Werner Lang, PhD, is Professor of Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building at the Technische Universität München (TUM). He is also coordinator of the Center for Energy-Efficient and Sustainable Design and Building (ENPB) at TUM, which is part of the Munich School of Engineering and its research initiative ‘TUM Energy’. Until 2010, he had been Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture (UTSOA) and Director of the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD).
His focus in research is the energy performance of buildings and urban environments and the relationship between energy and architectural design. He is the author of numerous articles and gave many presentations on energy-efficient building at national and international events. He is co-author of the ‘Façade Construction Manual‘, which was translated into four languages.
In addition to his commitment to teaching and research at the TUM, he is the Director of the Oskar von Miller Forum in Munich, which is an independent educational initiative dedicated to enhance the image of construction engineering in wider society. Furthermore he is co-director of the architectural firm ‘Lang Hugger Rampp Architects’
18:00 Cultural Hall Herceg Stjepan Kosaca
Day two, Thursday 05 October 2017
Resource depletion, its environmental impacts and the related climate change are some of the largest challenges, mankind is facing today. In the light of our rapidly growing population and increasing demands with regard to food, comfort, mobility, space and well-being of our world’s population, rapid action is required to ensure a sustainable approach towards our built environment on all scales, including the regional-, urban-, neighborhood-, and building scale. The presentation will demonstrate, how green design affects all these different scales in a positive way, and how synergies between these scales can help to secure a sustainable future.