The building industry is a vital component of our world, but is responsible for colossal amounts of energy consumption
The conference is co-organised with AMPS.
Conference dates: 9-10 February 2017
Abstract submission deadline: 20 October 2016
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Estimates of the building industry’s contribution to world carbon emissions reach as high as 30% worldwide – with figures on energy consumption in the region of 40%. Given the scale of the housing industry’s contribution to these figures it cannot be ignored.
"Living and Sustainability: An Environmental Critique of the Building Practices of Housing, Locally and Globally" is hosted in London. The conference is concerned with issues that affect the housing and cities of advanced economies, the metropoles of new economic powerhouses, and the conurbations of the developing world. The issues it will deal with are broad. However, the starting point is the practical effects and actions we can take from the standpoint of design and construction.
On this basis, suggested themes include, but are not limited to:
- Sustainable construction
- Adapting to climate change
- Monitoring systems
- Building sustainability assessment tools
- Conservation of energy, water and other resources
- Construction Engineering
- Eco-materials and technologies
- Life cycle analysis
- Sustainable design and building standards, and the climatic and social benefits of each
The conference welcomes international contributions from across sectors, such as environmental engineers, sustainable architects, urban planners, infrastructure designers, building technologists, policy makers and others.