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New seminar added about WELL and design strategies in St. Petersburg!
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February 6, 2019

New seminar added about WELL and design strategies in St. Petersburg!

Swegon Air Academy has the pleasure of inviting you to International Swegon Air Academy Seminar about WELL certification and new design strategies presented by Gerrit-Jan Teunissen and Jakob Strømann-Andersen. The seminar will take place on 14th of February 2019 in Saint Petersburg in Russia (link to seminar page).


“Healthy and WELL Buildings”* by Ing. Gerrit-Jan Teunissen, Consultant at TRAJECT Adviseurs & Managers, The Netherlands

“New Design Strategies Regarding Daylight, Sustainable Design, Innovative Solutions, Interdisciplinary Approach, Interaction Between Engineering, Architecture and Modern Technology, Lighting Design and Acoustics” by Jakob Strømann-Andersen, Head of Sustainability Engineering at Henning Larsen, Denmark

Abstract for Gerrit-Jan Teunissen´s presentation about WELL certification

Gerrit-Jan Teunissen will introduce WELL certification for buildings and the importance of Health & Wellbeing. He will focus on (the “concepts”): not only technical measures, also “soft”-services (cleaning, catering, pest control, biophilia design, movement). He shares his experience with certifications for real buildings and case studies including some key features such as benefits for owners & occupants.

NL is second largest WELL registered space in EU, and I am responsible for a few new and existing certification projects. Gerrit-Jan will be able to illustrate some key features with own project photo’s and make a comparison with other rating systems for buildings.

Abstract for Jakob Strømann-Andersen´s presentation about new design strategies and architecture

By 2050, 68 percent of the world’s population is expected to live in urban centers. To keep up with this trend, we need to build a new city for 1.5 million people every week – or, manage the cities we already have. Global trends in population, climate and conflict underscore the pressing need to think sustainably about how we manage and develop our cities. In the coming years, major urban centers will determine our course towards a livable future.

How does architecture play a part in this story?

For every building designed and built, we leave a mark on the environment, influencing quality of life of generations to come. However, it is no longer only about a single building’s performance. Building a sustainable future will demand that that architects and engineers document and measure the quality of city life at a much larger scale.

In his lecture, Jakob Strømann-Andersen will share Henning Larsen’s most recent research results, discussing how to leverage the full potential of working with research and data across typologies, scales, and professional fields.