Chris Butters

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Faglige interesser

  • Bærekraftig arkitektur, ecodesign
  • Bærekraftig byutvikling
  • Dypøkologi
  • Energi
  • Utvikling
  • Bærekraftig forbruk
  • Livssyklusanalyse

Bakgrunn

  • B.A. i litteratur (Stellenbosch)
  • Master i arkitektur DPLG (Montpellier)
  • Diploma i energiplanlegging (Oslo)

Chris Butters har arbeidet med arkitektur, energi og bærekraftig utvikling i nesten 40 år, som praktiserende arkitekt, høyskolelærer, forsker, forfatter og internasjonal konsulent. Han er forfatter eller medforfatter av 12 bøker. Chris er også tidligere leder av NABU-programmet (Norske arkitekter for bærekraftig utvikling) og har jobbet som seniorrådgiver med Stiftelsen Idebanken. Nylig avsluttet han et fire-årig opphold som forsker ved Warwick University i Storbritannia. Han har også vært gjesteprofessor ved Arkitekthøgskolen i Oslo og St. Johns University i Minnesota, USA.

Chris snakker flere språk og har arbeidet mye i utviklingsland, inkludert 10 år i Bhutan der han tegnet og bygget skoler og et sykehus, og oversatte tekster fra tibetansk til engelsk. Han var med å stifte GAIA-gruppen i Norge på 1980-tallet og senere GAIA International, et pionernettverk for grønn arkitektur og planlegging. Han har også utviklet verktøyet Verdikart for bærekraft (the Sustainability Value Map).

Undervisning

Chris leder det årlige internasjonale masterprogrammet “Energy, Environment and Social Change” ved Den Internasjonale Sommerskolen til Universitet i Oslo, i samarbeid med SUM.

Publikasjoner

Bøker

2017      Cheshmehzangi, A and Chris Butters (eds.): Designing Cooler Cities: Energy, Cooling and Urban Form: The Asian Perspective. (Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies)

2012       M. Grupp, M. Balmer, C. Butters, J. Cieslok, A. Fainsilber, G. Schröder. Time to Shine: Practical Applications of Solar Energy Technology. Synopsis Institute, Lodeve, France. Wiley, New York.

2012      Chris Butters (ed.) NORDIC - Success Stories in Sustainability. Ideas Bank Foundation, Oslo.

2012      Butters C. and Bente Nuth Leland: Fra passivhus til sunne hus. Arkitektur, miljø og helhet. GAIA Agenda Forlag, Oslo.

2011      C. Butters, M. Nakkerud, O. Slåtten (eds.) : Signals: Local action – Success Stories in Sustainability. Stiftelsen Idebanken (The Ideas Bank Foundation), Oslo.

2011    Chris Butters, The Sustainability Value Map, in: Tigran Haas (ed.): Sustainable Urbanism and Beyond. Rizzoli, New York.

2010     C.Butters, M.Nakkerud, O.Slåtten (eds.) : Signals: Local action – Success Stories in Sustainability. Stiftelsen Idebanken (The Ideas Bank Foundation), Oslo.

2006    C.Butters, A.M.Raaholt and K.Skaara: Hytter og miljø – 39 eksempler på miljøvennlig fritidsbebyggelse. (a book on environmentally friendly holiday homes in Norway). Kommuneforlaget, Oslo.

2002    Farner, Asle with F.Miller, C.Butters et al.: Verksted som Verktøy i Plan- og Utviklingsprosesser. (a handbook on participatory workshop methods). Kommuneforlaget, Oslo.

2000    Butters C. and Finn Østmo: Bygg for en Ny Tid.  Mot en miljøvennlig arkitektur. (The first anthology of Norwegian environmental architecture). NABU, Oslo 2000.

1995    Butters C. (ed.) with P.Tshewang, P.Tashi and S.Kvaløy : The Treasure Revealer of Bhutan: Pemalingpa, the Terma Tradition and its Critics. Bibliotheca Himalayica, EMR Publishers, Kathmandu. Reprinted 1997.

1986    Butters C. Termodynamikk og Planlegging, in: Økokommuner, ed. E. Myrhaug, Bergen.

1977    Micmacker C., Butters C. et al: Manuel de Construction Rurale et Alternative. (book) eds. La Surienne, Montargis, France.

 

Vitenskapelige artikler og bokkapitler

2018    (in press) Thomas, T. and C. Butters. Thermal Equity, Public Health and District Cooling in Hot Climate Cities. Journal of Municipal Engineering, ICE Publishing, UK.

2018    (in preparation) Butters C., A. Cheshmehzangi and P. Sassi: Energy and Carbon: Seven Reasons to revisit the low-rise city. Warwick/Oxford Brookes, UK. (Energy Policy?).

2016      Butters, C. and Cheshmehzangi, A. Chinese Urban Residential Blocks Towards Improved Environmental and Living Qualities , Urban Development International.

2016      Butters, C.  District Cooling. Solutions for Energy, Emissions and Urban Heat Island in Hot Climate Cities. ELITH Research Program, Warwick University School of Engineering, UK,

2016      Butters, C. and Thomas, T.H. Comparing the Carbon Footprint of Individual Buildings to That of the Site Works. ELITH Research Program, Warwick University School of Engineering, UK,

2015     Cheshmehzangi A, Butters C. Urban Green Infrastructures (brochure versions in English, Chinese and Thai), UNNC / ELITH program, Ningbo, China..

2015      Cheshmehzangi A, and Butters, C. Sustainable Living and Urban Density: the Choices are Wide Open. Low-carbon Cities and Urban Energy systems, Applied Energy, CUE2015, Fuzhou, China, Energy Procedia 88 (2016) 63 – 70. Elsevier/Science Direct.

2015    Cheshmehzangi A, Butters C. Refining the Complex Urban: The Study of Urban Residential Typologies for Reduced Future Energy and Climate Impacts, in: Proceedings of 8th Conference of the International Forum on Urbanism. Incheon, South Korea.

2014    Chris Butters and Ali Cheshmehzangi,.The Effects of Improved Built Form on Urban Cooling: Review of Passive Strategies and Urban Design. 5th International SEE conference, Nov.2014 Thonburi, Thailand.

2009    Butters C., Sustainability Value Mapping, in: People, Places and Planet Architecture+Design Scotland. SEDA, Edinburgh.

2006    Butters C., Housing and Sustainability Trends; Country Report, Norway. The EU ECONO project, eds. Kimmo Kuismanen et al., Oulu, Finland.

2004    Urban Ecology in Europe. Conference proceedings. SUST, The Lighthouse, Glasgow.

2004    Butters C., A Holistic Method of Evaluating Sustainability. In: Building and Urban Development in Norway, ed. Jens F. Nystad. International Federation of Housing and Planning 2004, Husbanken, Oslo.

2003    Butters C., Policy paper for the UN Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD 12). Ministry of Environment, Oslo 2003.

2003    Butters, C / NABU. Sustainability Policy for the National Association of Norwegian Architects. NAL, Erklæring om Bærekraft, Oslo.

2002    Butters C, Ekologia, modernizm i zyjace korzenie. Murator Architektura 12/2002, Warsaw, Poland.

2002    Butters C (ed.) Sustainable Architecture for Developing Countries. International Union of Architects (UIA), Oslo.

1999    Natvig M., Butters C. et al.: Sustainable Sports and Leisure Facilities. Conference proceedings, Lillehammer / NABU / International Union of Architects.

1995    Butters C. and I.B.Amundsen: Bærekraftig Utvikling? Inntrykk fra Bhutan. Byggekunst 6/95 (Norwegian Review of Architecture), Oslo.

1992    Butters C. and K.P.Tashi: Lhasetsangma: translation of the “... lha sras gtsang ma’i gdung brgyud ‘phel rabs...” from the rGyal-rigs of Wagindra (1728). National Library, Thimphu, Bhutan.

1992    Butters C. and K.P.Tashi: Brief Description of the Three Dimensional Demchog Mandala in the Tashichhodzong. (translation of bde mchog khyil ‘khor gyi dkar chag by Tenzin Dondup, 68th Jé Khenpo). National Library, Thimphu, Bhutan. 

1987    Butters C. et al: A Low Energy House in Bergen. Passive Low Energy Journal, PLEA, USA.

1984    Butters C. Scénarios Alternatifs; Itinéraires Scandinaves. Le Carré Bleu 1/84, Paris, France.

1982    Butters C., Energy Efficient Architecture: USA and Canada. Research Report, Norwegian Research Council, Oslo, Norway.

1982    Butters C., Architecture, Education et Ecologie: Commentaires de Norvège en Rapport avec les Idées de Patrick Geddes. Le Carré Bleu no. 2/82, Paris.

1979    Butters C, Alternative Energy Research in Scandinavia. ISS, University of Oslo.

1979    Butters C, Technologies Alternatives, une Etude en Milieu Rural. UPAM, Montpellier, France (thesis).

  • Thomas, Terence H & Butters, Christopher (2018). Thermal equity, public health and district cooling in hot climate cities. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers : Municipal engineer.  ISSN 0965-0903.  171(3), s 163- 172 . doi: 10.1680/jmuen.17.00020 Vis sammendrag

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