"Future Buildings and Districts - Energy Efficiency from Nano to Urban Scale" is the guiding theme of the international scientific conference CISBAT 2017.

The event organised from 6 to 8 September 2017 at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland, offers a platform for dialogue and presentations focused on energy efficient building and urban district design.

The conference will stretch over three days, featuring high-level keynotes as well as thematic sessions, workshops and technical visits. Special sessions will be organised by the Swiss Chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) and the Swiss Competence Center for Energy Research (SCCER) "Future Energy Efficient Buildings & Districts (FEEB&D)". An evening event will allow networking among participants.

The call for papers is now closed.

The following topics will be covered:

no 1Nanostructured materials for renewable energies (solar nanotechnologies)
no 2Sustainable building envelopes (ecobuildings, retrofit, performance gap)
no 3Daylighting and electric lighting (green lighting)
no 4Indoor environment quality (user comfort, health and behaviour)
no 5Smart buildings (predictive & neuro-fuzzy control)
no 6Integration of renewable energy in the built environment (electricity, heating and cooling)
no 7Building simulation (innovation, rapid design, design support) - special session IBPSA-CH
no 8Smart cities (urban simulation, big data)
no 9Distributed urban energy systems & urban form (urban energy hub)
no 10Information and communication technologies (software, internet of things)

Hosting organisation:
Solar Energy and Building Physics Laboratory (LESO-PB), Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland

Scientific partners:
Cambridge University, Department of Architecture (Prof. Koen Steemers)
MIT, Department of Architecture (Prof. Leon Glicksman)
Swiss Chapter of International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA)

Conference chair:
Prof. Jean-Louis Scartezzini, Conference Chair
Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL)

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