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SASBE2015 is the fifth in a global conferences series, with previous events being organized in Australia (2003), China (2006), The Netherlands (2009) and Brazil (2012). At global level, the conference is hosted by CIB (International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction) Work Commission 116, which shares the conference name. The South African event is collaboration between CSIR and the University of Pretoria and will be held in 9, 10, 11 December 2015, at the University of Pretoria, in Pretoria. A technical tour is being planned for 11 December 2015.

SASBE2015 draws on the momentum of previous SASBE events to develop smart built environment solutions that address local and global sustainability issues. Limited timeframes and resources mean that smarter ways of rapidly improving sustainability performance of the built environment are urgently required. SASBE2015 provides the forum to define and test the instruments required for this change.

Both scientific and technical streams will be included in the conference and proceedings of the conference will be published. Best papers from the conference will be considered (in revised form) for publication in the Smart and Sustainable Built Environment (SASBE) journal, published by Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

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Special session: The impact of climate change on the future direction of...

+ 29.07.2015
As part of the conference, a special session of the CIB TG79 will focus on "The impact of climate change on the future direction of Building Regulation and Control". The main goal of this special... Read more

Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Points

+ 21.07.2015
Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points for attendance of the conference are being applied for to the South African Institute of Architects (SAIA).  Full details of the points available... Read more

Getting Published Workshop

+ 21.07.2015
In order to have an impact, good research and projects need to be disseminated widely. One way of doing this is to publish in scientific journals and in the media. An interactive 'Getting Published... Read more

Conference themes

Strategies, systems, regulations, procedures, structures and community...

Strategies, systems, regulations, procedures, structures and community engagement for smart and sustainable transformation refers to innovation that is...

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Performance assessment tools, indices and rating systems

Performance assessment tools, indices and rating systems refer to systems and criteria used to evaluate the performance of cities, built environments,...

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Smart and sustainable energy, water, waste, transport and communications...

Smart and sustainable energy, water, waste, transport and communications systems refer to systems which provide services to built environments. It includes...

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Smart and sustainable estate and facilities management

Smart and sustainable estate and facilities management describe advances in systems and capacity for developing and managing property portfolios and buildings....

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Productive and healthy working and living environments

Productive and healthy working and living environments refers the relationship between built environments, and occupant health and productivity. It includes...

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Smart and sustainable materials, technologies and techniques

Smart and sustainable materials, technologies and techniques refer to new approaches to building materials and products and their incorporation in assemblies...

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Biodiversity, landscaping and productive environments

An increased understanding of the value of natural systems and ecosystems is leading to the development of new urban landscapes. These blur boundaries...

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Smart, sustainable and resilient cities

Smart, sustainable and resilient cities are cities which use innovative and integrated systems to minimise resource consumption and waste while creating...

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Responsive, regenerative and net positive design

Responsive, regenerative and net positive design describe approaches to design which go beyond the conventional in order to respond intimately to sites...

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Intelligent buildings and smart technologies

Intelligent buildings and smart technologies describe technologies and assemblies which use advances in material sciences and information and communication...

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Smart and sustainable urban planning and design

Smart and sustainable urban planning, design and management describe advances which support the development and management of intelligent high performance...

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Steering Committee

Prof A

van den Dobbelsteen

Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands

Prof Jay

Yang

Queensland University of Technology, Australia

Prof Vanessa

Gomes

University of Campinas, Brazil

Dr Jeremy

Gibberd

CSIR / University of Pretoria, South Africa

Prof Frank

Schultmann

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

Partners

  • csir
  • cib
  • up

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