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Pablo van der Lugt

Building Sustainability & Circularity

  • Leading expert in timber and biobased building
  • Ambassador of the Sustainability and Circularity in the built environment
  • Climate change mitigation and carbon sequestration
Fee Range: €/$ up to 10.000
Languages: Dutch, English

*Fee ranges are an estimation for a live keynote speech in an European venue, they can vary significantly depending on the specific requests of the clients, the type of performance, the preparation time and the travel time which is requested. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.


Pablo Van der Lugt is a leading expert in timber and biobased building.

TED speaker and architectural engineer, dr. ir. Pablo van der Lugt obtained his Phd at Technical University Delft in 2008 for his research about the environmental impact of engineered biobased materials.

Since then he has been active in the building industry as senior consultant on the themes sustainability, circularity and biobased building.

He is the author of several books, on biobased building, including Tomorrow’s Timber (2020) and Booming Bamboo (2017) and regularly publishes his findings in popular magazines, scientific journals and conference proceedings.

Pablo Van der Lugt is a highly demanded speaker following several formats, ranging from TED and Pecha Kucha Talks, to keynote presentations at high-level international conferences, including the International Climate Conferences in Paris (COP 21), Katowice (COP24) and international TV and radio programs, podcasts and newspapers.

Pablo is the author of 5 books on sustainable buildings, including ‘Tomorrow’s Timber (2020) and Booming Bamboo (2017).



  • Sustainability & Circularity in the built environment
  • Sustainable, low carbon building and materialization
  • Biobased materials, in particular wood/engineered bamboo
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Climate change mitigation and carbon sequestration
  • Biophilic design: health & well-being aspects


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Tomorrow's Timber (2020)
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Booming Bamboo (2017)

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