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EURECA-PRO Online Lecture Series IV | Lecture 8 | 17.01.2023, 12:00 EET

The European University on Responsible Consumption and Production, organizes the fourth free online lecture series, consisting of a series of 14 lectures presented by leading professors and researchers of nine European universities from eight countries. The lectures of this series focus on the topic of Responsible Consumption are intended to provide an introduction and initial overview of the multi-faceted nature of responsible consumption, illustrated by the following thematic areas: Sustainable Development Goals, European Union and Culture, Responsible Mining Approach, Circular Economy, Sustainability and Energy Technologies, Key role of materials in responsible production.

The 8th lecture of the series is titled

Energy Crisis and Future Cities

and will be delivered by

Professor Denia Kolokotsa
Technical University of Crete, Greece

on the following date/time

January 17, 2023 | 12:00 EET (11:00 CET)

To register for and attend the lecture series, please visit this page.


Seven municipalities that are exposed to diverse climatic conditions and challenges around Europe have been identified as case studies: Each city has identified a large-scale site for co-designing and implementing local actions, delivering added value by establishing sustainable models for increasing health and well-being (H&WB) of its citizens. The visionary solutions are based on an innovative cross-sectorial approach, by combining urban digital transformation and nature-based actions. In this lecture, the development process of these visionary ideas into feasible actions is approached by following a bottom-up planning and co-design participatory process involving local stakeholders, assuming a “multiple benefits” perspective and, also addressing social issues and cultural diversion. The research interests of Denia Kolokotsa include manifold detailed approaches of energy management for the built environment, such as energy efficiency and renewables, cool materials in buildings or artificial intelligence.

Short Bio

Dr. Denia Kolokotsa, Professor and Dean at the School of Chemical and Environmental Engineering of the Technical University of Crete is the head of Energy Management in the Built Environment Research (EMBER) lab. She has a Physics background from the National Kapodistrian University of Athens, as well as a MSc. degree in Environmental Physics from UOA, a MSc. degree in Architecture-Environmental Design and Engineering from the University College London and her PhD from the Department of Electronics and Computer engineering of the Technical University of Crete. Her research interests include health and well-being in urban areas, monitoring and measurement for energy management, indoor environment, energy efficiency in buildings, solar energy and cool materials, distributed energy management systems, artificial intelligence, building automation, etc. She is Scientific Coordinator of 8 International Research Projects and participated in more than 30 International Research Projects as team leader or researcher. She is Editor in Chief of the Solar Energy Advances of Elsevier and Editor of Energy and Buildings Journal of Elsevier. She is the author of more than 100 papers published in high impact scientific journals and conference proceedings. She is included in the list of the "World’s Top 2% Scientists" published by Stanford University.

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