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CISBAT 2009 Renewables in a Changing Climate - From Nano to Urban Scale

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Although much has been done already to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment in the last twenty years, there is still a huge scope and a great need for further improvement in this field. Newly emerging technologies such as nanotechnologies, as well as a deeper insight into the metabolism of buildings and urban settlements are the keys to a wider use of renewable energies and a drastic reduction of buildings' dependence on fossil fuels.
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The latest achievements of research into human induced climate change have led specialists to the conclusion that the World needs a fundamental reboot. Major measures are needed in all sectors to avoid global catastrophies.

Although much has been done already to reduce the environmental impact of the built environment in the last twenty years, there is still a huge scope and a great need for further improvement in this field. Newly emerging technologies such as nanotechnologies, as well as a deeper insight into the metabolism of buildings and urban settlements are the keys to a wider use of renewable energies and a drastic reduction of buildings' dependence on fossil fuels.

In this context, the international conference CISBAT 2009 invites specialists from academic institutions, industry and public institutions to meet, present and discuss the latest research and development in advanced sustainable technologies for the built environment. The 2009 edition focuses on the following topics:

  1. Nanotechnology for solar energy conversion (solar nanotechnologies)
  2. Sustainable building envelopes (ecobuildings)
  3. Hybrid and passive cooling (natural ventilation) 
  4. Daylighting and electric lighting (green lighting)
  5.  Indoor environment quality and health (global comfort)
  6.  Advanced building control systems (biomimetic strategies)
  7. Urban ecology and metabolism (material and energy flows)
  8. Building and urban integration of renewables (electricity, heating and cooling)
  9. Decentralised energy production and interactive distribution (polygeneration)
  10. Information technologies and software (computer simulation)