2nd International Sustainable Buildings Symposium

Country: Turkey

City: Ankara

Abstr. due: 29.09.2014

Dates: 28.05.15 — 30.05.15

Area Of Sciences: Ecology; Technical sciences; Architecture;

Address: Department 06500 Teknikokullar Ankara/TURKEY

Organizing comittee e-mail: isbs2015@gazi.edu.tr isbs2015@gmail.com

Organizers: Gazi University Technology Faculty Civil Engineering


In recent years, the environmental discourse has increasingly become important in every discipline formulating development theories, models, and policies, especially under the rubric of sustainable development. “Sustainability” is a key issue that aims at the coexistence of the communities in future centuries. In that context, all of the activities aim to produce long-term solutions for co-existence and quality life for humans, and the improvement of the environment without damaging the ecosystem balances as the key goal of sustainable building design. Environment is the collection of physical, chemical, biological and social factors that affect the activity and movement of organic and inorganic elements with economical and humanity values. Building is a part of the environment as well, and during a building’s existence, it maintains its relation with the local and global environments. In this context, an environmental conscious sustainable building should secure the coexistence of the organic and inorganic groups making arrangements not to break the balance of the ecosystem, bring human health into safety, and provide economic use of resources.

The goal of sustainable building design is to provide appropriate environments for the users in terms of qualitative, quantitative, physical and psychological indicators. Sustainable building should be defined with the aspects of ecological, economic, social and cultural sustainability. In this context, ecological sustainability creates scenarios related to the conservation of resources and ecosystem, economical sustainability relating to usability of resources in long-term. It also decreases usage costs, social and cultural sustainability relating to provision of human health and comfort, and conserves social and cultural values. The symposium is aimed to introduce and discuss future oriented previsions, to scope out, and to provide new expansions on the fields of “Sustainable Buildings and Environment”, “Sustainable Planning”, “Energy and Environment”, “Environmental Pollution Control and Auditing” and “Environmental Policies and Practices” in the symposium in which these scenarios will be evaluated.
Subjects of the Symposium
1 - Sustainable Buildings and Environment

    Sustainability of Structural Analysis

    Sustainability of Steel and Timber Structure

    Sustainable Structures under Natural Hazards

    Transportation Infrastructure and S. Development

    Sustainability in Geotechnical Engineering

    Sustainable Building Materials

    Sustainable Design Approaches

    Coastal-Port Engineering

    Water Resources

    Sustainable Approaches to Coastal Management

    Construction and Management of S. Buildings

    Engineering Geology

    Sustainable Approaches to Construction Systems


2 - Sustainable Planning

    Sustainability-Urban/Rural Planning Interaction

    Urbanization and Environmental Problems

    Rehabilitation of Urban Areas

    Urban Transformation

    Cultural-Historical Heritage and Environment

    Landscape Planning

3 - Energy and Environment

    Energy Efficient Building Design and Production

    Microclimate Auditing

    Building Performance Assessment

    Renewable Energy Resources

    Life Cycle Assessment

    Environmental Product Declarations

    Simulation Programs

4 - Environmental Pollution Control and Auditing

    Global Climate Change

    Air/Water/Soil/Noise Pollution

    Ecological Pollution

    Conservation of Resources

    Biological Diversity

    Waste Management

5 - Environmental Policies and Practices

    Environmental Sciences and Technologies

    Environmental Consciousness and In. Systems

    Environment and Human Health


    Environmental Economy/Training/Management

    Local Authorities and Environment

    Environmental Aspect in International Relations

Conference Web-Site: http://isbs2015.gazi.edu.tr/eng-index.html