Maria Jose Leveratto is an architect, graduated at the University of Buenos Aires, with wide experience as technical adviser and researcher in sustainable architecture and urban design. She has taken several courses at Lund University (Sweden) on Architecture and Development, Habitat, Energy, and Environment. She holds a Master of Science degree on Sustainable Architecture from Arizona State University (USA). Maria has worked for more than ten years as a researcher and teacher at Habitat and Energy Research Centre, directed by Prof. Evans and Prof. de Schiller (School of Architecture, University of Buenos Aires), presenting numerous scientific papers at international congresses and meeting. Between 1999 and 2004 has been a consultant for the Environmental Urban Planning Council, Secretary of Planning, Municipality of Buenos Aires. She also has been a technical adviser for Habitat for Humanity, Argentina, where now is a voluntary consultant. At present works as a consultant at the Planning Office of the Environmental Protection Agency of the City of Buenos Aires and is a private adviser in the area of environmental sustainability in architecture.
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Claudio Alberto Delbene.Architect graduated from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA). NuevaTec Fellow for technology improvement. Magister in Renewable Energy in Architecture and Urbanism (International University of Andalusia, Spain). Researcher at the Habitat and Energy Research Center FADU-UBA. Co-director of Project Ubacyt A405 and the Interdisciplinary Project FIUBA. He has presented papers at national and international conferences. Academic activities since 1988 and graduate teacher since 1998. Professor in charge of the subjects Introduction to Bioambiental Design and Introduction to Solar architecture in FADU.UBA and since 2011 professor of Sustainability concepts and notions of Design Bioclimatic at the University of Belgrano, and Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Construction at Master level in same University. He is technical adviser on bioclimatic design, renewable energy and sustainability in architecture.
Fabián Garreta is an architect, graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with an ample training and education in renewable energies and bioclimatic design in Argentina and abroad. At present he is the principal of the firm Sursolar, a sustainable construction consultancy with more than ten years experience in bioclimatic design projects, energy efficiency and integrated solar systems. Fabian has been a researcher and teacher at the Habitat and Energy Research Centre directed by Prof. Evans and Prof. de Schiller at the School of Architecture, University of Buenos Aires. He is undertaking an important teaching and research activity at the University of Buenos Aires and at the National Technological University. Has dictated numerous courses on solar technologies in architecture and presented scientific papers at international and national meetings.
Aditi Raychoudhury is an architect, graduated at the University of New Delhi. She brings with her over ten years of experience in sustainable building design. After getting her degree in Building Science from Arizona State University at Tempe, Arizona, she worked as a designer and energy analyst at the San Francisco firm of Architectural Energy Corporation. There, she used her skills as an architect and energy efficiency specialist to recommend the most cost-effective energy efficiency strategies for schools, offices, hospitals and other large scale structure. These included envelope design, daylighting systems, and electric lighting and mechanical systems design and controls. She also assisted in developing building energy efficiency standards and guidelines for the state of California and Hawaii, as well as technical specifications for resource efficient buildings. Prior to her role as an energy analyst, she worked for three years as an architect with architect Gautama Bhatia in New Delhi, India, where she was involved with design development and site supervision on housing and institutional projects, including a retreat for the Indian Council of Child Welfare, which won national award and was published in 10 x 10 (Phaidon). All her work as an architect included respecting principles of bioclimatic design.