05 - 07 April, 2020
Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE
Dr. Arvind Varshney, Head of Smart Cities Mission Management Unit at Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India

Dr. Arvind Varshney


Head of Smart Cities Mission Management Unit
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India

Housing & Residential Development Forum Conference Day Two: Wednesday, 17 April 2019

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019


9:40 AM How to use data to enhance the sustainable housing design?

This session will speak about how complex, multi-faceted problems can be resolved and decisions be made towards sustainable and evidence based design, construction and management of cities.
  • Advantages of using data to predict intervention needs and prevent critical failures that impact lives and livelihoods of all
  • Data-driven decision-making
  • Hawkesbury residential development strategy

12:50 PM EXECUTIVE THINK TANK: The importance of using green building strategies in delivering a net zero energy home

Buildings are said to consume 30-40% of the physical resources, according to their environment. With the increased focus and need to improve the environments we live in, green building materials and new technologies have become popular within construction of buildings and specifying the right components at planning stage can have significant consequences for your carbon emissions.
Key question. What are the latest innovations in building materials that can impact your energy scoring?

  • Reviewing the LEED certification standards and how material selection and their components have an impact on human health and the environment
  • What can contractors do to facilitate the efficiency within buildings?