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The Future of Green Architecture
Retrofitting existing houses and historic buildings. Zero-energy buildings.

Fenneken Anneveld-van Wesel, Independent Architecture & Planning Professional
Why modern technique and sustainability are important for the preservation of historic buildings.
Huis Schouwenburg was restored in 2008-2012. The preservation of the house was combined with the introduction of modern measures of sustainability. The presentation shows the situation before and after restoration, the choices made during the process and the results. It describes the use of sun energy and energy from biomass, insulation and application of wall heating.

Gijs Hoen, Project Leader, Stadsherstel Amsterdam
Monumental buildings: possibilities for a sustainable future
Dutch monuments are often very power consuming. New buildings have to be less power consuming, monumental buildings are not forced to get better results. Still there’s a lot to gain. Not only for buildings that are being restored, also buildings in use can be adapted for a more sustainable future.

Paul de Ruiter, Paul de Ruiter Architects
Towards a CO2-neutral society
The transition to a CO2-neutral society calls for new partnerships that transcend the boundaries of sectors and chains. We cannot wait until 2050 as the Dutch government is aiming for a climate-neutral economy: we are in need of a CO2-neutral society tomorrow. As architects we can pave the way for making possible what appears impossible and develop unexpected and pioneering solutions: inspired collaboration produces innovative architecture.

Mathias Lehner, founding partner, lehner gunther
NEXTCity - Biodiversity Design leading to more Quality of Life for all Species
Ever more people leave nature and the countryside in order to live in the city. Unexpectedly biodiversity in the city grows, too. In fact there is a new kind of city coming into existence where humans, animals and plants live together and are able toe profit from each other: the Next City. More biodiversity is an opportunity for more Quality of Life in the city: better (micro) climate, more conscious exchange with the urban environment and higher real estate value.

Our Moderator is Tarik Yousif, Presenter at the Dutch public broadcaster NTR

Event details

the future of Green Architecture
Retrofitting existing houses and historic buildings. Zero-energy buildings.

May 29
, 2014, 18:30 - 21:15
- Ascension Day / Hemelvaartsdag

Location: Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis, Herengracht 518, 1017 CC Amsterdam
[this is not the regular museum entrance]

A collaboration between Museum Geelvinck Hinlopen Huis and the Club of Amsterdam



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