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BBO Founders

A clean and healthy Environment for All

Unde venis,- quo vadis

 

But can we change, let alone halt, a global system that is inexorably

destroying our environment?

What can we do?

 

We live in a time in which we should no longer hide. Our generation is helplessly exposed to a process in which not only the individual but significantly our environment is being changed. We have something to offer the world instead of being a problem of it.

 

Where do we come from - Where are we going? - a question that has been occupying my husband since early childhood. However, are we not all searching for this answer?

What we do ...

 

Since 1984, my husband Norbert has been working in the field of environmental technology, chemical products, instruments, machines and manufacturing plants. Further developments are in the field of water treatment, sewage treatment, construction, renewable energy and reduction of global warming. He is also the creator and inventor of the most environmentally sensitive city of the world, the Blue Industry, the University for Environment, the Blue EcoPower, the Pascal Stone, the Blue Building Concept, and the Founder of the Blue Building Environmental Organisation.

 

Since 1999, Norbert and I are jointly working together. The idea for founding the Blue Building Environmental Organisation is sharing our visions, inspiring and supporting humanity to take action caring for the environment.

My husbands sudden passing caught us unprepared. What remains of his visions and plans, of his unfinished technologies and projects?

 

Now that he is no longer there, and he can no longer contribute to their success it is our turn to bring his visions to live.

 

 

Based on the Motto

 

"a clean and healthy environment for all", accompanied by advisory councils, decisions are to be made jointly. It is now up to us to continue his planned projects as best we can. However, this is only possible with the help and support of as many members as possible worldwide. 

 

Become a part of our Blue Building Environmental Organisation, so much can be changed in a positive way.

 

Become a Part of it, be a Guardian of the Environment

and register for your Blue Building Environmental Organisation membership today.

 

With kind regards

Melanie Stegmann

Advisory Board

Mel Stewart

Mel Stewart, OBE

Vice President and International Business Advisor

FICE; FIHE; MIWEM

B.Sc Hons Civil Engineering at Sunderland Technical College

Mel Stewart

International Business Expert

 

As a good friend and advisor, Mel Stewart has given his support to The-Environmentalist’s environmental technology since 2005.

 

Mel, a Civil Engineer, joined Sir William Halcrow & Partners in 1968 working in Saudi Arabia, Australia, Oman and the UAE. From 1983 to 1998 he was the Middle East Regional Managing Director of Halcrow Middle East.                                   

 

From 1998 to 2008 he was Engineering Advisor to His Highness Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi the Ruler of the Emirate of Sharjah and Member of the Federal Supreme Council of the United Arab Emirates. Mel was responsible for the development and implementation of Sharjah infrastructure projects such as highways, ports, airports, water supply, sewerage, government buildings and free zone developments. Mel was also the point of contact with His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah for the British community and various churches and schools in Sharjah.

 

Since 2009 he has been Special Advisor to Halcrow, then CH2M and now Jacobs.

 

In 1991, he received the Order of the British Empire for services to British commercial interests in the UAE. In the same year, he was awarded ‘The Key to Sharjah’ by HH the Ruler for services to Sharjah Emirate. 

Dr. Wilfried Krah

Dr. Wilfried Krah

Vice President & Director of Technical Advisory Board

Doctorate Degree in Physics at University of Karlsruhe

Dr. Wilfried Krah

Technical Expert

 

For more than 30 years Dr. Krah has been active in the field of building physics and construction technology; for more than 35 years he has been a publicly appointed and sworn expert in all areas of building physics. As a former managing director of BASIC GmbH, he has knowledge of the most modern measuring equipment in the field of building acoustics, room acoustics and thermal simulations. He uses a variety of high-quality simulation software in the areas of heat flow and heat consumption, heat-carried air flows, airborne sound emissions, room acoustics and lighting technology. In addition, Dr. Krah has expertise in the investigation of natural stone and concrete remediation (including salt ion loading, pH, existing moisture, maximum moisture, hygroscopic moisture, carbonation).

 

As managing director of BASIC GmbH, he has worked on both restoration projects and new construction in the past. Below we list an excerpt of projects:

 

Dubai (UAE)

Burj-al-Arab 7-Stars-Hotel; Thermal simulation of heat flows and radiation

Beijing (China)

Conception of two-skin ETFE-elements for the Aquatic - Centre Olympics 2008

Bayreuth (FRG)

Festival building for the Wagner-Operas; General building physics

 

Dr. Krah has been one of Blue Building's partners from the beginning and a friendship has developed over many years of cooperation. On the advisory board of the Blue Building Environmental Organisation, he is a welcome advisor on international projects in the field of building physics and we look forward to a continued pleasant cooperation.

Dr. Björn Kjerfve

Dr. Björn Kjerfve

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Advisory Board

Distinguished Professor Emeritus

School of Earth, Ocean & Environment;

PhD Marine Sciences, Louisiana State University;

MS Oceanography, University of Washington;

BA Mathematics, with minor in journalism, Georgia Southern College (with transfer credits in political science from Stockholms Universitet, Sweden)

Dr. Björn Kjerfve

Maritime Expert

 

Dr. Björn Kjerfve is a coastal physical oceanographer with extensive academic leadership experience in higher education. In 2013, he was elected as a corresponding member to the Brazilian Academy of Sciences. At University of South Carolina, Dr. Kjerfve taught more than 7,000 students oceanography, environmental science, climate change, and human interactions with the natural environment; mentored/advised 20-25 undergraduate majors annually; and supervised to conclusion 14 PhD student dissertations and 24 MSc student theses.

 

Dr. Kjerfve has authored more than 250 publications, including books (edited and authored), peer-reviewed journal articles, peer-reviewed book chapters, technical-scientific publications and reports, and other non-science publications. He has been awarded more than $20 million in grant funding as PI or co-PI obtained from NSF and other agencies and entities. He has extensive international research, working, and living experience in Brazil, Sweden, UAE, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Australia, Mexico, Belize, Jamaica, Colombia, and elsewhere. Dr. Kjerfve has carried out consultancy projects, mostly international in scope, for UNESCO, UNDP, World Bank, US AID, Nobel Energy, Research Planning Inc., Agra E&E, IDRC (Canada) and others. He currently serves as Board Director and Senior Advisor of Cascade Water Solutions LLC (Denver) and Member of the Advisory Board of the Blue Building Environmental Organisation.

Dr. Andreas Appelt

Dr. Andreas Appelt

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Advisory Board

Orthopaedic and Trauma Surgeon

Specialty: Sports Medicine

Subspecialty: Chiropractic, Acupuncture

Dr. Andreas Appelt

Medical Expert

 

Dr. Appelt studied medicine at the Universities of Cologne, Bonn, Mainz and Heidelberg and earned a doctorate at the University of Heidelberg/Mannheim in the medical field of surgery in November 1986. He completed speciality training in surgery from 1987 to 1992 in Theresien-Hospital Mannheim (Oellers) and in the Bruchsal Hospital (Thiele) and following that completed training in surgery and advanced training for trauma surgery at the municipal hospital in Friedrichshafen (Seitz). Later Dr. Appelt completed specialisation in sports medicine, chiropractics and orthopaedics and he was 5 years teacher and consultant orthopaedic surgeon in the University Clinic in Heidelberg. 

 

He has practised in Germany, Ghana, West Africa and the United Arab Emirates. 

 

On a regular basis, Dr. Appelt is visiting Ghana, for free orthopaedic treatment for people in need on his own costs. The Orthopaedic Department of the John Paul 2nd Hospital in Jamasi, Ashanti Region, is named after Dr. Appelt.

 

Dr Appelt is the author of 15 publications in the field of various surgical care and traumatology, including surgery in developing countries.

Hendrik Nelde

Hendrik Nelde

Marketing and Real Estate Expert

 

After starting his career as a landscape architect, Mr Nelde soon realised that his passion was real estate. He founded Experts BVBA in 1990, Amber NV (now known as Nelde NV) in 1993 and Gimov NV in the same year. In 1999, Mr Nelde founded an office specialising in rental, management and administration of houses.

 

In 2002, Mr Nelde founded the first Belgian RE/MAX branch. His latest challenge is the Belgian brewery FEYS, which stopped producing beer in August 1965.

 

Summary of Mr. Nelde's specialties: - International real estate consulting (Quebec specialty) - Residential real estate appraisal & surveying - Investment strategies- Coaching of residential real estate buyers - Residential real estate investment: Consulting - Coaching of real estate professionals.

Hendrik Nelde

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Advisory Board

Board Member at VVIA vzw Vlaamse Vereniging voor IndustriëleArcheologie

Diploma, Landscape Architecture, Hoger Rijksinstituut

HRILT, Garden and Landscape Architect

Technical Advisory Board

Dr. Wilfried Krah

Dr. Wilfried Krah

Vice President & Director of Technical Advisory Board

Doctorate Degree in Physics at University of Karlsruhe

Dr. Wilfried Krah

Technical Expert

 

For more than 30 years Dr. Krah has been active in the field of building physics and construction technology; for more than 35 years he has been a publicly appointed and sworn expert in all areas of building physics. As a former managing director of BASIC GmbH, he has knowledge of the most modern measuring equipment in the field of building acoustics, room acoustics and thermal simulations. He uses a variety of high-quality simulation software in the areas of heat flow and heat consumption, heat-carried air flows, airborne sound emissions, room acoustics and lighting technology. In addition, Dr. Krah has expertise in the investigation of natural stone and concrete remediation (including salt ion loading, pH, existing moisture, maximum moisture, hygroscopic moisture, carbonation).

 

As managing director of BASIC GmbH, he has worked on both restoration projects and new construction in the past. Below we list an excerpt of projects:

 

Dubai (UAE)

Burj-al-Arab 7-Stars-Hotel; Thermal simulation of heat flows and radiation

Beijing (China)

Conception of two-skin ETFE-elements for the Aquatic - Centre Olympics 2008

Bayreuth (FRG)

Festival building for the Wagner-Operas; General building physics

 

Dr. Krah has been one of Blue Building's partners from the beginning and a friendship has developed over many years of cooperation. On the advisory board of the Blue Building Environmental Organisation, he is a welcome advisor on international projects in the field of building physics and we look forward to a continued pleasant cooperation.

Dr. Gunter Ebert

Dr. Gunter Ebert

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Technical Advisory Board

Doctorate Degree in Design and Realisation of Databases for a holistic Production  planning and control system at the Technical University of Karl-Marx-Stadt

Dr. Gunter Ebert

Mechanical Engineering & IT Expert

As part of his work as a research associate / research assistant / senior research assistant in the fields of computer science and computer science / mechanical engineering, Dr. Ebert worked as lecturer for 19 years. Further 7 years he has worked in adult qualification (Chamber of Technology) in the field of computer science. Since 1990, Dr. Ebert has been in charge of further education courses for adult qualification; development of concepts, technical management and worked as a lecturer in the following areas: Basics of computer science, Information technology, Database systems (theory, practice and programming), Networks, Internet, Intranet, Programming technologies (software development, software testing, software implementation), Business administration and accounting. 

 

In the research Centre of the "Fritz Heckert" combine, he designed and implemented software modules for a fully automated CIM factory (first functional, fully automated factory in the world, consisting of a production planning and control system, several machine tools, high-bay warehouse, workstation warehouse, automated, self-propelled transport systems, washing area, paint spraying system).

 

As the manager of IMC GmbH, Dr. Ebert has worked among others on various software developments for the Free State of Saxony (Projects with values of about  € 500,000 up to € 4.000.000).

 

Since 1994, Dr. Ebert holds eight patents in the areas of the development of “polymer concrete” and its possible applications and was furthermore involved in several patent applications.

 

Dr. Ebert and The-Environmentalist have been friends for over 20 years, and he has been advising the Blue Building team with his professional expertise since then.

David Wilton

David Wilton

Expert for Solar Plants & Water Treatment

 

Mr. Wilton's practical experience spans over four decades of professional dedication to solar thermal engineering with special focus on “Absorbance Heat Transfer R & D” for heat capture & transfer under passive & active operations of diffuse radiation; solar thermal fluid forensic testing; hydraulic design revisions for renewable energy building systems: closed/open & recirculation loops; global field tests for optimization balance and control of multi-source, renewable energy to advanced residential, commercial & industrial applications.

Ir. David Wilton

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Technical Advisory Board

Ashare certified Thermal Heat Transfer Engineer;

HVAC-R Vapor Compression Design Engineer;

MEP Building Services Design Engineer

Steffen Hänsel

Steffen Hänsel

Expert for Hydraulics, Pneumatics, Vacuum Technology, Electron Beam Technology

 

Starting his professional career as an industrial mechanic, Mr. Hänsel has constantly expanded his knowledge in the technical field, in the areas of administration and network, he is proficient with design software such as Autocad, Inventor, Solid Works and Catia. Furthermore, he is technically competent in the areas of hydraulics, pneumatics, vacuum technology, electron beam technology, which benefits the Blue Building Group in various new developments. Due to his self-employment at WEGA Konstruktion, Mr. Hänsel also has business management knowledge.

 

Known as a trusted partner to the Blue Building Group since 2016, Mr. Hänsel has been providing his technical expertise and support for various projects, and he will continue supporting Blue Building Environmental Organisation as technical advisor.

Steffen Hänsel

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Technical Advisory Board

State-Certified (FH) Mechanical Engineering Technician

Thomas Townson

Thomas Townson

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Technical Advisory Board

Master Title in the Heating and Ventilation Installer Trade

Master Title in the Gas and Water Installer Trade

Publicly appointed and sworn expert of the Chamber of Crafts Middle Franconia for gas and water installations and heating engineering

Thomas Townson

Expert for Heating and Ventilation- and Gas and Water Installer Handcraft

 

A specialist in his field. After successfully completing his two master's degrees in the heating and ventilation- and in the gas and water installer handcraft, Mr. Townson has held management positions in the heating and sanitary sector since 1997.

 

Since 2005, he has been an appointed and sworn expert for the gas and water installation craft and for heating construction, appointed by the Chamber of Crafts for Middle Franconia, Germany. In 2016 he started his own business in this field and since then he has been offering his competent services on a freelance basis in the following areas of expertise:

 

Provision of expert opinions for local and regional courts, provision of private expert opinions from the individual to the complex industrial plant; provision of hazard analyses; Expert opinion of sewer systems on the basis of video inspections; Expert opinion on oil and gas central heating systems;

pellet heating systems from single-family homes to complex local heating networks; combined heat and power plants, heat pump systems up to cascade systems; ICA from multi-family residential buildings to complex plants; thermal solar plants from single-family houses to industrial plants, assessment of sanitary installations and elaboration of renovation concepts for the preparation of technical planning.

Dr. Jens-Carsten Claus

Dr. Jens-Carsten Claus

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Technical Advisory Board

Doctorate Degree in Environmental Technologies at Technical University of Berlin

Diploma in Industrial Engineering & Management at Technical University of Berlin

Dr. Jens Carsten Claus

Expert for Environment, Process Plants, Vacuum Technology

 

As a supplier of vacuum pumps and systems in Sharjah, Dr. Claus became a strong supporter and friend of Blue Building Environmental Organisation's Founders in recent years.

 

Since 2014, Dr. Claus is Managing Director of Busch Vacuum FZE in Sharjah, UAE. As an Industrial Engineer, he has earned a high reputation in project development, structuring and execution of complex investment projects for various industrial sectors as well as Managing Director with full P&L and HR responsibility of an independent entity in the UAE. 

 

His core competences are Project Acquisitions, Structuring, Implementation and Execution, Project Management and large value Contract Negotiations, Customer Networking and Coordination of Partner, Distributors and Suppliers, Business Development, defining Sales and Marketing Strategies as well as setting respective targets and their stringent follow-up and creating significant business growth with P&L and HR responsibility.

 

Dr. Claus' international experience includes the chemical, petrochemical and oil and gas sectors, material handling systems, mechanical manufacturing plants, metallurgical plants, power plants, waste incineration, waste separation and treatment plants. During his career he has worked in GCC countries, Central America & USA, Western Europe, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Myanmar, Pakistan, Qatar and Thailand.

 

Thanks to his excellent knowledge in the field of vacuum technology, we know that Dr. Claus will fit perfectly into the Blue Building Environmental Organisation Advisory Board team. We are happy to have him on board.

Commercial Advisory Board

Thomas Dildey

Dipl. Eng. Thomas Dildey

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Commercial Advisory Board

Structural Engineering, Building Physics, Urban Water Management, Hydraulic Engineering

Dipl. Eng. Thomas Dildey

Blue Building Environmental Organisation Spokesman

 

During his professional career, Mr. Dildey has acquired both extensive technical knowledge and commercial skills through his studies and work with the Thyssen Group, which will serve him well in working with the Blue Building Group. Combined with his management experience gained over the last 15 years at Maurer SE, Lünen & Munich, Germany, with responsibilities for major projects for ministries and authorities in Denmark, Sweden and Finland. In 2017/18, Mr. Dildey established and managed successfully the Maurer Middle East FZCO in Dubai. Particular focus here includes commercial, technical and organizational matters, P&L responsibilities in the GCC region, strategy and market analysis, advising ministries and government agencies, identifying, implementing and managing outsourced resources (accounting, engineering, maintenance), overseeing the daily, monthly and annual operations of the organization and overseeing and monitoring all matters on the commercial and the legal side.

 

Due to his excellent technical knowledge, wide-ranging management experience in Europe and the Middle East, and excellent communication skills, Mr. Dildey will fulfil -beside his function as advisory board member, consultant and sparring partner of the management- the role of Blue Building Environmental Organisation's spokesperson. In consultation with the founders, he will be responsible for the overall publications and coordinate worldwide with the Blue Building Environmental Organisation Regional and Country offices on all matters relating to Blue Building Environmental Organisation's official presence.

Marius Frömbgen

Marius Frömbgen

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Commercial Advisory Board

Graduate Lawyer

Marius Frömbgen

Legal Expert

 

After graduating from the Martinus-Gymnasium Linz in 1997 and completing his compulsory alternative military service, Mr. Frömbgen studied law at the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn and passed the 1st State Law Examination in 2003. The subsequent legal clerkship was completed in the district of the Higher Regional Court of Koblenz and was successfully concluded with the attainment of the 2nd State Examination in Law.

 

Since December 2006, Mr. Frömbgen has been working as a freelance lawyer.

 

His power of representation extends - as it has since the Act to Strengthen the Self-Administration of the Legal Profession for All Lawyers came into force on 01.06.2007 - to all local, regional and higher regional courts nationwide specialising in labour law, general contract law, traffic law, online/internet law, general civil law. Since the professional code of conduct for lawyers only permits the naming of a maximum of five main areas of practice, his areas of specialisation have only been listed by way of example.

 

Mr. Frömbgen is a good friend and has supported Blue Building since 2014.

Ina Lahr

Ina Lahr

International Tax Expert

 

Starting her professional career in 1976 as pedagogue, Mrs. Lahr has expanded her professional activities after the reunification of Germany.

 

In 1994 she graduated as a tax consultant and has been working since then successfully as a tax advisor in a renowned tax office in Saxony, Germany. Several times a year, Mrs. Lahr attends further training seminars on current tax law.

 

As Blue Building Environmental Organisation will be active internationally, Mrs. Lahr will advise Blue Building Environmental Organisation Ltd on international tax rules and regulations thanks to her many years of experience.

Ina Lahr

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Commercial Advisory Board

Tax Specialist

Michael Stegmann

Michael Stegmann

Product Quality Assurance

 

As a family member of Blue Building, Michael Stegmann has been advising and supporting the founders of Blue Building Environmental Organisation and the Blue Building Companies for many years, but actively since 2013.

 

Thanks to his many years of experience and work as an authorised signatory of a renowned industrial company and the subsequent further training, especially in the field of quality assurance, he is a valuable support for inspection and purchase of products with high quality standards for the Blue Building Group.

Michael Stegmann

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Commercial Advisory Board

Commercial Specialist

Michael Melzer

Michael Melzer

Lecturer

 

As a passionate antiquarian with his own business since 1982, Mr. Melzer is highly knowledgeable in history, old historical books, maps and other antiques. Since then, he has attended numerous antiquarian book fairs and regularly participates in the Leipzig Book Fair.

 

Known to The-Environmentalist for nearly 40 years, with countless inspirational, philosophical and even topical conversations, Mr. Melzer has become a good friend and advisor. Another passion of Mr. Melzer is imparting and exchanging knowledge and it is one of his greatest pleasures, encountering with people from all professions and cultures, which has given him a deep insight into the structures of human society. Mr. Melzer will serve as a lecturer for the Blue Building Environmental Organisation's publications in the future.

Michael Melzer

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Commercial Advisory Board

Lecturer

Hartmut Sieper

Hartmut Sieper

Blue Building Environmental Organisation

Commercial Advisory Board

Qualified Banker

Hartmut Sieper

Financial Expert

 

Hartmut Sieper is a German entrepreneur, investment manager and business consultant living in Mauritius. Since 2006, he had dedicated himself to strategic consulting, corporate development and investment opportunities in Africa. He introduces global investors to FDI opportunities, and to create new businesses in Africa based on innovative technology.

 

Mr. Sieper is founder and CEO of Transformative Technologies PCC, and operator of the portal Pro-Mauritius. He was managing a Luxembourg based Pan-African equities fund from 2009 - 2014. He worked with several private banks as investment advisor, financial analyst, asset manager and investment strategist. As a business consultant, he has a long track record of assessing and writing professional business plans for SMEs and large enterprises.

 

Mr. Sieper is holding positions in a number of boards, including the Vice President of the International Christian Chamber of Commerce (Mauritius). He is furthermore the author of several books about investments and capital markets in Africa. There has been a pleasant business relationship between Mr. Sieper and the founders for many years and we are happy to welcome Mr. Sieper in our the Blue Building Environmental Organisation Advisory Board Team.

Members' Council

Elisabeth Artukmac

Elisabeth Artukmac

Director of Blue Building Environmental Organisation Members Council

 

An enthusiastic, open and friendly person, Elisabeth Artukmac joined the Blue Building Group back in 2016. As assistant to the management, Mrs. Artukmac has been an essential part of the Blue Building Foundation team.

 

Due to her many years of experience as a marketing and contracting manager in the tourism industry in the UAE, her responsibilities included daily correspondence with international business partners, handling extensive studies, preparing presentations and conducting market analyses directly for the management. 

 

After her maternity break, we are pleased to welcome her back to the Blue Building Family as Director of the Blue Building Environmental Organisation Members Council.

Elisabeth Artukmac

Blue Building Environmental Organisation Director of Members Council

Bachelor Degree in Business Management

Hector Mendonca

Hector Mendonca

Blue Building Environmental Organisation Members Council

 

High quality and excellent customer service experience speak for themselves! An energetic, motivated and visionary Operations Executive Hotel Manager, Mr. Mendonca has managed all levels of several projects, including hotel and restaurant pre-openings. 

 

With more than 40 years of experience in Dubai's hospitality industry, excellent communication and problem-solving skills and an eye for details, Mr. Mendonca will now commence a new challenge in his life by supporting the Blue Building Environmental Organisation as a permanent member of the Members' Council.

Hector Mendonca

Blue Building Environmental Organisation Members Council

Hotel and Hospitality Management

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