CISBAT 2021 will be held under the topic "Carbon Neutral Cities - Energy Efficiency & Renewables in the Digital Era". The built environment’s transition to carbon neutrality has entered a new phase with building science expanding its focus to urban design, new materials and advanced methods for simulation and management of energy demand and resources. Academic research is pushing the boundaries of renewable energy technology and energy efficiency, drawing from expertise in fields as diverse as materials science, climatology and machine learning. Circular economy is gaining ground. All this is reflected in the topics of the CISBAT 2021 call for papers.
The event organised from 8 to 10 September 2021 at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, offers a platform for dialogue, presentations and networking.
Over three days, CISBAT will feature high-level keynotes, thematic sessions, workshops and technical visits. Special sessions will be organised by the Swiss Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA).
The call for papers is due to open in September 2020.
The following topics will be covered:
Climate resilient buildings (ecobuildings, retrofit, performance gap)
Daylighting and electric lighting (human centric & green lighting)
Human & building interaction (user centered systems, health, behaviour)
Building simulation & ICT (design, optimisation, analysis) - IBPSA CH special session
Renewable energy in the built environment (electricty, heating and cooling)
Smart buildings & districts (distributed energy systems, predictive & adaptive control, energy demand & supply)
Data mining for the built environment (big data & machine learning)
Urban climate modelling (microclimate, energy performance, regenerative design)
Innovative construction for circular economy (LCA, recycling, design)
Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (LESO-PB), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland
Cambridge University, Department of Architecture (Prof. Koen Steemers)
MIT, Department of Architecture (Prof. Leon Glicksman)
Swiss Chapter of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA CH)
Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini, Conference Chair
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)