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology made special reports. After the forum, on July 27th, 28th, the organizing committee arranged for the participants to visit the Here East Campus School of Architecture of UCL University, NW Bicester Ecological Town and Oxford University. So far, the 9th International Conference on Sustainable Development in the Building and Environment（SuDBE2019）& International Forum of Green Buildings and Healthy Buildings had come to a successful conclusion.