In the third episode of the series dedicated to Sustainability, the Italian Chamber of Commerce is proud to present the topic of bio-architecture in retail design and construction.
The measures implemented in the retail shops due to the pandemic affected the air quality in the stores. What can the brand do to improve that?
Bio-architecture is the future of construction, and it is becoming more and more popular on an international scale. It takes into account sustainability and attention towards the environment.
Green buildings are characterised by a combination of features that revolve around the reduction of ecological impact: minimisation of energy usage, use of recyclable and durable materials, incorporation of natural lights and advanced ventilation systems.
Guided by our guests, participants will learn all about the new attention to sustainability in construction and how this phenomenon is going to change the rules for all parts involved: architects, but also clients and landlords. They will discover how sustainability is going to be a game-changer in retail design and rental.
Take part in our panel discussion on November 25th and don’t miss the chance to hear the insightful thoughts of our guest speakers!
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Alessandro Bisagni, Founder and President BEE Incorporations
Alessandro Bisagni is an international sustainability engineering consulting and technology company specializing in the creation of green and healthy buildings. Alessandro’s mission is to leverage business to do good. This includes educating corporations about tangible ways to build, renovate, and operate spaces sustainably while also helping advance sustainability in our urban environment. Over his career he has managed more than 400 green building projects across 30+ countries. The projects range from luxury retail flagships to eco-resorts to organic showrooms; with a combined footprint of over 40 million square feet. He has grown BEE to become a 50+ team in 12 offices, a LEED Proven Provider, and Top 15 LEED Consultancies in China as recognized by GBCI. BEE is currently the most experienced green building consultancy in the retail sector worldwide.
Stefano Tronci, Associate Principal at WOODS BAGOT
Stefano is an Italian architect with over 15 years of professional experience in mixed-use, master planning, civic architecture, urban design and interior design. A graduate from the University of Florence, he has built his career working across China including Beijing and Hong Kong, where he currently leads the studio’s sustainability and wellness initiatives.
His professional experience has enabled him to build a deep understanding of the China and Asia markets, the challenges faced by cities developing in this region, and the expectations of an ever changing population of future users. His design approach begins with analysis, to build an interaction of user behaviours and perspective. By grasping the point of view of future visitors or residents of a space or building, the design can then take shape.
Venisa Chu, Senior Manager of the Sustainability Department at New World Development Company Limited
Venisa focuses on evangelizing the “New World Sustainability Vision 2030” across the Group’s business operations, and leads the standardization of sustainability practices across K11 Concepts Limited. With over 12 years of experience in the sustainability, technology, and education sectors, her expertise lies in stakeholder engagement, business operations and strategy, and risk mitigation covering markets in Canada, US, Singapore and Hong Kong, China.
Venisa holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Electrical Engineering) from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
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