e-Sustainable Building Design and Engineering http://www.esbde.org/rss e-Sustainable Building Design and Engineering - news feed en Sun, 01 Feb 09 13:23:54 -0800 Symposium: A Roadmap to Zero Carbon School Buildings http://www.esbde.org/news/symposium-a-roadmap-to-zero-carbon-school-buildings <p>The problems related to zero carbon school buildings, their design, predicted performance, and the future challenges will be discussed at this symposium organised by CIBSE School Design Group, CIBSE Home Counties, IBPSA-England and The Bartlett at University College London. </p><style> st1\:*{behavior:url</style><p><strong>A Roadmap to Zero Carbon School Buildings </strong></p><p>Date: 09th February 2009 (09:30 – 16:30) </p><p>Venue: University College London Wilkins Building, The Old Refectory (Room), Gower Street, WC1 E6BT LONDON </p><p>PROGRAMME AND LIST OF CONTRIBUTIONS </p><p>09:30 – 10:00 Registration, coffee (The Old Refectory) </p><p>Opening Session: </p><p>10:00 – 10:15 CIBSE School Design Group – Aims and Objectives </p><p>John Palmer, Chairman of CIBSE School Design Group, Faber Maunsell </p><p>10:15 – 10:30 Low Carbon Buildings – Design, Operational Performance and the Future Challenges </p><p>Dr Dejan Mumovic, Secretary to CIBSE School Design Group, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London </p><p>Session A: Room: The Old Refectory </p><p>Chairman: Dr Malcolm Cook, Chairman of IBPSA-England, Loughborough University </p><p>Co-chairman: Colin Ashford, Chairman of CIBSE Home Counties South East </p><p>10:30 – 11:00 Keynote: Task Force on Zero Carbon Schools – Work in Progress, the Future Challenges </p><p>Robin Nicholson, Chairman of Task Force on Zero Carbon Schools </p><p>11:00 – 11:30 Novel Learning and Teaching Methods and School Design </p><p>Valerie Bragg, Director, Faber Maunsell </p><p>11:30 – 12:00 Reducing Energy Use in Schools </p><p>Paul Eslinger, Regional Director, White Young Green </p><p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- </p><p>12:00 – 12:50 Lunch</p><p>--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- </p><p>Session B: Room: The Old Refectory </p><p>Chairman: John Palmer (Chairman of CIBSE School Design Group, Faber Maunsell) Co-Chairman: Professor Derek Clements Croome (Chairman of CIBSE Natural Ventilation Group, Reading University) </p><p>12:50 – 13:20 Sharing Energy Supply and Low Carbon Energy Supply </p><p>Dr Andrew Wright, IESD, De Montfort University </p><p>13:20 – 13:50 Designing Low Carbon School Buildings Ian Taylor, Partner, Studio Leader, Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (tbc) </p><p>13:50 – 14:20 Exploring Potential Technologies Dr Mike Entwisle, Associate Director, Burro Happold </p><p>14:20 – 14:50 Defining Intelligent School Buildings Professor Derek Clements Croome, Reading University </p><p>---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- </p><p>14:50 – 15:10 Tea break</p><p>---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- </p><p>Session C: Room: The Old Refectory </p><p>Chairman: Paul Eslinger, White Young Green </p><p>Co-Chairman: Gordon Hudson, Mott MacDonald </p><p>15:10 – 15:40 Acquiring Competencies to Procure Zero Carbon Schools </p><p>Colin Ashford, Consultant, Chairman of CIBSE Home Counties </p><p>15:40 – 16:10 Delivering Zero Carbon Schools in PFI Environment </p><p>Gordon Hudson, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald </p><p>16:10 – 16:30 A Roadmap to Zero Carbon Schools – The Way Forward </p><p>John Palmer, Chairman of CIBSE School Design Group, Faber Maunsell </p><p><strong>REGISTRATION</strong>: Registration fee to cover costs of refreshments and speakers: £30 </p><p>To register, just send an e-mail to: <a href="mailto:d.mumovic@ucl.ac.uk">d.mumovic@ucl.ac.uk</a> &#160;(Dejan Mumovic) stating the name of all people attending the event, their companies and e-mail addresses. At the same time send your cheque (payable to University College London), by 05th February 2009, to: </p><p>Dr Dejan Mumovic </p><p>The Bartlett School of Graduate Studies </p><p>University College London </p><p>1-19 Torrington Place </p><p>WC1E 6BT LONDON </p><p>ORGANISERS: </p><p>CIBSE School Design Group </p><p>CIBSE Home Counties </p><p>IBPSA-England </p><p>Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL</p> Sun, 01 Feb 09 13:23:54 -0800 http://www.esbde.org/news/symposium-a-roadmap-to-zero-carbon-school-buildings IBPSA Building Simulation 2009 http://www.esbde.org/news/ibpsa-building-simulation-2009 <p>IBPSA Building Simulation 2009</p><p>University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, Scotland </p><p>27th - 30th July</p><p>Call for abstracts for BS'09</p><p>Abstracts may be submitted via our website at <a href="http://www.bs2009.org.uk/">http://www.bs2009.org.uk</a></p><p>Please note that the deadline for abstracts is September 1st, 2008.</p><p>IBPSA will hold its 11th bi-annual international conference, the leading international conference in building performance simulation, in summer 2009 at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Glasgow, Scotland's largest city, has an unrivalled choice of museums, theatres, parks, science centre and shopping, set within some of the finest Victorian architecture in Europe. In addition, Glasgow has a worldwide reputation as a welcoming city and is firmly established and experienced as a major centre for conferences and international events.</p><p>The conference organizers are seeking high quality papers and will limit the number of peer-reviewed oral presentations. Submissions will therefore be rigorously peer-reviewed. Simulation-based papers on the following themes are welcomed:</p><p>1. advances in building physics</p><p>2. human aspects of the indoor environment</p><p>3. building services</p><p>4. commissioning and operation</p><p>5. energy capture and conversion</p><p>6. advances in applications</p><p>7. validation and calibration</p><p>8. software issues</p><p>9. simulation in design practice</p><p>10. regulation/code compliance</p><p>11. application day case studies</p><p>Abstracts should be in plain text and no more than 500 words. They should describe clearly the research objectives and new knowledge arising from the research.</p><p>One day of the conference will be devoted to practical applications, particularly focusing on simulation in practice with illustrative case studies. Therefore, a limited number of additional papers are invited in order to enable practitioners to demonstrate the benefits flowing from the recent upsurge in the use of simulation in building design. If you wish to contribute such a paper, please ensure it is marked as an application day case study in the abstract submission. </p><p>Key Dates</p><p><strong>September 1st 2008</strong> Abstracts due</p><p><strong>November 1st 2008</strong> Abstract acceptance </p><p><strong>February 1st 2009</strong> Full papers due </p><p><strong>April 1st 2009</strong> Paper reviews provided to authors </p><p><strong>April 15th 2009</strong> Deadline for revised paper</p><p><strong>April 22nd 2009</strong> Deadline for final formatted papers</p><p><strong>May 1st 2009</strong> Final acceptance notification</p><p><strong>May 15th 2009</strong> Deadline for conference pre-registration</p><p><strong>July 27th - 30th 2009</strong> BS '09 Conference </p><p>Conference accommodation will be offered on campus in student residences and in nearby hotels. This can be booked through the website.</p><p>Student support will again be available - details will be announced later on the website. </p><p>We look forward to welcoming you to Glasgow and are sure you will enjoy the experience.</p> Tue, 27 Jan 09 01:53:15 -0800 http://www.esbde.org/news/ibpsa-building-simulation-2009 NEW!!! A HANDBOOK OF SUSTAINABLE BUILDING DESIGN AND ENGINEERING http://www.esbde.org/news/new-a-handbook-of-sustainable-building-design-and-engineering The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection focusing mostly on energy and ventilation provides the current and next generation of building engineering professionals with what they need to work closely with many disciplines to meet these challenges. "A Handbook of Sustainable Building Design and Engineering: an Integrated Approach to Energy, Health and Operational Performance of Buildings" covers: how to design, engineer and monitor a building in a manner that minimises the emissions of greenhouse gases; how to adapt the environment, fabric and services of existing and new buildings to climate change; and, how to improve the environment in and around buildings to provide better health, comfort, security and productivity, and provides crucial expertise on monitoring the performance of buildings once they are occupied. The authors explain the principles behind built environment engineering, and offer practical guidance through international case studies.This work offers highly practical coverage of design, engineering, adaptation and monitoring of sustainable buildings.<br /><br />Written by leading international experts, it is an essential toolkit for building engineers and advanced students.<br /><br />CONTENTS:<br />---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br />PART ONE: INTRODUCTION TO COMPLEX BUILT ENVIRONMENT SYSTEMS<br />Setting the Scene (Dejan Mumovic and Mat Santamouris)<br />Chapter 1: Building Sustainable Communities (Gemma Moore, Irene Perdikogianni, Alan Penn, Meg Adams)<br /><br />----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br />PART TWO: ENERGY AND BUILDINGS<br />Introduction<br />Chapter 1: Energy Efficiency and Thermal Envelope (Jurij Krope, Darko Goričanec)<br />Chapter 2: Energy Monitoring and Labelling (Stefano Paolo Corgnati, Vincenzo Corrado)<br />Chapter 3: Energy Modelling (Pieter de Wilde, Godfried Augenbroe)<br />Chapter 4: Carbon Reduction in Buildings (Ian Ward)<br />Chapter 5: Renewable Energy Sources and the City (Mark Barrett)<br />Chapter 6: Heat Pumps in City Centre Buildings (Djordje Kozic, Darko Goricanec)<br />Chapter 7: Life Cycle Assessment of Buildings (Christina Diakaki, Denia Kolokotsa)<br />Case Study A: Energy and Environmental Monitoring (Alex Summerfield, Hector Altamirano-Medina, Dejan Mumovic)<br />Case Study B: Energy Modelling (David Johnston)<br />Case Study C: Energy Efficient Refurbishment of Buildings (Mark Schroeder, Dieter Wolff)<br /><br />-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br />PART THREE: BUILDINGS AND ENVIRONMENT<br />Introduction<br />Chapter 1: Urban Climate – impacts of energy use, comfort and health (Michael Davies, Philip Steadman, Tadj Oreszczyn)<br />Chapter 2: Air Pollution and Urban Built Environment (Dejan Mumovic, James Milner)<br />Chapter 3: Ventilation, Thermal Comfort, Health and Productivity (Pawel Wargocki)<br />Chapter 4: Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Modelling (Ian Ridley)<br />Chapter 5: Moisture Control in Buildings (Hugo Hens)<br />Chapter 6: Natural Ventilation in City Centre Buildings (Dejan Mumovic, Oliver Wilton, Sung Min Hong)<br />Chapter 7: Mechanical and Mixed Mode Ventilation in City Centre Buildings (Jarek Kurnitski, Olli Seppänen) <br />Chapter 8: Climate Change and Building Design (Steve Sharples, Susan Lee)<br />Chapter 9: Sustainable Cooling Strategies (Thomas Lakkas, Dejan Mumovic) <br />Case Study A: Indoor Air Quality in City Centre Buildings (Katerina Niachou, Mat Santamouris, Iro Livada)<br />Case Study B: Indoor Air Quality and Health (Marcella Ucci, David Crowther, Steve Pretlove, Phillip Biddulph, Tadj Oreszczyn, Toby Wilkinson, Glenis Scadding, Barbara Hart, Dejan Mumovic)<br />Case Study C: Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Modelling (Zarko Stevanovic, Dejan Mumovic, Miroslava Kavgic)<br /><br />--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------<br /><br />PART FOUR: OPERATIONAL PERFORMANCE OF BUILDINGS<br />Introduction<br />Chapter 1: Post-occupancy Evaluation of Buildings (John Palmer)<br />Chapter 2: Occupant Behaviour and Energy Use (Alex Summerfield, Tadj Oreszczyn, Ayub Pathan, Sung Hong)<br />Case Study A: Natural Ventilation of Auditoria: three case studies (Malcolm Cook, Alan Short)<br />Case Study B: Naturally Ventilated Building in a City Centre (Birgit Painter, Malcolm Cook)<br />Case Study C: Impact of an Energy Refurbishment Programme in Chile: More than energy savings. (Eugenio Collados, Gabriela Armijo)<br /><br />To order this book click here.<br /><br />Editors:<br /><br />Dr Dejan Mumovic is a Lecturer in Environmental Design and Engineering at the Bartlett, University College London (UCL), and a member of the Complex Built Environment Systems (CBES) research group. Dejan is a cofounder of two specialist groups: IBPSA-England and CIBSE School Design Group.<br /><br />Dr Mat Santamouris is an Associate Professor of Energy Physics at University of Athens and Visiting Professor to the School of Architecture, Low Energy Unit at University of North London, UK.<br /><br />CONTRIBUTORS (in alphabetical order):<br /><br />Dr Mags Adams, University of Salford, UK<br />Hector Altamirano-Medina, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Professor Gabriela Armijo, Central University of Chile, Chile <br />Professor Godfried Augenbroe, Georgia Tech University, USA<br />Dr Mark Barrett, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Dr Phillip Biddulph, The Bartlett, University College London, UK <br />Professor Eugenio Collados, University of Santiago de Chile, Chile<br />Dr Malcolm Cook, IESD, De Montfort University, UK<br />Dr Stefano Paolo Corgnati, Technical University of Turin, Italy <br />Professor Vincenzo Corrado, Technical University of Turin, Italy <br />Dr David Crowther, University of Cambridge, UK<br />Professor Michael Davies, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Dr Christina Diakaki, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece <br />Dr Darko Goricanec, University of Maribor, Slovenia <br />Dr Barbara Hart, The Royal Agricultural College, UK<br />Professor Hugo Hens, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium<br />Sung Hong, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Sung Ming Hong, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Dr David Johnston, Leeds Metropolitan University, UK<br />Miroslava Kavgic, The Bartlett, University College London, UK <br />Dr Denia Kolokotsa, Technological Educational Institute of Crete, Greece<br />Professor Djordje Kozic, University of Belgrade, Serbia<br />Professor Jurij Krope, University of Maribor, Slovenia<br />Dr Jarek Kurnitski, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland<br />Thomas Lakkas, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Dr Susan Lee, University of Sheffield, UK <br />Dr Iro Livada, University of Athens, Greece<br />Dr James Milner, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Dr Dejan Mumovic, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Gemma Moore, The Bartlett, University College London, UK <br />Dr Katerina Niachou, University of Athens, Greece <br />Professor Tadj Oreszczyn, The Bartlett, University College London, UK <br />Dr Birgit Painter, IESD, De Montfort University, UK<br />John Palmer, Faber Maunsell, UK<br />Ayub Pathan, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Professor Alan Penn, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Irini Perdikogianni, Space Syntax Limited, London, UK<br />Dr Steve Pretlove, Kingston University, UK<br />Dr Ian Ridley, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Professor Mat Santamouris, University of Athens, Greece<br />Professor Steve Sharples, University of Sheffield, UK<br />Professor Alan Short, Short &amp; Associates Architects, UK<br />Dr Glenis Scadding, Royal National Throat Nose and Ear Hospital, London, UK <br />Mark Schroeder, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Professor Olli Seppanen, Helsinki University of Technology, Finland<br />Professor Philip Steadman, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Professor Zarko Stevanovic, Vinca, University of Belgrade, Serbia<br />Dr Alex Summerfield, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Dr Marcella Ucci, The Bartlett, University College London, UK<br />Ian Ward, University of Sheffield, UK<br />Dr Pawel Wargocki, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark<br />Dr Pieter de Wilde, Plymouth University, UK<br />Toby Wilkinson, University of Cambridge, UK <br />Oliver Wilton, WW Studio, Brighton, UK<br /> Tue, 27 Jan 09 01:35:28 -0800 http://www.esbde.org/news/new-a-handbook-of-sustainable-building-design-and-engineering