Prof. Dr. Lamia Messari-Becker becomes “Vordenkerin (Thought Leader) 2024”

05. December 2023 – Astrid Berndt

Prof. Dr. Lamia Messari-Becker – A visionary in the spotlight

The renowned German Vordenker Forum has named Prof. Dr. Lamia Messari-Becker, one of the leading experts for sustainable construction and climate protection in the building sector in Germany, as “Vordenkerin (Thought Leader) 2024”. The award ceremony will take place on 14 May 2024 at Goethe University Frankfurt, an event that recognizes the importance of her extensive commitment to sustainability and climate protection in the building sector.

Influential voice in the field of sustainable building

Born in Morocco, Lamia Messari-Becker has distinguished herself as a civil engineer through her holistic approach to construction. She not only examines the ecological aspects, but also the economic, social and socio-cultural dimensions. Her warnings against a one-sided energy transition, which focuses mainly on electrical energy and neglects other important forms of energy such as heat and fuels, have made her an influential voice in this field. In particular, Messari-Becker has highlighted the problems that arise from an overemphasis on electrical energy supply for heat and emphasized the need for a diversified energy transition.

Long-standing commitment to a sustainable future

Her commitment to ecological, economic and social responsibility in the context of the energy transition is exemplary. Lamia Messari-Becker advocates the use of diverse, climate-friendly energy sources and emphasizes the importance of a base-load-capable, renewable heat supply, for example through geothermal energy.

She has also worked in various roles and offices to further develop sustainability goals, particularly with regard to the building sector. Her work has made a significant contribution to sustainability becoming a central value compass in the construction industry. Her commitment ranges from the promotion of a resource-conscious circular economy in construction, socially responsible climate protection and affordable housing to innovative neighborhood approaches and urban and spatial planning adapted to climate change.

Impressive career of a thought leader

Lamia Messari-Becker’s career is impressive: she holds a degree in civil engineering and is Professor of Building Technology and Building Physics at the University of Siegen. After completing her studies in Germany, she earned her doctorate on the topic of sustainable CO2 emission reduction in residential buildings. Her professional career includes management positions in planning offices and memberships in various environmental policy committees. She is known for her commitment to diversity, equality and integration.

The “Vordenkerin (Thought Leader) 2024” award is recognition of her visionary approach and tireless commitment to a sustainable, climate-friendly future. Lamia Messari-Becker embodies the ideal of a thought leader who contributes significantly to shaping a more sustainable society through her commitment, expertise and visionary ideas.

The Premium Speakers Team would like to congratulate Prof. Dr. Lamia Messari-Becker as Germans “Vordenkerin (Thought Leader) of the Year 2024”.

Lamia Messari-Becker

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