TechConnect World 2019

Materials for Sustainable Building

Materials for Green Building

Poster/Paper Abstracts due: March 8

Symposium Co-Chairs

Jan KośnyJan Kośny
Director, Building Enclosures and Materials
Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE

Robert RyanRobert Ryan
Chief Executive Officer/President
Twining, Inc.

Key Speakers

Yiwen BuService Live Modeling of Concrete Structures as a Component of Sustainable Construction
Yiwen Bu
Director of Concrete Engineering, Twining, Inc.

Zhaofeng ChenVacuum insulation panels: new technologies, market, and production capabilities
Zhaofeng Chen
Head of the Department of Materials and Technology, Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, China

Nicholas LeventisNicholas Leventis
Professor of Chemistry
Missouri Univ. of Science and Technology

Matthias KoebelFrom small to large and back - the future of aerogel materials and the role of processing
Matthias Koebel
Group Leader, Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa)

Nitin ShuklaHigh-performance PIR Nanofoam Insulation for Buildings
Nitin Shukla
Senior Technical Staff, Building Enclosures and Materials, Fraunhofer Center for Sustainable Energy Systems CSE

Tony Scott
Managing Director


The development of new materials and devices for greener buildings provides one of the greatest opportunities for environmental change. The energy consumption of houses and buildings accounts for 40% of all the energy used. Producing that energy generates about 36% of total carbon dioxide emissions. A range of new materials and solutions are being developed that promise significant improvements in the sustainability and efficiency of buildings.

Join industry leaders and innovators from government, industrial and academic laboratories to discuss new and what's next, from super-insulating materials, building integrated photovoltaics and innovative lighting, to new roofing and window materials, novel coatings, and new sustainable construction materials.

Submit Your Abstract

Please first review the information for authors — abstract submission guidelines.


Topics & Application Areas

  • Advanced Materials for Green Buildings
  • Novel High-Performance Thermal Insulation
  • High-Performance Fenestration & Window Attachments
  • Innovative Construction Technologies & Materials
  • Bio-sourced Building Materials & Sustainable Production Methods
  • Advanced Roofing Materials & Systems
  • New Developments in Building Sealants, Air & Moisture Barriers
  • Radiant Barriers & Radiation Control Technologies
  • Phase Change Materials & Switchable Building Materials
  • Advanced Lighting Technologies
  • Building Integrated PV & PV/Thermal Technologies
  • Other
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