High Performance Building symposium
  • Levinsky Room and Crosspoint, Roland Levinsky Building

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A one day symposium in collaboration with IPBSA-England and CIBSE South West.

Building performance is an important aspect in building design, construction and operation. It relates to a wide range of aspects, such as energy efficiency, daylighting, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, occupant well-being and health; increasingly it features in contractual arrangements such as Energy Performance Contracts. Building performance is also changing the way buildings are designed, with building performativity becoming a new architectural paradigm.

The cutting-edge of building performance is represented by High Performance Buildings: buildings that perform significantly better than their peers. This one day symposium at the University explores this frontier of high performance buildings. Speakers will stem from both industry and academia, and come from a wide range of backgrounds including building services engineering, building performance simulation, architecture, data analysis and interdisciplinary arts. 

The symposium is hosted by the Department of the Built Environment at the University, in collaboration with IBPSA-England, the regional affiliate of the International Building Performance Simulation Association, and CIBSE South West, the local branch of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

After the symposium, there is the opportunity to attend Professor Pieter De Wilde's inaugural lecture on ‘Building Performance Analysis’, which takes place in the early evening in the same venue. This will reflect on some of the underlying challenges in working with building performance.

Delegates to the symposium are asked a small fee of £50 to cover catering and other organisational costs. Further details, including a list of speakers once confirmed, will be published here as soon as they become available.

For information and expressions of interest, please email pieter.dewilde@plymouth.ac.uk.

Booking is essential via the above link. Booking closes on 3 May 2018. Please contact elizabeth.chapman-lane@plymouth.ac.uk for any booking enquiries.

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