Tue 16 Oct, 8.30 am – 5.30 pm
Wed 17 Oct, 9 am – 1 pm
Excursion: Wed 17 Oct, 1 pm – 6 pm
Eco-house of architect Ly Truc Dung, Hoa Binh Province
From Goethe Institut:
From 16-17 October 2012 a conference on “Green Housing in Vietnam: between Tradition and Modernity” will take place at the Goethe Institute. An interdisciplinary group of experts including Vietnamese and German scientists and decision-makers from ministries, architectural offices, local NGOs and construction companies will hold intensive discussions about obstacles and solutions for the promotion of climate-adapted architecture and energy-efficient construction in Vietnam. Partners for this conference are the University of Hamburg and the Ministry of Industry and Trade, which coordinates the National Energy Efficiency Program, and the NGO Live & Learn.
More than a third of global energy consumption is used for homes and buildings. The way that buildings are planned, renovated and maintained has significant effects, not least in light of global climate change. In Vietnam, the potential to promote climate-adapted architecture and energy efficient building is far from exhausted. Due to the tropical climate a particularly large amount of energy for cooling and dehumidification is needed here. The economic boom has allowed construction to grow enormously. For the first time broad middle classes have emerged. The so-called “new consumers”, however, are often very consumption-oriented and lead increasingly resource-intensive lifestyles. They are the most important decision-makers in the construction of new residential buildings and are thus a key group for greater sustainability. In this context the ‘rediscovery’ of traditional tropical architecture, which is based on natural ventilation, represents an important opportunity.
Language: The conference language is English (with simultaneous translation into Vietnamese).
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