Learning Series #6: Enhancing Urban Living With Sustainable Buildings

Aram Yeretzian explains green building and how building design can help shape cities of the future.

In this episode of the learning series, Aram Yeretzian breaks down the concept of green building and its role in making cities better and more eco-friendly. Find out how building design can save energy, improve living conditions, and shape the cities of the future. 

Discover the challenges of creating eco-friendly buildings and the opportunities of leveraging building science and innovative technologies to create buildings that are harmonious with their environment. Additionally, listen to Aram’s valuable advice for eco-entrepreneurs working on green building solutions.  

About the Speaker 

Aram Yeretzian is an architect and expert in sustainable architecture. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the American University of Beirut, and a master’s degree of Science in Architecture and Advanced Environmental and Energy Studies from the University of East London, in collaboration with the Center for Alternative Technology in Wales. In 2023, he received the prestigious Fullbright Scholar Award. 

In 1999 and following 8 years of work in architectural and urban planning with the Cabinet d’Architectes L’Arch firm in France, Aram cofounded Prime Design Architects. This professional practice focuses on the research and supervision of sustainable architectural designs and delves into the master planning of projects at various scales.  

Since 2015, Aram has worked at the Departments of Architecture, Environmental Engineering and Civil Engineering at the American University of Beirut, specializing in climate responsive buildings. He is also a member of the sustainability and energy committee at the Order of Engineers and Architects in Beirut.  

Aram is a founding member of the Lebanon Green Building Council and served as president from 2012 to 2014. Finally, he lectures at conferences related to sustainability, serves as a jury member in diverse universities, and represents the Ministry of Environment for any issue related to the environmental aspects of construction and buildings. 

This episode of the learning series was produced under the Clyntech Accelerator Program. The Clyntech Accelerator Program was conceived to make sure Lebanon is sourcing and supporting startups with clean technology solutions tackling the quickly evolving environmental challenges. The Clyntech Accelerator Program was launched by Berytech and co-funded by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Lebanon to enable the Lebanese entrepreneurial ecosystem and stimulate innovation and startup creation in the clean technology sectors. 

Berytech supports innovations across these sectors by offering startups the resources, knowledge, support, and funding necessary to scale their ideas and grow them to penetrate international markets. 

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