These are the minds behind the glasstec UPDATE - International conference " Carbon neutrality with glass ":
General Manager Glass Futures Ltd.
Aston Fuller, General Manager at Glass Futures in St Helens, UK, working on building long term strategic memberships combined with cutting edge research and development programmes planned for the 30tonne per day R&D pilot plant currently under construction at the site of a former UGB container manufacturing site in the Liverpool City Region.
Eleven years of experience in the Glass industry with a focus on batch and furnace, combustion, capital projects and energy management with recent experience in research and development, funding and international relationship building. At the forefront of work on alternative fuels and the development of hydrogen infrastructure within the UK, working closely with public bodies to understand future funding mechanisms for transitions to low carbon manufacturing and a personal interest in entrepreneurship and innovation.
Product Manager arcon Flachglas-Veredlung GmbH & CO. KG
Hermann Dehner is Product Manager at arcon Flachglas Veredlung GmbH & Co. KG. He studied material science at university in Nuremberg. From 2006-2014 he was Head of Quality Management and Development at arcon-dur Sicherheitsglas GmbH & Co. KG.
Head of Group Solar Building Envelopes Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
Dr. Tilmann E. Kuhn studied physics at the University in Heidelberg, Germany. He wrote a PHD with the title "Design, Development and Testing of Innovative Solar-Control Facade Systems" at the Physics Department of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. Since 1999 he is working for Fraunhofer ISE. He is the head of the group for Solar Facades since 2004. The group is dealing with all aspects of the interaction of solar radiation with the building skin. The activities of the group range from visual comfort and daylighting to the integration of PV and solar thermal collectors. He is Deputy Head of the Department Energy Efficient Buildings since 2019. He co-ordinated several national and international research projects and he is a member of several national and international standardization committees. In 2019, he won the Leon Gaster Award as co-author with the publication "Cross-validation and robustness of daylight glare metrics" (https://journals.sagepub.com/page/lrt/collections/awardwinners). He is one of the editors of the journal Energy and Buildings
Partner at Transsolar, Prof. for building technology and climate responsive design at the Technical University of Munich
Thomas Auer is Prof. for building technology and climate responsive design at the Technical University of Munich and partner at Transsolar. He works with renowned architectural firms worldwide on award-winning projects that feature innovative design and integrated energy strategies. His research focuses on environmental quality and robustness in the context of a sustainable transformation of the built environment. He is a member of the Akademie der Künste and the Convention of Baukultur.
Chief Executive Officer DGNB e.V. and DGNB GmbH
Johannes received his Master Degree in Mechanical Engineering in 1993 at Stuttgart University. Successively he worked as a Research Assistant and from 1998 on as Director of the Life Cycle Engineering Department at the Stuttgart University. From 2001 on he was acting partner of thinkstep AG (former PE INTERNATIONAL AG). He developed thinksteps’s sustainable construction business including Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs), green building certification services and construction materials databases. He has more than 25 years experience in Life Cycle Assessment (LCA). In 2007 Johannes was co-initiator and founding member of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB). He served as member of the Board of Directors until 2015. Since 2016 Johannes is CEO of DGNB GmbH, responsible for DGNB certification and DGNB Academy worldwide and since 2018 he is also CEO of the German Sustainable Building Council. Johannes joined the World Green Building Councils Board of Directors in 2020 again, he was previous member of WordlGBC's Board of Directors from 2010 - 2016. He is member of the IBU advisory board, IBU is the German Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) system operator, he was member of the European Commission’s Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Technical Advisory Board (TAB).
Head of Department III 2 - Sustainable Production, Resource Conservation and Material Cycles Federal Environment Agency
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Lawyer Michael Marty, born in 1976, is Head of Department “Sustainable Production, Resource Conservation and Material Cycles” in the Federal Environment Agency (UBA), Germany. He studied the laws. At UBA he started in the field of environmental law in general and established a Register of Guarantees of Origin for electricity from renewable energy sources (www.hknr.de). After leading the Department "Climate Protection and Energy" in 2018/2019 he has been head of the Department "Sustainable Production" since the end of 2019.