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International Conference on Sustainable Design of the Built Environment 2017

UEL in London

Call for papers

We are pleased to invite you to the International Conference for Sustainable Design of the Built Environment (SDBE) held in London, UK on 20 and 21 December 2017. The SDBE conference is a unique opportunity for academics, researchers, architects, urban designers, engineers, building consultants and professionals to meet and share the latest knowledge, research and innovations on low carbon building design, building performance, simulation tools and energy efficient building-related technologies.

The conference focuses on sustainable design, building energy performance, sustainable planning of neighbourhoods and cities, emphasising a balanced approach to environmental, socio-economic and technical aspects of sustainability. The topics extend to include innovative approaches for education and training on sustainability of the built environment. The conference will raise awareness concerning state-of-the-art strategies and best practice across the world of integrating sustainable development approaches in the built environment.

The conference will include keynote speakers and technical workshops to promote the knowledge exchange on the conference themes. The conference themes include a range of forums covering sustainable design and operation within the built environment which aim to ultimately improve the quality of life, health and well-being whilst mitigating the impact of the built environment on carbon emissions.

Conference Themes
•Sustainable urban design
•Education for sustainability
•Bioclimatic and passive design
•Zero and low carbon design 
•Sustainable construction and technology
•Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) 
•Post Occupancy Evaluation (POE)
•Energy efficiency in buildings 
•Renewable energy technologies
•Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ), health and wellbeing
•Building Simulation and Building Information Modelling (BIM)
•Innovative didactics for sustainable development 

Call for Full Papers
The full papers should be submitted by 15 August 2017. The paper should follow the conference paper template (maximum of 12 A4 pages). The papers will be peer-reviewed and will be recommended for publication in prestigious journals. 

Key Dates
Call for papers: 1 June 2017
Expression of interest: 21 June 2017
Deadline for full paper submission: 30 August 2017
Notification of acceptance: 15 September 2017
Comments from reviewers: 30 September 2017
Deadline for final full paper submission: 31 October 2017

Free conference registration for all selected papers funded by the British Council: 21 November 2017

Conference date: 20 and 21 December 2017

Keynote Speakers
Professor Philip Jones, Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University
Professor Steve Sharples, School of Architecture, The University of Liverpool
Professor Rajat Gupta, School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University

The Crystal, One Siemens Brothers Way, Royal Victoria Docks, London E16 1G

Conference registration
Free for all selected papers


This conference is organised by the University of East London, University of Strathclyde and Ain Shams University. It is funded by The British Council Newton Institutional Links Fund.

Wednesday, 20 December 2017 9:00 to Thursday, 21 December 2017 18:00

The Crystal

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