Lectures and conferences



ina Planungsgesellschaft

Prof. Linda Hildebrand talks about "Life Cycle Assessment - planning and building with the environment" at the annual symposium BUILDING FUTURE - TOOLS FOR PLANNING SUSTAINABLE BUILDINGS of ina Planungsgesellschaft mbh on the 12 th of June 2018 in Darmstadt.
Further information at www.symposium-baustelle-zukunft.de
Registration deadline is the 30th of Mai 2018


*** Beitrag auf ICBEST Konferenz ***


Guestlecture at UCLA

Within her stay at UCLA with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Prof. Hildebrand was invited to a lecture at the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Design. Under the title 'European Approach to Sustainability in the Built Environment', developments are discussed in the context of Nearly Zero Energy, Reuse and Recycling Directives. The lecture will take place on April 18th at the Advanced Building Construction event.


NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT- Role of ecological indicators

The special issue of Creativity Game – Theory and Practice of Spatial Planning journal titled "NATURAL AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT- Role of ecological indicators" encourages contributions, that discuss:

  • Resource use in the built environment
  • Instruments and methods to indicate the impact/benefits for the environment from resources
  • Reuse and recycling application
  • Information management systems to support circularity in the built environment
  • Deconstruction techniques that contribute to higher ecological value of material
  • Research impact on the air and water use by adopted and future building technologies and design
  • Environmental impacts assessment on construction sites
  • Insight on building lifespan and the relationship between building age and their environmental impact
  • Explores green building technologies and building design
  • Researches topics on sustainability and resilience in urban design
  • practice and theory / on-site experience and design theory
  • Adaptation of buildings to climate change scenario and Concepts and platforms for building material (primary or used) to benefit natural resources.

All submitted papers must be clearly written in excellent English and contain only original work, which has not been published by or is currently under review for any other journal or conference. Original papers, review papers, case studies, and research reports are encouraged. Submitted papers can be in the form of research works and practices, they can be the result of theoretical or applied research where the principles of Systems Thinking are applied to ensure trans-disciplinary and multi-scalar results. Manuscript Submission.

The deadline for submitting articles is Juni 15th.

Article proposals should be sent to the of the issue. Further information, including submission procedures and advice on formatting and preparing your manuscript, can be found at: http://www.iu-cg.org/en/authors.html


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5 lectures on Sustainable Architecture

Visiting professor at Mitrovica Summer School, 2011, Mitrovica (KO)

Next generation of energy performance: the relevance of embodied energy in facades

The future building envelope, FAEC Façade conference, 2011, Athens (GR)

Parameter für Façade Design

ars 11 berlin - summer academy Beuth Hochschule für Technik, 2011, Berlin

Ecological Impact on Architectural Design - The Performance Assessment Tool

Super Green- Façade conference, 2011, Detmold

Impulse Embodied Energy

Serie von impulse-talks, 2012 RWTH Aachen

Building fabric as ecological potential – Embodied energy as planning parameter

Vortrag an der TU Delft für Wissenberg, 2013 Delft (NL)

EFN at International Conference of the architectural envelope

Präsentation mit Fassadenmodellen, Bath, 2014 (GB)

Concept of European Facade Network Workshop

Dwell Conference, New York City, 2014 (USA) Link

Ressourcen und Nachhaltigkeit

Vortrag für den Russisch-Deutsche Zertifikatkurs: Dual Industrial System Engineering DISE, 2015, Aachen

Ökologisches Potential Gebäudesubstanz

Bauhaus Universität Weimar, 2015

EFN at International Conference of the architectural envelope

Präsentation mit Fassadenmodellen, San Sebastian, 2015 (ESP)