International innovation in green building technologies comes to Syracuse

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The IBPC2018 conference, jointly organized by Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and School of Architecture, Syracuse University will bring green building experts from around the world to Syracuse, September 23 to 26.

The International Building Physics Conference (IBPC) takes place every 3 years and is the conference of the International Association of Building Physics (IABP). IBPC2018 will be the first time this conference has been held in the United States.  IBPC2018 brings together researchers, scientists, architects, engineers and businesses involved in building physics, to present original research and findings, demonstrate and exhibit innovative green building technologies, and discuss future challenges and opportunities.

The conference advances the collective understanding of the nature and behavior of the cyber-physical systems in these different scales, how they interact, and what can be done to optimize their design and operation for healthy, intelligent and resilient buildings and urban environments.

IBPC2018 Sessions will cover a wide range of research topics, led by faculty members of the organizing committee who have active research in the topic area. Areas of focus include:

  • Building Materials, Assemblies, and Enclosure Systems
  • Indoor Environmental Quality (Air, Thermal, Daylighting, Artificial Lighting, Acoustical, Visual)
  • Green Buildings, Green Roofs and the Urban Environment
  • Environmental Control Equipment and Systems
  • Intelligent Monitoring and Management Systems
  • Mission Critical Environmental Systems
  • Modeling, Simulation and Design Processes
  • Human Factors: Occupant Perception, Behavior, and Impact on Building Performance
  • Innovative Energy and Power Generation and Management
  • Policy and Economics

The IBPC2018 conference will be held at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown, a grand historic hotel originally opened in 1924 and recently been restored to its former grand opulence.

Syracuse University faculty involved in planning that event include:  Jianshun “Jensen” Zhang, Ph.D., Professor, Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science, Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Edward A. Bogucz, Ph.D., Executive Director, SyracuseCoE

Associate Professor, Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science, Dept of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Cliff I. Davidson, Ph.D., Thomas C. and Colleen L. Wilmot Professor of Engineering, Syracuse University College of Engineering and Computer Science, Environmental Engineering Program Director, Dept Civil & Environmental Engineering; and Bess A. Krietemeyer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Syracuse University School of Architecture.

IBPC2018 conference staff include:  Chetna Chianese, Kerrie Marshall, Tammy Rosanio, and Loral Wilson, all professional staff of the SyracuseCoE.

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