Sustainable Architecture and Urban Development, Amman

Keynote Speakers  


Prof.Gerhard Hausladen

Innovative ventilation technology, facade planning, low-energy housing, competitions, inno-vative buildings

Education and Career

1967 to 1972


1973 to 1980





1980 to 1985






1992 to 2001




Since Nov. 2001



Since 2007

Studied mechanical engineering at the TUM


Assistant professor to the chair for technology used in buildings and constructional physics at the Technische Universität München


Doctorate as Doctor of Engineering at the TUM


Technical manager of medium-sized industrial enterprise in the heat-ing technology sector


Founded an engineering office for technology used in buildings, con-structional physics and energy technology in Kirchheim near Munich

Professor for technical building services at the University of Kassel


Foundation of the Centre for environmentally conscious construction (ZUB) at the University of Kassel


Professor to the chair of building climate science and technology used in buildings at the Technische Universität München


Member of the board ClimaDesign e.V.




  Prof. Dr Raymond J Cole

Dr Raymond J Cole
Professor, School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, University of British Columbia

Ray Cole is a Professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) at the University of British Columbia. Where he has been teaching environmental issues in building design in the Architecture program for the past thirty years. Dr Cole is past Director of SALA and its Design Centre for Sustainability - the focus of sustainability related research within the School. He was co-founder of the Green Building Challenge - an international collaborative effort to benchmark progress in green building performance and environmental assessment - and has served on numerous national and international committees related to buildings and the environment. Dr Cole is currently a Director member of the Canada Solar Buildings Research Network, a past Director member of the Canadian Green Building Council, and holds the UBC designation of Distinguished University Scholar.

Dr Cole has received a number of academic and professional awards and distinctions for his activities in green building. He was selected as a North American Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor for “sustained commitment to building environmental research and teaching” in 2001. In 2003 he received the Architectural Institute of British Columbia Barbara Dalrymple Memorial Award for Community Service and the US Green Building Council’s Green Public Service Leadership Award. In 2008, Dr Cole was recognized as a Fellow of the Cascadia Chapter of the US/Canada Green Building Councils and the recipient of the Sustainable Buildings Canada’s Life-time Achievement Award. Most recently received the Canada Green Building Council’s 2009 Lifetime Leadership Award.