Sustainable Materials Engineering
Low impact materials, innovative materials, sustainable production and use of building materials, integration of new technologies for buildings and smart systems for sustainable construction.
Building Systems and Processes
Energy efficient and environmentally friendly buildings, integrated design of buildings, comfort and wellbeing in buildings, design optimization tools, life cycle assessment and life cycle costs.
Building Assessment Methods and Tools
Building sustainability assessment tools and methods, benchmarking and social, economic and environmental indicators for the built environment, building simulations.
Urban Regeneration and Spatial Planning
Urban development, regeneration and reuse of urban spaces, spatial planning strategies, methodologies and tools.
Refurbishment and Regeneration
Sustainable refurbishment and repair of existing buildings, retrofitting solutions, adaptive reuse, interventions on cultural heritage in historic settings, industrial heritage and regeneration of industrial areas.
Socio–economic considerations in a Sustainable Built Environment
Sustainable built environment and education, lifetime education, social considerations, economic impact, policy, society.
Renewable Energy Sources and the Built Environment
Renewable energies including solar, wind, geothermal, CHP, building integration, smart grids, energy storage systems, innovative technologies, building integration; social, environmental and planning considerations.
Building Management Systems, Micro-Grids in buildings, Wireless Building Systems, Building Sensor Technologies, intelligence for people’s well-being, intelligent environments and spaces, intelligent building energy usage and storage.