Sustainably reimagining our built environments, with Dr. Christine Lemaitre
Dr. Christine Lemaitre is my guest on Episode 88 of Inside Ideas with Marc Buckley.
Christine is a real pioneer in sustainable building. As CEO of the DGNB German Sustainable Building Council she sets the course for a better planning and building culture in Germany for almost a decade. She was born in Gießen, Germany and studied structural engineering at the University of Stuttgart. After working in the USA, in 2003 she started working at the Institute of Lightweight Structures Design and Construction at the University of Stuttgart. In 2007 she started working at Bilfinger Berger AG as a project manager for R&D. In January 2009 she took on the role as director system of the German Sustainable Building Council and since February 2010 Christine Lemaitre was appointed the CEO of the German Sustainable Building Council. She has been a member in the Board of Directors of the World Green Building Council between 2016 and 2020 and Chair of the European Regional Network, making her one of the global forerunners for future-proof building on a global level. She is also a member of the Advisory Council for Baukultur of the State of Baden-Württemberg and of the Sustainability Board of the German Property Federation (ZIA). She is co-initiator the global initiative Building Sense Now an received the Eco Innovator Award from Global Green Economic Forum in 2019. Christine is a true believer in making a positive contribution to our global challenges through buildings and is a dedicated advocate for more and transparent quality of our built environment.