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2ND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LOW CARBON BUILDINGS (ISLCB) IN CHINA

The 2nd international symposium on low carbon buildings (ISLCB) in China has ended successfully at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo under the auspices of Ningbo Housing and Urban-Rural Development Committee and organised by the university’s Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies (CSET).  

The objective of the ISLCB was to provide a forum for academics, government officials, researchers and practitioners to present and discuss recent research outputs and demonstration projects related to low carbon buildings in China. The event which took place on October 29th & 30th of October 2011, attracted well over 200 international and national delegates from Europe, USA and China. 

In his welcoming address, the President of UNNC, Prof Yang Fujia stressed the importance of developing and promoting low carbon buildings in China as one of the key components of the 12th five year plan of China. 

The Provost & CEO of UNNC, Prof Nick Miles also expressed his warm welcome to the delegates and urged for more cooperation between universities and the industrial sectors in accelerating the development and introduction of sustainable technologies into buildings.

Earlier on, Prof Jo Darkwa, Director of CSET had expressed his sincere gratitude to the Ningbo Housing and Urban-Rural Development Committee for sponsoring the symposium and making the event possible.

 

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Prof Jo Darkwa, Director of CSET welcoming Prof Yang Fujia, President of UNNC to the International Symposium

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Delegates patiently going through the registration process

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Delegates arriving at the event

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The President of UNNC, Prof Yang Fujia delivering his welcoming address to the delegates

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The Provost & CEO of UNNC, Prof Nick Miles delivering his welcoming address to the delegates

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Dr Zhang Shunbao of Ningbo Housing and Urban-Rural Development Committee addressing the symposium

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Mr Chris Twinn, Arup Fellow, Director and Senior Sustainability Consultant, delivering the Keynote address at the symposium.

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A view of some of the delegates at the event.

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A glimpse of Ms Kim Goldsmith of CSET checking the design layout of the refreshments before the event starts.

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Some of the delegates enjoying refreshments at the event

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Dr David Chow of CSET explaining the working principles of the technologies in the CSET building to some of the delegates and visitors.

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Delegates visiting one of the low carbon demonstration sites and show room in Ningbo