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GROHE X Panel Talk – Green Buildings
Creating a better tomorrow
Green buildings play a key role in improving the sustainability of our society. Innovative architects and companies in the construction industry are needed to usher in a paradigm shift. But how can the environmental impact of buildings be positively influenced?
Leader, Fittings LIXIL International
Thomas Fuhr joined GROHE in 2013 as Executive Director Operations, before he took over the role as Co-CEO in 2019. Since 2020 he acts as leader for all LIXIL Fittings plants and is responsible for R&D, production and supply chain for the fittings segment worldwide, including the GROHE brand. With his commitment to sustainability, he has developed GROHE into one of the most sustainable brands in the sanitary industry. Before this he gained 20 years of experience in various management positions at Mercedes-Benz.
Dr. Christine Lemaitre
CEO of the German Sustainable Building Council
Dr. Christine Lemaitre studied structural engineering at the University of Stuttgart and worked as a research and teaching assistant at the University of Stuttgart and project manager at Bilfinger Berger AG. In 2009 she took on the role as director certification system of the DGNB, whose CEO she is since 2010. She is a member of the Advisory Council for Baukultur of the State of Baden-Württemberg, the Sustainability Board of the German Property Federation (ZIA) and the Cradle to Cradle Product Innovation Institute.
Dr.-Ing. Peter Mösle
Managing Director EPEA GmbH – Part of Drees & Sommer
Until 1996 studies at the University of Stuttgart and University of Tucson. 2009 PhD on sustainable building. With Drees & Sommer since 1996 in the field of energy design/environmentally friendly construction, since 2012 partner for sustainability and innovation. With EPEA GmbH – Part of Drees & Sommer consulting according to the C2C design concept on products and buildings for the circular economy.
Moderator & Journalist
Susanne Schöne draws on her extensive experience of over 1,800 events and show presentations and 8 years broadcasting for Germany’s foremost live news channel (N24/Welt) as well as Germany’s best known entertainment channels PRO7 & Sat.1. What is the key to her natural and engaging presentation style? “Intense preparation is vital for a successful show. When I’m familiar with the precise wishes, interests and goals of the client can I (re)present them convincingly.” Susanne Schöne studied journalism and psychology at the TU Dresden.