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Topics

Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Climate change: status, adaptation and mitigation strategies
  • Temporal trends of climatic parameters at the macro-, meso- and micro scale
  • Heat island effect
  • Interrelationships between climate change at various scales and the built environment
  • Application of mitigation strategies in the building sector (principles, case-studies)
  • Water management in the urban environment: stormwater, green roofs, permeable surfaces, etc.
Energy and environmental performance of buildings and built environment
  • Methods and tools
  • Energy performance as a component of environmental performance of built environment of various scales (buildings, neighborhoods, etc.)
  • Impact of climate change on buildings’ and urban areas’ energy and environmental performance
Zero energy - emissions - lifecycle emissions buildings
  • Schemes and calculation methodologies
  • Technologies for the achievement of high-performance buildings (building envelope, HVACs, etc.)
  • Case-studies
Renewable energy in the built environment
  • Renewable Energy Sources (RES): use in buildings and development of related technologies
  • Implementation of RES in urban environment: infrastructure and grids
  • Case-studies
Renovation and upgrading of buildings and urban areas
  • Impact of climate change on existing buildings as well as on buildings and built areas of historic and cultural value
  • Strategies for environmentally friendly interventions on existing buildings or built areas
  • Assessment and computational methods and/or software supporting decision-making process for renovation projects
  • Case studies
Environmental performance assessment of buildings and built environment: methods, tools and certification schemes
  • Buildings' environmental performance assessment methods and tools
  • Methods for the assessment of the environmental performance assessment at a larger scale of the built environment (urban level)
  • Life-cycle analysis of building materials, elements and units
  • Consideration of climate change in built environment’s sustainability assessment tools and methods
  • Integration of computational or other tools (e.g. BIM) into environmental performance assessment processes
Policies, regulations and standards
  • Building regulations towards sustainable targets
  • Adoption of policies and incentives for the promotion of sustainability of the building sector in the Mediterranean countries
  • Standardization of environmental performance of buildings: recent evolvements and current trends
  • Industry and market turn towards sustainable practices
Economic and social issues
  • Health implications induced by climate change in indoor and outdoor building and urban spaces respectively
  • Economic implications of climate change with regard to buildings’ construction and operation
  • Social and economic indicators in the context of buildings’ and building ensembles’ environmental performance assessment and improvement
Education
  • Inclusion of buildings and building ensembles' environmental performance assessment concepts and strategies in higher technical education (pre- and postgraduate curricula etc.)
  • Training of professionals with the collaboration of technical and professional institutions, chambers and bodies
Building Physics
  • Thermal, visual, acoustic comfort and indoor quality
  • Daylighting
  • Fire safety design
  • Hygrothermal performance, moisture in building components
  • Service life, durability and resilience

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