Peter M. Graham
Peter Graham’s career in sustainable building spans all levels of the industry, from the construction site to university, and from boardrooms to international negotiations. He comes to Swinburne from the role as Executive Director of the Global Buildings Performance Network (www.gbpn.org), an international network of experts dedicated to achieving the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings sector. He has more than 15 years experience in international advocacy, research and education in sustainable building design, construction, evaluation and policy. Previously he has been the Technical Advisor and past Coordinator of the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (www.unep.org/sbci) where he developed and managed many of UNEP’s key research projects and publications in the building sector. Recent work includes supporting international collaboration to improve building energy codes for the G20, APEC and Major Economies Forum, and contributing author to IPCC AR5 Working Group 3 Buildings Chapter, the Global Energy Assessment, UNEP Emissions Gap Report, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. He also led the content development, organizational strategy and implementation planning for the Paris COP21 Buildings Day and Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction.
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M.Sci (Urban Environmental Management)
Nan Chen has been involved in international sustainable building and cleaner-production projects since 2002. Her roles have included Team Leader of the Sino-Dutch Sustainable Building Demonstration project, Manager of the Sino-Dutch Building Support Centre (China), research consultant for UNEP-SBCI and CSTB Building energy efficiency policies in developing and transitional countries, project consultant for UNDP & Shanghai Environment Protection Board environmentally friendly city index, and UNEP Global Initiative for Resource Efficient Cities. She has also held academic and research positions in the Department of Environmental Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and the UNSW and Commonwealth Science & Industry Research Organization (CSIRO) Australia. Her experience in the Private Sector includes as executive secretary to the Marketing manager for Japanese multi-national Mitsui Company in Beijing in which she was in charge of market analysis for Mitsui’s environmental technology business in China. She is fluent in Chinese, English and Japanese and holds a Masters Degree in Urban Environmental Management from Wageningen University, The Netherlands and a Bachelor Degree in Japanese from the Beijing Foreign Studies University, China.