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Insights for DWC 2023 – Part 10

This year, the DWC 2023 event will bring together notable speakers who are able to deliver powerful message related to use of wood, sustainability, circularity in building construction sector and city planning in a way that will ensure the event creates significant impact in this era of climate change mitigation strategies.

Learn more about our speakers from different sessions and their insights below.


Session 4 – Sustainability in Material & Design Considerations

Sustainability Index for Climate wise construction

The construction sector needs to align more effectively with the carbon neutrality goals using a systematic plan for adaptation and implementation on building and city scales. To plan low-energy and sustainable cities, assessing how local micro-climate can affect building-level energy consumption is crucial to be resilient and adaptive towards upcoming possible uncertainties posed by climate change. The presentation will show how quantitative assessment of neighborhoods using an index can support decision-making towards climate wise construction in cities.

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About the speakers

Shammi Keya holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture (B.Arch) from BUET, Dhaka, Bangladesh, and a master’s degree in urban climate & sustainability (M.Sc. & M. Eng) in the Erasmus Mundus joint scholarship program. She worked as an architect and a lecturer at the Architecture department of RUET, Bangladesh (Govt). Later she worked as a project researcher at LAB UAS in Lahti, and currently at Karelia UAS, Joensuu in Finland. She has a keen interest in contextual and sustainable design solutions in architecture and urban planning. Her recent research works include environmental education for urban green management, built environment and microclimate analysis for low energy solutions, and wood structure impact on health & well-being.


The second international Drivers for Wood Construction event will be held in Joensuu 15.-16.5.2023 with the theme Holistic Approach Towards Sustainable Wood Construction.


Drivers of Wood Construction 2023 event organized by the Karelia University of Applied Sciences
in cooperation with Natural Resources Institute Finland, University of Eastern Finland and European Forest Institute.


 Main Partners and Sponsor

Ministry of the Environment,  Wood Building Programme

Puuinfo Ltd.

RothoBlaas SRL

City of Joensuu