Please introduce yourself here

Jesper Menting's picture

We would like to know who you are and what you do! Please introduce yourself by filling in the box at the bottom of the page at 'add new comment'.

Subject is your name, and your personal description can be written in de box.

Charjan Steenhuis's picture

Hi my name Charjan Steenhuis, Parallel 52° coordinator and contributer and formerly active as project officer sustainable building at the Dutch consulate in Toronto. Currently  I am a researcher Sustainable Housing Transformation at the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology. Through my time in Toronto and the position I have now in Delft, I experienced the power of Parallel 52. Connecting people, exchanging knowlegde and organizing events all under one wing but only possible with contributions of all involved.

Jesper Menting's picture

Hi, I am Jesper Menting and I am one of the admins of this website. I'm also working as Parallel52 coordinator.  In 2016 I have worked at the Dutch Consulate in Vancouver as researcher sustainable building, and I'm currently focusing my graduation research on what elements architects can use for more sustainable buildings. I have an interest in sustainability because I think it leads to beautiful and exciting architecture, and I'm looking forward to what projects and ideas others have to share on this website!  

Vincent's picture

Hello! My name is Vincent Steenkamp, master student Management in the Built Environment at the Delft University of Technology. As a student assistant I am working on HomeMates, an expertise platform initiated by Anke van Hal that focusses on the residents perspective in energy friendly renovation processes. After my bachelors in Architecture I had the opportunity to do an internship at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver where I did research on sustainable building. The internship gave me an insight in what the building sector of West Canada and the Netherlands can learn from each other and I still use my examples from Vancouver in projects of my master. This forum is a very good start to inspire each other with best practices of both countries!   

Hello! I am Stijn Wiegerinck, MSc-student in Construction Management & Engineering at the faculty of Civil Engineering at Delft University of Technology. Currently, I am a research intern at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Vancouver, where I perform research on sustainable building and energy. After I finished my bachelor in Architecture, I started this master last september and left for Vancouver early February. Until early August of this year, I will be at the consulate and you can reach me for all kinds of questions regarding sustainable building and the energy sector in (Western) Canada. I am happy to support anyone or any Dutch company in this field. I think the main goal for this platform is to make it possible for people to get and stay in touch and interchange knowledge and ideas. I hope I can make a contribution to this!

I am professor sustainable building at the Delft university of Technologies and Nyenrode Businness Universiteit. I am also initiator, together with Annemarie van Doorn, CEO of the DGBC, of Parallel52. This is the Dutch Canadian Building and Planning network. 

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Dear all, I am Do Janne Vermeulen, architect and founding partner of Team V Architecture. Continuously aiming for high level and future proof buildings and in various projects searching for innovative sustainability: renovating existing large scale offices and university building, designing a tall timber appartment tower in Amsterdam. I thoroughly enjoyed the discussion with colleagues in Toronto on green offices in the virtual meeting room: very valuable to exchange between countries.