On January 28th to 30th 2014 Doha (Qatar) hosted the International Sustainable Built Environment Conference (ISBE), an international conference focusing on the latest research and developments in the environmentally sustainable building organised and sponsored by the GORD (Gulf Organization for Research and Development).
Numerous international speakers participated in the conference, including:

Francis Allard, La Rochelle University, France
A.S Bahaj, The University of Southampton, UK
David Borchardt, Tower Companies, USA
Abdol R. Chini, University of Florida, USA
Esam Elsarrag, GORD, Qatar
Fredrik Paul Glasser, University of Aberdeen, UK
Shinsuke Kato, University of Tokyo, Japan
John Little, University of Sydney, Australia
Zoubir Lounis, National Research Council of Canada, Canada
Hans Pernau, Fraunhofer, Germany
Torben Sigsgaard, Aarhus University Denmark
Hiroshi Yoshino, Architectural Institute of Japan, Japan

Their contributions were flanked by three days of parallel sessions focusing on key issues in sustainable construction: from energy efficiency to use of renewable materials, from technological innovations in architecture to issues related to human health and indoor pollution.
Active Clean Air & Antibacterial Ceramic™ participated in the session on "Indoor environment and human health" with an oral report entitled "PhotoActive porcelain gres tiles for indoor air pollution remediation" (C.L. Bianchi, S. Gatto, G. Cerrato, V. Capucci, F. Minozzi).
The conference also had featured one of our partners, GranitiFiandre S.p.A.’s FMG Fabbrica Marmi e Graniti division, participating in the Poster Session with its "Maxfine: great ideas for architecture" project (C.L. Bianchi, V. Capucci, F. Minozzi).

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