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Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) 2018

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With the theme “Smart and Healthy within the 2-degree Limit” and four tracks on “Science & Technology”, “People & Community”, “Design & Practice” and “Education & Training”, the 34th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference 2018, strives to address the different facets of smart and healthy living. The aim of the event is to bring together designers, academics, researchers, students, and professionals in the building industry in the pursuit of a better and more sustainable urban and built environment.


The event’s focus will be on:


Science and Technology


  • Low energy building performance and simulation technology
  • Renewable energies and energy technology
  • Material technology and zero waste construction
  • The sciences of urban heat island, urban design and adaptation to climate change

People and Community


  • Human behaviour, design for behaviour change
  • User-building interaction and post occupancy evaluation
  • Passive energy neighbourhood, community and city development
  • Low energy thermal comfort, public health and wellbeing

Design and Practice


  • Passive low energy design, eco-design and vernacular architecture
  • Low energy design tools for practice
  • Policies and government regulations on a low energy future
  • Professional practice and design of passive low energy architecture

Education and Training

  • Architectural education for low energy and sustainable design
  • Professional development, training and certification for a low energy future
  • Innovative methods, experiences and teaching techniques on passive low energy design
  • Lifelong learning and continue education for sustainable architecture and low energy design

Important dates


  • Deadline for extended abstract submission: 15 Dec 2017 [Extended Deadline]
  • Extended abstract acceptance notification with comments: 15 Mar 2018
  • Deadline for final short / initial long paper submission: 15 Jun 2018
  • Initial long paper comment: 1 Aug 2018
  • Deadline for final long paper submission: 1 Sep 2018
  • Announcement of oral presentations to authors: 15 Sep 2018
  • Early bird registration opens: mid Sep 2018

For further information, please visit the event's website at the link below.

PLEA, the Chinese University of Hong Kong
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