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The InnoRenew CoE organizes its 1st International Conference “Timber – A healthy future for sustainable buildings”

Experts from across Europe will gather in Koper at the beginning of March to discuss health, sustainability, and wood in the built environment.

On Thursday, 7th March 2019, the InnoRenew CoE, in cooperation with the University of Primorska, will host its first international conference to present the latest findings about health, sustainability, and wood in the built environment. The event, “Timber – A healthy future for sustainable buildings”, will bring together, for the first time in Slovenia, international experts from diverse fields including wood science, sustainability, health, information and computer technology, construction, and architecture.

Interdisciplinarity and internationalization are two important concepts for the InnoRenew CoE. The conference was designed in this spirit and will bring to Koper outstanding experts from Slovenia, Portugal, Spain, Poland, Slovakia, Finland, Norway, and Great Britain.

The keynote speaker will be Dr Ed Suttie, research director at BRE Group (Building Research Establishment), the world’s leading building science center. Dr Suttie’s research focuses on biophilic design, the impact of wood in buildings on human health and well-being, and construction products and sustainability.

The one-day conference will take place at the University of Primorska and feature five sessions:

  • Design solutions for health, safety, and well-being;
  • Ambient Assisted Living;
  • Mental health in buildings;
  • Material design for human well-being; and
  • Regenerative sustainability and timber buildings.

More information about the conference and registration can be found on the InnoRenew CoE webpage. Registration is open until 26th February 2019.

The event is supported by silver sponsors Alfa Natura, d. o. o. and Marles, d. d., and bronze sponsors M Sora, d. d., CBD, d. o. o., and Riko Hiše, d. o. o.