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Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 - Call for abstracts

Would you like to give a presentation at the Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2016 (SBE16) on 17-18 November in Sydney?

SBE16 Sydney is part of the Sustainable Built Environment Conference (SBE) 2016 Series focused on developing High-Performance Built Environments. The SBE Conference Series has grown into an important and significant global event with the aim to bring research and industry together to share research innovation and to provide excellent opportunities for international exposure.As part of the pre-eminent international conference series, the SBE16 Sydney conference is aimed at driving innovation in design, planning and management of high-performance built environments, as well as promoting education and collaboration in the field.

The conference is organised by the Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales Australia, and the Cooperative Research Centre for Low Carbon Living (CRCLCL). It is a full-paper peer-reviewed international conference and accepted papers will be included in the conference proceedings under an ISBN number.

A call for abstracts has been issued for contributions to address one or more of the following conference themes:

Design Innovation and Collaboration

  • Bioclimatic architecture
  • Integrated design for high-performance buildings
  • Energy conservation and efficiency in built environments
  • Building and urban retrofit
  • Carbon positive buildings and precincts
  • Sustainable built asset management and collaboration
  • Decision-support for high performance built environments

Smart Built Environments

  • Computational design
  • Smart cities and buildings
  • Building and city modelling
  • Interactive built environments
  • Remote sensing and GIS

Government Sustainability Policy

  • Policies to enhance sustainable built environments
  • Regulations, standards and rating systems

Built Environment Resilience

  • Adaptive architecture
  • Liveability and urban infrastructure and resource efficiency
  • Healthy and low carbon living
  • Disaster resilience and recovery
  • Assessment of the resilience of built environment systems
  • Management and decision-support for resilience

Performance Assessment in Built Environments

  • Indoor environment and thermal comfort
  • Healthy built environments
  • Post-occupancy evaluation of buildings
  • Micro-climate performance and outdoor thermal comfort
  • Green infrastructure and ecosystem services
  • Integrated sustainability assessment

High Performance Materials and Emerging Technology

  • Materials recycling, reuse and manufacturing for built environments
  • High performance materials
  • Emerging technology in built environments
  • Construction innovation

Education for Sustainable Built Environments

  • Government and community education programs for environmental sustainability
  • Sustainability education in engineering and built environments

Industry, Government and University Collaboration

  • Best practices in industry, government and university collaboration
  • Innovative collaboration and engagement systems

Submitting an abstract

Abstracts should not exceed 300 words and must be submitted by Friday 4 December 2015. All contributions to the conference will subject to a blind peer review process by the SBE16 Scientific Committee, and authors of accepted abstracts will be notified by 29 January 2016.

For further information, and to submit an abstract online from 30 October, please visit