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Sustainable Building Strategies: Case Study for Engaging Stakeholders

Speaker Ying Hua
Associate Professor, Department of Design and Environmental Analysis, Cornell University / Abe Fellow (2008)
When Tuesday, December 12, 2017, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Where Sakura Hall, 2nd Floor, The Japan Foundation
4-4-1 Yotsuya, Shinjuku, Tokyo Access

One of the major issues facing contemporary international society is how to reduce the human impact on the environment. Dr. Ying Hua, who was trained in architecture, building science, and behavior science, takes up this challenge, researching the interaction of people with the built environment. She focuses on the post-occupancy evaluation (POE) of building use, considering the interaction between those who use buildings, and building systems. Her research develops strategies to motivate stakeholders to use sustainable building practices with a lower impact on the environment.

Dr. Hua’s Abe Fellowship project investigated stakeholder negotiation and engagement process during the development of the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade program initiated by the Tokyo Metropolitan Government. In her talk, Dr. Hua will analyze the outcomes of the first implementation phase of the program, and discuss different approaches to creating energy-efficient buildings. She will focus on how energy-efficient building practices can contribute to reduction of emissions, and the potential impact on emission mitigation in the building sector. She will also consider the use of building performance data in decision making and risk management.

Language English/Japanese (Simultaneous interpretation will be provided.)

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Speaker Profile

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Dr. Ying Hua, associate professor in Cornell University’s College of Human Ecology, earned a Ph.D. in Building Performance & Diagnostics (BPD), Carnegie Mellon University. She recently co-authored with Y. Nishida and N. Okamoto an article based in her Abe Fellowship research “Alternative building emission-reduction measure: outcomes from the Tokyo Cap-and-Trade Program," (to be published in Building Governance and Climate Change, Routledge, 2018). Dr. Hua is a member of the China Green Building Council, and is actively involved in promoting sustainable building policy, practice, and education in China. She also plays an active role in promoting research on sustainable campuses in China and internationally.

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