Guillaume Habert holds a PhD in structural geology and has worked successively in geology, material sciences, civil engineering and sustainability sciences. Since 2012, he is associate professor for sustainable construction at ETH Zurich. He leads a group of scientists, engineers and architects that aim to ground sustainability in the disciplines of the built environment. The objective is to identify the relevant parameters that influence the environmental impacts of buildings at various scale in order to implement sustainable practices throughout the development of innovative strategies adapted to each actor. This involves interdisciplinary works and draws on Life Cycle Assessment, urban metabolism and material science. Beyond the more than 100 peer reviewed scientific journals he has co-authored, the outreach of his work includes regular collaboration with architects for implementation of innovative materials or innovative sustainability concept in their practice, advisory role for policy makers at national, city or real estate portfolio level for implementation of decarbonization strategies, knowledge transfer and capacity building for professionals in global North and global South as well as in humanitarian sector for appropriate implementation of sustainable construction. These outreach activities materialize through exhibition, digital tools and start ups.
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