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+ KEYNOTE
How did Munich and Austin become regional centers of energy innovation, what is each doing to enhance energy performance in the built environment, and what could be improved?

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MerkMUNICH: Elisabeth Merk, Ph. D. (BIO)
City Building Councillor, Munich

AthensAUSTIN: Lucia Athens (BIO)
Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Austin

SteinerMODERATOR: Frederick Steiner, Ph. D. (BIO)
Dean, School of Architecture, UT Austin


+ TOPIC 1 : BUILDINGS
How do buildings in Munich and Austin effectively reduce their energy usage?

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HausladenMUN: Gerhard Hausladen (BIO)
Chair, Building Climatology and Building Physics, Technische Universitaet Muenchen

GarrisonAUS: Michael Garrison (BIO)
Professor, School of Architecture, UT Austin

HoldridgeMOD: Heather Holdridge (BIO)
Sustainability Coordinator, Lake|Flato


+ TOPIC 2 : LIGHT
Light quality and energy use – where are we and where are we going?

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DanlerMUN: Andreas Danler (BIO)
Manager, Bartenbach Lichtlabor

MathewsAUS: Gilbert Mathews (BIO)
Founder and CEO, Lucifer Lighting

FajkusMOD: Matt Fajkus (BIO)
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, UT Austin


+ TOPIC 3 : INFRASTRUCTURE AND CITIES
What does the future of energy infrastructure look like?

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HamacherMUN: Thomas Hamacher, Ph. D. (BIO)
Managing Director, Munich School of Engineering

WebberAUS: Michael Webber, Ph. D. (BIO)
Associate Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin

BlackhurstMOD: Mike Blackhurst, Ph. D. (BIO)
Assistant Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin


+ TOPIC 4 : ENVELOPE
How is the building envelope for various types of buildings optimized for these two different climates and building cultures?

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LangMUN: Werner Lang (BIO)
Chair, Energy Efficient, Sustainable Building and Planning, Technische Universitaet Muenchen

WilliamsAUS: Matt Williams (BIO)
Associate Principal, Facades Practice Leader

NovoselacMOD: Atila Novoselac, Ph. D. (BIO)
Associate Professor, Cockrell School of Engineering, UT Austin


+ TOPIC 5 : MATERIALS
How might old and new materials be more energy efficient and effective in a lifecycle view?

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KaufmannMUN: Hermann Kaufmann (BIO)
Chair, Timber Construction, Technische Universitaet Muenchen

FairclothAUS: Billie Faircloth (BIO)
Research Director, KieranTimberlake

SnyderMOD: Vince Snyder (BIO)
Associate Professor, School of Architecture, UT Austin


+ TOPIC 6 : STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS
How does public policy support the energy transition?

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HauserMUN: Gerd Hauser (BIO)
Chair, Building Physics, Technische Universitaet Muenchen

MorganAUS: Richard Morgan (BIO)
Director, Green Building, Austin Energy

MooreMOD: Steven Moore, Ph. D. (BIO)
Bartlett Cocke Regents Professor, School of Architecture, UT Austin