Advanced Building Skins Conference

Country: Switzerland

City: Bern

Abstr. due: 15.02.2016

Dates: 10.10.16 — 10.10.16

Area Of Sciences: Technical sciences;

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Organizers: Advanced Building Skins GmbH


International platform for architects, engineers, scientists and the building industry The aim of the Conference on Advanced Building Skins is to contribute to a multidisciplinary, integrated planning approach by architects, engineers, scientists and manufacturers to reduce energy consumption of buildings. By fostering lively exchange between these groups, this conference will shed light on the significance of the building skin, with a view to putting scientific know-how into practice. We are inviting you to present a paper on a topic falling within the scope of the conference, and to submit a proposal by 15 February, 2016. Below are the topics which will be covered in our Conference 2016.Policies, Finance, Business Models Policies to overcome market barriers / Challenges to policy implementationIncentives: moving beyond niche markets / Market strategies for sustainable buildingsCommercialization: How to get sustainable building products into the marketMandatory policies and community empowermentEfficiency improvement programs for existing buildingsFinancing and new business models of building refurbishmentEconomic evaluation of building retrofits / Cost optimization of façade renovationBuilding ownership and energy consumptionUrban development strategies for EcoCities / Applying sustainable urban-scale strategies at building levelInnovative Products and Technologies for the Building Skin New materials for the building skinSmart materials for intelligent building envelopesArchitectural membranes for high-performance building skinsThermal performance of Phase Change Materials for the building skinEco materials for the building skinIntegrating solar technologies into the building envelopeSolar reflective technologies and shading systems for enhanced daylight controlSolar Decathlon projects and technologiesAdvanced Building Skin Design Design methods for sustainable, high-performance building façadesResponsive and adaptive building skins BiomimicryIntelligent sensing, control and optimizationMembranes for high performance building skinsHigh-tech lightweight building envelopesKinetic architectureGreen wallsSustainable design with Building Information Modeling (BIM)Parametric design and digital fabricationPerformance of the Building Envelope Models, tools and simulations for sustainable buildingsTools and models to optimize daylight performanceBuilding design optimization / Building energy performance simulationOptimal insulation levels of roofs and façadesSystems performance and benefits of new construction materialsCost engineering and life cycle cost analysisBuilding commissioningBuilding certification: LEED, Passivhaus, Minergie and other certification systemsNatural ventilation and thermal behavior of the building envelopeHow to apply Proposals should be sharply focused; please avoid an introduction to the topic or a description of your organization. Each proposal should clearly identify its subject and its particular approach to it. We will accept proposals that are either research or practice oriented. You can submit your proposal in either English or German. Please include the following information in your proposal: Paper title plus 3 bullet pointsAuthor’s and co-author’s namesPhone number, email address and postal addressSynopsis of 300 words (abstract) with 6 key wordsSee the 2015 program for samples of bullet points; do not use words like Introduction, Results, Conclusions, or Case Studies as bullet points.


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