As an urbanist, Maria Derlõš is part of Estonian Urban Lab (Linnalabor), competence center of urban research and activism. At the moment she is one of its board members, dealing with the popularisation of urban studies, the promotion of citizen participation in urban planning, and the enhancement of inclusive city development. From 2013 together with other residents, she founded neighborhood non-profit association Lasnaidee (ideas for Lasnamäe) in Lasnamäe, the largest housing estate in Estonia. Currently, she stands in community activism with one leg and is engaged with local policy and planning with the other.
Jarek Kurnitski is a professor at Tallinn University of Technology and Aalto University, and vice-president at the European professional organization REHVA, Federation of European Heating and Air-Conditioning Associations. In TUT he is the leader of Estonian Center of Excellence in Research ZEBE, Zero energy and resource efficient smart buildings, and the leader of the Nearly Zero Energy Buildings nZEB research group which today operates at both universities. As one of leading scientists in energy performance and indoor climate research he has been know from the preparation of technical definitions for nearly zero energy buildings in European level as well as from development of present energy calculation frames of Estonian and Finnish energy performance regulations.
Vaido Leosk is Charman of the Board at E-Betoonelement AS – provider of precast concrete solutions for buildings and civil engineering works. AS E-Betoonelement is one of the largest reinforced concrete element manufacturer in Estonia and offers also design and assembly services. Vaido Leosk is Member of the Board in Concrete Association of Estonia and Member of the Board in Association of Construction Material Producers of Estonia. Vaido Leosk graduated from Tallinn University of Technology in Civil and Building Engineering in 1993.
Priit Luman works as a Buildings Construction Director of Nordecon. Nordecon is a group of construction companies whose core business is construction project management and general contracting in the buildings and infrastructures segment. Priit Luman has been working in Nordecon since 2009 and since 2013 he is the head of buildings construction division. Priit graduated from Tallinn University of Technology in Civil and Building Engineering in 2010, obtaining a cum laude Master’s degree in Science in Engineering. Priit Luman has been issued a Level V Diploma Civil Engineer by the Estonian Association of Civil Engineers.
As a graduate from TTÜ in the field of construction technology, he now works as a supervisor in Kaamos Ehitus. In his work, he has done both deconstruction and renovation. His Master’s Thesis was also connected to renovation as he researched the physical efficiency of factory-made wall panels on the example of the Akadeemia 5a dormitory. He has also recieved additional training from the University of Dresden in Germany.