VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland arranged Finnish-Chinese Sustainable Building seminar on 16th of May 2011. The seminar was related to the Tekes funded Eco Efficient Solutions for China’s Urbanization EESCU-project and the wide co-operation network of the project was introduced. Finnish and Chinese building standards and national strategies for sustainable development were introduced in the seminar.

8:30 – 9:00
Opening and welcome speech, Mrs. Eva Häkkä-Rönnholm, Vice president, VTT
Welcome speech, Mr. Xing Huang, Ambassador, Embassy of China in Finland
Welcome speech and short introduction of EESCU and guest from China, Dr. Markku Virtanen, Technology Manager, VTT

9:00 – 9:15
Tekes - the Finnish Funding Agency for Technology and Innovation, Mrs. Virpi Mikkonen

9:15 – 9:30
Introduction of Chinese delegation, Dr. Guangyu Cao, EESCU project manager, VTT

9:30 – 9:45
Green Building Development and Trend in Finland, Mrs. Maija Virta, Finnish Green Building Council

9:45 – 10:00
Introduction of Chinese national strategies for sustainable development 2010-2015, Prof. Xinmin Zhang, Head of Science and Technology sector, Embassy of China in Finland

10:00 – 10:30
Introduction EU policy and action plan regarding energy efficient buildings toward EU 2020, Prof. Olli Seppänen, General Secretary of REHVA

10:40 – 11:40
Chinese building standards 2011, Introduction from Tongji University, DUT, SJZU, and BIREST

11:40 – 12:00
Introduction of Finnish national strategies toward nearly zero energy building with the goal of EU 2020, Dr. Jarek Kurnitski, SITRA

13:00 – 13:20
Finnish solutions for Zero Energy Building, Mr. Jyri Nieminen Customer Manager, VTT

13:20 – 13:40
Finnish building regulations and building material classification 2012-2020, Dr. Christer Finne, R&D Director, The Building Information Foundation RTS

13:40 – 15:00
Finnish EESCU industrial partners presentation

- Fatman (ICT and SCADA)
- Finenerco (Energy)
- Global EcoSolutions (Eco solution)
- Reponen (Very low energy building)
- Jeven (Ventilation)
- Eriksson Architects (Architecture)
- Markku Kauriala (Fire engineering)
- Rautaruukki (Construction)
- Fidelix (Building automation)

15:30 – 17:00
Chinese EESCU industrial partners presentation

The program of the seminar is attached [PDF].