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This webinar is part of the "Greener Together: China-Nordic Dialogue on Carbon Neutrality" initiative, organized in collaboration with FinnCham, NBA China, and DCCC. The series' mission is to create a dynamic dialogue between China and Nordic countries, aiming to bridge the gap between corporate-level sustainability objectives and their practical realization in the Chinese market.

Join us for a dynamic webinar as we delve into the critical topic of retrofitting existing buildings to meet your sustainability goals. Under the ongoing campaign "Greener Together," initiated jointly by the Danish, Finnish, and Norwegian Chambers of Commerce in China, this dialogue aims to translate Nordic sustainability goals into the Chinese context.

1. Macro Environment in China: Summary and analysis of Existing Standards in China vs Europe, Regulations and Trends by TERAO

Join us as TERAO, a European Building Sustainability Engineering Consultancy with over 30 years of pioneering experience, provides invaluable insights into the macro environment of China. Learn about standards, regulations, trends, and opportunities, as well as the nuanced differences between China and Europe in sustainable building practices.

2. Retrofitting Existing Buildings: Decarbonization, Operational Net-Zero Carbon, and Zero Embodied Carbon

Delve into the technical aspects of retrofitting existing buildings with renowned Danish architectural firm Schmidt Hammer Lassen. Gain essential knowledge on decarbonization strategies, achieving operational net-zero carbon, and eliminating embodied carbon in retrofit projects. Discover innovative approaches to sustainable building practices in this insightful presentation.

About the Speakers:

Gaspard Lemoine-Scelles, BD Manager at TERAO

Gaspard, a French engineer in China for 10 years, has always been triggered by environmental issues and has been looking for technical solutions to create a more sustainable society. As Director of Business Development, he is committed to lead TERAO's mission, which is helping mitigate climate change through its expertise in the building sector.

TERAO is a European Building Sustainability Engineering Consultancy, pioneering in the field for 30 years. Since 2008, Terao has extended its presence in Asia through five primary hubs (China, Vietnam, Thailand, Singapore, and Malaysia), with plans for further expansion in the rest of Southeast Asia, India, the Middle East, and other global locations. Specializing in reducing the environmental impact of buildings, Terao offers expertise for both new constructions and existing assets. The consultancy has provided assistance across diverse sectors and building types, including hospitality, manufacturing, retail, healthcare, and more.

Chao Chen, Associate Principal, Project Director, Schmidt Hammer Lassen

Leading the Shanghai studio's Civic & Cultural practice, Chao oversees some of the practice's most significant projects; the Shenzhen Energy Ring, the world's largest waste to energy power plant, Green Heart Opera House project in Tongzhou, Beijing, and the West Bund Grand Theatre.

Working out of studios located in Copenhagen and Shanghai, Schmidt Hammer Lassen provides skilled architectural services all over the world, with a distinguished track record as designers of international high-profile architecture. They are deeply committed to the Nordic architectural traditions based on democracy, welfare, aesthetics, light, sustainability and social responsibility.

Date: 19 April 2024

Online Venue: Teams. Link will be sent automatically upon registration.


FinnCham Members: Free

Non-Members: RMB 150

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