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25 Oct: Reducing the carbon footprint

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Presentations and discussion with the panellists

Oct 25, 2023 from 1.30 -3.00 pm

28th IAKS Congress in Cologne, Germany

Tackling the carbon footprint brings unique challenges to the sports and leisure industry, from high energy consumption to the difficulties in maintaining, re-purposing, and retrofitting existing facilities. Lifecycle carbon assessment studies on aquatics projects as well as energy data gathered from recent post-occupancy studies will show the importance of balancing carbon, cost, and culture over the life of a leisure building. An important step for every building project is the integration of sustainability requirements into the tendering process. To assess and evaluate the sustainability performance of building products and materials, sustainability systems at product level can provide initial indications.


Meet Mike Hall, FaulknerBrowns Architects, United Kingdom. We are looking forward to hearing him speak about minimizing the carbon footprint of sports and leisure buildings.

Theresa Rüdiger, TFI – Institute for flooring systems at RWTH Aachen e.V., Germany brings a wealth of experience on „The product passport sustainability“.

Watch out for the presentation on „Environmentally sustainable stadium renovation in Strasbourg“

The session will be moderated by Prof. PhD Benjamin Flowers, Knowlton School, USA

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Prof. PhD Benjamin Flowers, Theresa Rüdiger, Mike Hall (clockwise, starting top left)

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