The InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2020 - Integrating sustainability and health in buildings through renewable materials

Belvedere Hotel

Belvedere Hotel

Dobrava 1a 6310 Izola, Slovenia
Andreja Kutnar (InnoRenew CoE) , Anna Sandak (InnoRenew CoE) , Dave DeVallance (InnoRenew CoE) , Iztok Sustersic (InnoRenew CoE) , Kuba Sandak (InnoRenew CoE & University of Primorska) , Mike Burnard (InnoRenew CoE) , Miklós Krész (InnoRenew CoE)

*** UPDATE: The InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2020 has been rescheduled and will take place on 3 September 2020 both live from Izola, Slovenia and online.  ***


The InnoRenew CoE International Conference 2020, “Integrating sustainability and health in buildings through renewable materials”, will provide a forum to explore renewable materials and their use for creating healthy, sustainable buildings during five thematic sessions:  

  • Digital solutions in renewable materials  
  • Enhancing renewable materials with modification 
  • Developments in renewable material composites 
  • Advancing human health in the built environment 
  • Design and engineering solutions for sustainable buildings 

The conference is an opportunity to share and discuss emerging science and innovations in renewable materials that can be used in the built environment to enhance human and environmental well-being. 

Keynote speaker, Carlo Battisti, will open the conference with his views on the role of materials in sustainable healthy living. His presentation is titled, Healthy, living, transparent. The quiet revolution of materials.

Conference email
    • Keynote Address: Carlo Battisti, Living Future Europe: Keynote

      Healthy, living, transparent. The quiet revolution of materials.

      Carlo Battisti is an internationally recognised sustainability expert for his efforts to improve sustainable construction world-wide.

      Mr. Battisti has a degree in civil engineering from the Politecnico of Milan, nearly twenty years of experience in construction companies and a master’s in management and organizational development from MIP International Business School. His certifications include Certified Project Manager IPMA®; LEED®, Living Future and WELL Accredited Professional; GBC Home AP, GBC Historic Building AP; USGBC® and WELL Faculty™.

      Since 2009, he has been working with IDM South Tyrol (Italy) as an innovation manager in the Business Development department, Construction. From 2010 to 2011, he worked with the Energy and Environment Cluster of Trentino as manager of the business unit for sustainable products. From 2015 to 2016, he was the co-owner of a startup focused on LEED consulting. In 2015, he co-founded the Living Future Italy Collaborative.

      Since 2017, he has been working with Eurac Research as Chair and Project Manager of COST Action 16114 RESTORE (REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy). The RESTORE COST Action (2017-2021) will affect a paradigm shift towards restorative sustainability for new and existing buildings and space design across Europe through the collaboration of 160+ researchers from 40 European countries.

      Since 2018, he is European Executive Director for the International Living Future Institute and current President of Living Future Europe. The Institute’s mission will hasten the change and provide needed direction towards a regenerative design transition in Europe. It is actively pursuing European market alignment and adaptations of the Living Building Challenge (LBC).

    • Flash presentation with Poster: All topics

      3 minute flash presentations with posters.

    • 10:40 AM
      Coffee Break 1
    • Human health in the built environment: Full Oral Presentations

      Research on design solutions and technology to support human well-being across demographics as well as studies investigating how human health is influenced by design decisions.

    • 12:30 PM
    • Complimentary topics: Full Oral Presentations

      Important related topics.

    • 3:15 PM
      Coffee Break 2
    • Sustainable construction with Renewable Materials: Full Oral Presentations

      Techniques, innovation, and advances in composite materials based on renewable materials.