How can buildings create value through values?

- arranged by the Active House Alliance during Batibouw professionals day 2 -

During the prestigious Batibouw, the biggest Belgian trade fair for construction and renovation for professionals and the general public, which will take place from 22 February to 4 March in the Brussels Expo, the Active House Alliance organizes a seminar on how can buildings create value through values?

The seminar is open to everyone working in the construction sector or real estate industry. Architects, designers, constructors, home builders etc. are welcome.

Get insights into smart building monitoring and the Active House specification parameters.

Secure your place by registering here; number of seats are limited.


Batibouw, Brussels Expo, Place de Belgique 1 - 1020 Brussels – Belgium

Conference room 5602 in Hall 5

Time: Friday 23 February 10.00-13.00


  • 10.00 Welcome by Lone Feifer
    Secretary General of the the Active House Alliance
  • 10.10 Systemic social housing renovations - the example of the Foyer Anderlechtois in Brussels
    • Bruno Lahousse, Director of Foyer Anderlechtois
  • 10.30 Launch of the Comfort Economy Wheel - visual benchmarking of indoor climate parameters
    • Vinay Venkatramen, CEO of LeapCraft
  • 10.50 Internet of Things opportunities for buildings – the solutions of the future by Schneider Electric
    • Hanne Sjoeberg, VP Nordic Baltic Business Development, Schneider Electric
    • Christophe De Lafarge, Vice President for Buildings, Schneider Electric
  • 11.10 European launch of Home Performance Labelling – a consumer led housing quality scheme
    • Rory Bergin, Partner, Sustainable Futures, HTA Design LLP
Q&A panel & discussions
Networking break & signature session between AktivPlus Society & Active House Alliance
  • 12.10 The German AktivPlus Society – tools and results from projects in monitoring phases
    • Joost Hartwig, Chairman of the Board, AktivPlus Society
  • 12.30 Active House as Path to Zero Carbon – a new reference publication as Springer brief
    • Marco Imperadori, Professor at Politecnico di Milan
Q&A panel & discussions
  • 13.00 End of seminar

    Programme and timings may be subject to changes; # of seats are limited, please secure your seat


Joost Hartwig
ina Planungsgesellschaft mbH
Dipl.-Ing. Joost Hartwig studierte Architektur an der Technischen Universität Darmstadt (TUD). Von 2007 bis 2012 war er Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Fachgebiet Entwerfen und Energieeffizientes Bauen bei Professor Manfred Hegger an der TU Darmstadt mit den Forschungsschwerpunkten Ökobilanzierung und Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung von Gebäuden. Außerdem war er von 2007 bis 2013 Mitarbeiter bei der HHS Planer + Architekten AG, Kassel und unter anderem persönlicher Referent von Prof. Hegger. Seit 2008 ist Joost Hartwig Auditor für das Nachhaltigkeitszertifizierungssystem der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB). Bei der DGNB engagiert er u.a. sich als Mitglied der Expertengruppe „Ökobilanzierung“. Nach einem Lehrauftrag im Wintersemester 09/10 an der Fachhochschule Erfurt, Lehrveranstaltungen an der Umea school of architecture, Schweden (2010-2013), und einem Lehrauftrag an der Fachhochschule Frankfurt (2013) war er von 2014 bis 2016 Vertretungsprofessor für Ökobilanzierung, Nachhaltigkeitsbewertung und Energieeffizienz für Gebäude an der Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences. Seit 2011 ist Joost Hartwig geschäftsführender Gesellschafter der ina Planungsgesellschaft mbH, einem Spin-off der TU Darmstadt und seit Juli 2013 im Vorstand des AktivPlus e.V..
Lone Feifer
Head of Secretariat for the Active House Alliance
Head of Secretariat for the Active House Alliance, a global member organisation of planners, producers and knowledge institutions in the building industry. #JointheConversation amongst kindred spirits pushing for sustainable, comfortable and affordable buildings with a user-centric focus: Anchored in the VELUX Group, as Director of Sustainability & Architecture. Active speaker, mentor and advisor on sustainability, design and innovation, education. Board member of the Danish Architects Association, the Beautification of Copenhagen and Danish Design Council. Architect by education and credo; swiss knife profile within people management, strategy & business, project management and innovation. Postgraduate master degree in Energy & Green Architecture in DK and China. Focal point on the actual user value and quality experience = longevity of sustainable buildings.
Rory Bergin
Partner, Sustainable Futures
Rory Bergin set up the Sustainable Futures team in 2007 and over the last decade has managed its growth to provide a wide range of services to our clients aimed at improving the sustainability of development. He leads a specialist team composed of architects and engineers who carry out building performance analysis for our colleagues in HTA and for external clients. Our areas of expertise include building physics, daylight and sunlight, energy, microclimate, prefabrication and the BREEAM sustainability standards. He led the sustainability aspects of many of HTA’s award-winning projects including Hanham Hall, Olympic Way, Apex House, the Aylesbury Estate, the Merton Regeneration estates and many more. Rory presents the teams work and HTA’s work widely across the UK and abroad, and is a regular contributor to the architectural press on sustainability matters ranging from energy policy to the ethics of development. He currently chairs the Housing Forum working group on Housing Quality and represents HTA on working groups for the Construction Leadership Council on Offsite Construction and the UK Apartment Association on Technology Committee. Rory is a technical advisor to ActiveHouse a holistic sustainability standard, and holds a number of sustainability accreditations. Originally trained as an architect, Rory has worked at HTA since 1993, becoming a partner in 2015.
Vinay Venkatramen
CEO and founder of Leapcraft
Vinay is the CEO and founder of Leapcraft - a big data driven innovation consultancy. Prior to this he co-founded of the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design He has also built a data visualisation academy in collaboration with the Danish Design Center He works at the intersection of design and technology practices, consults to companies worldwide and lectures at various international venues. His current interests are in exploring the design & application of simple technologies to solve some of the world’s wicked problems. Vinay is based in Copenhagen, Denmark but he frequently works and travels globally.
Marco Imperadori
University Full Professor, researcher and designer
University Full Professor, researcher and designer, Marco Imperadori, focuses his interests in high energy- efficient buildings, Structure/ Envelope Building Systems and in general Sustainability. He is Msc and PhD in Building Engineering. Lecturer and Visiting Professor in many Universities and Institutions worldwide. Since 2015 visiting professor at USJ Macau. Author of scientific publications and essays. Founded in 1998, with Valentina Gallotti, Atelier 2, design studio placed in Milan, winning national and international awards and prizes, for applied experimental and academic research projects in practice. Currently Rector’s Delegate for the Far East representing Politecnico di Milano in Asia. Scientific coordinator of the international prize Compasso Volante Responsible for Politecnico di Milano in the building Resilience Network Android (EU-LLP). He is member of Fondazione Pesenti board, member of CasaClima scientific committee, member of Promozione Acciaio sustainability committee and scientific consultant of Federlegno Arredo. Currently he represents Politecnico di Milano in the Active House Alliance.
Bruno Lahousse
Director of Foyer Anderlechtois
He is a civil engineer in construction works [1979] and has a postgraduate degree with experience in financial management, project financing and facilities management. Two main assignments, From 1982 to 2002, project manager within Harbour Engineering Consultants in the field of maritime works and member of the steering committee, From May 2002 Secretary-general and from May 2008 General Manager of the Foyer Anderlechtois, In the same time, from January 2008 to January 2018, Managing Director of GILS, a non-profit organization in charge of the IT for 10 Public service real estate companies such as the Foyer Anderlechtois.

About Active House

Active House – a holistic approach

Active House is a vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their occupants without negative impact on the climate – moving us towards a cleaner, healthier and safer world.

Active House – a vision

The section “Active House – a vision” include the overall vision and the Active House Alliance Vision brochure for download.

Active House Label

The Active House label is a worldwide quality stamp for comfortable and sustainable buildings. It advices on elements that are important to humans life and living in their home. The Active House label can be issued to buildings that has been evaluated in accordance with the Active House specifications and meet the minimum demands for indoor comfort, energy efficiency and environment.

Design Guide

The Active House design guide give a very general guide in the design of an Active House, it explain in general terms topics that need to be taken into consideration to design an Active House.


The section “Specification” include the Active House specification for dwellings and include the specification in English and German for download. You can give comments to the individual parts of the specifications

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