Thomas Lützkendorf

Thomas Lützkendorf, Karlsruhe: Sustainable buildings - the Economic Dimension

Thursday 23rd September at 9.45

Thomas Lützkendorf, Professor, is head of Chair for Sustainable Management of Housing and Real Estate at the School of Economic and Business Engineering at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – KIT – the former Karlsruhe University.

He holds a PhD (1985) and Habilitation (2000) in the area of implementing sustainable development principles within the construction and property sector. Within the scope of various teaching, research and consulting activities he is concerned with questions relating to the integration of sustainability issues into decision making processes along the life cycle of buildings as well as regarding the relationships between buildings’ environmental quality and economic advantageousness.

He is a member and scientific consultant of the ‘roundtable on sustainable building’ at the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development. In addition, Prof. Lützkendorf is a founding member of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE) and actively involved in various standardisation activities at the national, European and international level (e.g. ISO TC 59 SC 17, CEN TC 350). He was, and still is, involved in developing and testing the German assessment and certification system for sustainable construction (DGNB / BNB).