Holger Wallbaum is a Full Professor in Sustainable building and Vice-Dean for Knowledge Transfer and Stakeholder Relations at the Department och Architecture and Civil Engineering at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Holger’s research is related to ecological and economic life cycle assessment of construction materials, buildings and infrastructures, sustainability assessment tools for buildings as well as advanced building stock modelling and affordable housing renovation concepts. More recently, he has built up a strong research environment on comfort, well-being and its effect on occupants’ productivity in non-residential buildings.
He is an elected member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences and co-founder of two startup companies, one on housing renovation concepts as well as one on healthy and productive offices.
Holger is an Editorial Board Member of the Journal “Development in the Built Environments” as well as a subject editor for construction materials and buildings with the International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment and has been the host of the World Sustainable Built Environment online conference BEYOND 2020 in November 2020. Holger was the lead author of the chapter on “Climate-neutral housing” in the report Housing 2030 on behalf of the UNECE, UN-Habitat and Housing Europe.