1 hour / Central European Time (Brussels, Paris, ...)
Jean-Paul Hautekeer, Dow Corning
Jean-Paul Hautekeer will explain why innovation, efficiency and sustainability have become such crucial needs for business and how silicon technology can help to meet those needs, particularly in the context of building design and protection. He will begin by discussing some of the factors influencing sustainability, defining sustainable building and explaining its benefits. Looking towards the future, he will reflect on why cities will increasingly depend on sustainable technologies and how silicon will contribute to the needs of urban areas. Eight key eco-design principles will be discussed. The presentation will end with a discussion of the next steps that are essential to ensure that sustainable building continues to progress.