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Inaugural War on Dull Buildings Summit Presented by Advanced Glazings, Ltd. and Better Buildings for Humans, May 29 and 30

SYDNEY, Nova Scotia - (NewMediaWire) - May 13, 2024 -  Advanced Glazings, Ltd. ("AGL"), creators of Solera® and SoleraWall®, in collaboration with its Better Buildings for Humans team, proudly announces the launch of the inaugural War on Dull Buildings Summit (WODBS). Scheduled for May 29th and 30th, 2024, this groundbreaking virtual event represents a two-day journey into the future of the built environment. Through a series of engaging sessions, participants will explore how architecture impacts every aspect of human life, from wellness and sustainability to economics and community engagement. Spearheaded by AGL, its Better Buildings for Humans podcast and community, this summit seeks to ignite a global conversation about the transformative power of innovative design.


Sessions will commence each day at 11:30 am ET and 1:00 pm ET, offering participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in thought-provoking discussions led by industry pioneers. Each session will run for an hour, ensuring ample time for in-depth exploration and interactive engagement. Best of all, admission to the summit is completely free and open to the public, reflecting AGL and Better Buildings for Humans' commitment to fostering inclusivity and accessibility within the architectural community.

Prepare to be inspired by a stellar lineup of thought leaders who are at the forefront of architectural innovation. Representing diverse fields and perspectives, these speakers are poised to challenge conventional wisdom and spark new ideas. The esteemed speakers list includes:

·       Alexandre Belisle, Director of Business Development at NORBEC

·       Blaine Brownell, Architect and Director of David R. Ravin School of Architecture

·       Chesney Beck, VP of Sales and Engineering at Wintech

·       Jeremy Knoll, Associate Principal and Director of Sustainable and Regenerative Design at BNIM

·       Meagan Sykes, Energy Manager at Sobeys

·       Pascale Sablan, CEO of Adjaye Associates

·       Tony Buquot, GM of the Metal Building Manufacturers Association

·       Keith Robertson, Principal at Solterre

·       Steve Lilley, President and Co-founder of Protocase

·       Nick Bagatelos, Founder of Net Zero Envelope

·       Seth Warren Rose, Founding Director of the Eneref Institute

With their collective expertise, these subject matter experts are poised to reveal new dimensions in our understanding of architecture's role in shaping the world around us.

The War on Dull Buildings Summit offers 4 high-impact session tracks:

May 29

11:30 am ET - Session 1: Better Buildings Make Better Communities

Delve into human-centric design principles that foster connection and breathe life into our communities

1:00 pm ET - Session 2: Green Evolution: Transforming the Metal Building Landscape

Witness the evolution of metal buildings, from baseline functional structures to dynamic, eco-friendly marvels

May 30

11:30 am ET - Session 3: Revenue Reimagined: The Economic Power of Sustainable Design

Explore how sustainable design practices can drive economic growth in many industries such as retail by increasing dwell time, satisfying consumer demand and more

1:00 pm ET - Session 4: The Human Element: Integrating Wellness into Metal Building Design

Explore how more human-benefitting features power new use cases for PEMBs while transforming workplace experience

Join Us! Don't miss this opportunity to be part of a movement that challenges the mundane and celebrates the extraordinary. Register now and let's wage the War on Dull Buildings together!

For registration and more information, please visit


About Advanced Glazings

Great buildings need a connection to the outdoors, one that is only achieved through the use of glass. At Advanced Glazings Ltd, we understand that making that connection is challenging. Our Solera® line of highly insulating light diffusing glass and decades of combined experience in daylight design make it easy for you to create buildings that are stunning and will 'wow' everyone who enters.


About Better Buildings for Humans

Better Buildings for Humans podcast (“BBFH”) explores the intersection of building design and human well-being. Produced by Advanced Glazings and hosted by Joe Menchefski, BBFH features in-depth conversations with thought leaders from various disciplines, shedding light on how the built environment impacts our lives. From architects to engineers, health professionals to cultural influencers, BBFH is the premier platform for advancing building design thought leadership.

To listen, and for more information, visit Better Buildings for Humans, or go to Spotify or Apple Podcasts. Follow us on Twitter (X)LinkedInInstagram, and Facebook.

Jon Lindsay Phillips