Target Zero Carbon Summit

Saturday, Sep 8
09:00 — 16:30
Access with wristband

Target Zero Carbon Summit

Energy, Cities,

Summits are one-day gatherings where a diverse group of people come together to discuss the bigger picture, share insights, and challenge best practices. They are invitation-only and have limited seats, so you need to apply to join a summit.

Buildings are main contributor for emissions and the most abusing sector for natural resources and energy consumption. A known fact that we spend 90 % of our time indoor in the buildings we design which majority of the time is not human enough. We design smart buildings and we expect smart users to live like machines responding to energy efficiency rules and ignoring the human part. We design for better living but we build bitter impact. Eco-Cycle human centred designs are needed that respond to occupant’s and users’ needs with feather light impact on earth. We need zero energy, zero carbon, zero impact and zero human torture from un inhabitable spaces.

  1. How buildings can be human driven and climate responsive?
  2. Can smart buildings lead to smart human living?
  3. Low-tech high-tech, to be or not to be?


  • 9:00- 10:00 Breakfast ice breaking game (orientation)
  • 10:00- 10:20 Motivational talk 1 (DAN-ERIC ARCHER) – Greenhouse Living
  • 10:20- 10:30 Quick reflections and discussions
  • 10:30- 11:00  EXERCISE on alternative environmentally friendly solutions for green and low carbon living
  • 11:00- 11:20 Motivational talk 2 (Aleksander Guldager Kongshaug)- GXN green innovation
  • 11:20- 11:30 Questions and quick reflections
  • 11:30- 12:00 EXERCISE on green solutions and off-grid blue and green infrastructure
  • 12:00- 13:00 Lunch and chance to continue discussions
  • 13:10- 13:30 Motivational talk 3 (Patience Mususa). DIY practice for sustainable living- Nordic Africa Institute
  • 13:30- 13:40 Questions and quick reflections
  • 13:40- 14:00 Motivational talk 4 (Ina Möller) climate engineering-  Lund University
  • 14:00- 14:10 Questions and quick reflections
  • 14:10- 14:40 EXERCISE on climate engineering and decarbonization
  • 14:40- 15:00 Coffee break
  • 15:10- 15:30 Motivational talk 5 (Ezana Mussie & Fernanda Jaraba Molt)  Caroli park- urbanafrirum
  • 15:30- 15:40 Questions and quick reflections
  • 15:40- 16:30 Exercise PLAYTIME with Caroli park team
  • 16:30- 17:00 The day outcome. What is next and final words

About the host

Marwa is an architect and BioGeometry® practitioner. Her expertise is in zero emission and passive earth buildings. Worked for the last 17 years in the field of sustainable architectural conservation, environmental design and energy efficient buildings. She received her bachelor degree in architecture in 2001 from Egypt then earned a master degree in environmental planning and design in 2006 and a PhD in conservation of vernacular architecture in 2011 from Lund University in Sweden. Mainly Marwa tend to apply transdisciplinary approaches in her research work following a human centred participatory design approach. She received the Swedish Elna Bengtssons foundation prize for scientific research in 2012 for my PhD project. Published several manuscripts and two books beside and lecturing in the fields of energy efficient buildings, sustainable conservation, environmental design, vernacular architecture and BioGeometry®. As a practitioner, she participated in several design projects in Egypt, MENA region and Europe. Currently Marwa is a Docent/associate professor at Malmö University in Sweden working on a research project for eco-cycle refugee shelter design. Her current research focus is passive and carbon neutral low-tech vernacular methods and their adaptation for contemporary energy efficient and zero carbon building practice.

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