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International Building Decarbonization 2022 Conference

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International Building Decarbonization 2022 Conference

October 5 - 7, 2022 | Athens, Greece

Registration Opens July 15



ASHRAE is organizing its first International Building Decarbonization Conference. The conference is being organized by ASHRAE’s Task Force for Building Decarbonization and the Hellenic Chapter.

The conference intends to be an information and idea exchange, between stakeholders in the built environment industry, concerning the timely and important topic of reducing carbon emissions from buildings. A primary goal of the conference is to bridge North America and Europe collaboration in decarbonization efforts.

Conference Topics

The Conference will present the state-of-the-art in building design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance as well as emerging new technologies and materials. The conference topics include:

  • Climate Change and the Built Environment
  • Energy Efficiency in Buildings
  • Pathways to Zero Carbon Buildings
  • Building Renovation. Effects on Decarbonization
  • Reducing the Carbon Balance of the Building in its Operations
  • IEQ and its Impact on Decarbonization
  • Reducing Energy Demand While Maintaining IEQ and Functionality
  • Reducing Carbon Emissions During the Construction of a Building
  • Reducing the Embodied and End-of-Life Carbon of the Structural, Envelope and System Materials Incorporated into the Buildings
  • Refrigerants and their Effect on Building Decarbonization
  • Effect of Building Electrification on Decarbonization
  • Decarbonization and the Health Care Sector
  • CO2 Sequestration – Case studies
  • Decarbonization initiatives in cities and countries

Conference Themes and Special Sessions

  • Balancing IEQ, Epidemic Requirements and Decarbonization Initiatives
  • Resiliency, Efficiency, Sustainability in a Decarbonized World
  • Lighting and its effect in the Decarbonization Process
  • Call for Papers and Presentations

    Abstract submissions are due April 18, 2022. Upon acceptance, papers due June 6, 2022.

    All speakers are expected to present their work in person at the conference venue.

    >> To submit abstracts and for more information visit https://tfbd2022.ashrae.gr

    The official language of the conference will be English.

    Submit an Abstract

  • Important Dates

    April 18, 2022 Paper and presentation abstracts due
    April 25, 2022 Notification of abstract submission decision
    June 6, 2022 Paper submission due
    July 4, 2022 Notification of decision / comments for full papers
    July 25, 2022 Final papers due
    August 8, 2022 Final notification of decision
    August 29, 2022 Presentations due for commercialism review
    August 29, 2022 Registration deadline for authors
    September 12, 2022 Final Program

  • Steering Committee

    • Dimitris Charalambopoulos, Chair
    • Thomas Phoenix, Vice Chair
    • Donald Colliver
    • Vassia Katsirea
    • Takis Stapas
    • Alkis Triantafyllopoulos
    • Katia Bougatsou
    • Alexandros Karathanasis
    • Nikos Giannitsanos
    • Elias Kalambokis
    • Don Brandt
    • Erich Binder
    • David Underwood
  • Scientific Committee

    • Costas Balaras, Chair
    • Donald Colliver, Vice Chair
    • Thomas Phoenix
    • Dru Crawley
    • Eleftherios Bourdakis
    • Ioanna Deligkiozi
    • George Pantelidis
    • Elena Daskalaki
    • Lambros Doulos
    • Chrysanthi Panagiotopoulou
    • Richie Mittal
    • Doug Cochrane
    • Don Brandt
    • Davide Ziviani
    • Gordon Sutherland
    • Dimitrios Athanasiou
    • Dimitris Charalambopoulos