[Bldg-rate] California Compliance Software - E+, IES, CBECC, EnergyPro, Wrightsoft
robert at wichert.org
Sun Aug 10 08:29:05 PDT 2014
I have established a discussion mailing list regarding California
Compliance Software for the 2013 Code. All are invited to join. The
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All are welcome.
Robert Wichert P.Eng. LEED AP BD&C
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On 8/9/2014 9:59 PM, ahmad okeil wrote:
> Two more days left for abstract submissions. To submit your abstract
> please visit the conference website www.adu.ac.ae/cibmena
> Call for Papers Smart, Sustainable and Healthy Cities
> First International Conference of The CIB Middle East and North Africa
> Research Network (CIB-MENA 2014)
> Hosted by: Abu Dhabi University, UAE 14-16 December 2014
> URL: http://www.adu.ac.ae/CIBMENA/
> Email: cib-mena2014 at adu.ac.ae <mailto:cib-mena2014 at adu.ac.ae>
> The CIB Middle East and North Africa Research Network CIB-MENA is
> organizing its first international conference "Smart, Sustainable and
> Healthy Cities", which will be held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
> from 14 to 16 December 2014. We would like to invite you to submit
> your abstract/paper in the forthcoming conference. This conference
> will provide an excellent opportunity for everyone involved in the
> design, planning, construction, and management of the built
> environment to share research, best practices, experiences,
> technologies, and policies applicable, and offering solutions to the
> challenges of cities in the 21st century. More information in the call
> for papers below.
> Cities in the Middle East and North Africa, like cities in other parts
> of the world, are experiencing an unprecedented wave of urbanization.
> This urbanization is forecast to continue and intensify in the next
> decades. Many old cities are mushrooming to incomprehensible sizes
> and are forecast to approach or exceed 40 million people in the coming
> decade. In other cases instant cities have emerged and developed from
> wilderness to full urban status within a single generation.
> This rapid development poses a great challenge for all those involved
> in the design, planning, construction, and management of the built
> environment in order to provide sustainable, livable, equitable, and
> viable cities for all people. These challenges are so diverse and
> range from retrofitting existing building stock and infrastructure to
> the design and construction of new developments. They are also so
> diverse that they requires innovative interventions at different
> levels starting from urban and infra-structure planning on one end of
> the scale to interior design and material science on the other end of
> the scale with many other levels in-between including architecture,
> civil engineering, urban design, and landscape architecture. The
> challenges are also so diverse that sustaining cities will not be
> possible without interdisciplinary efforts. Decision makers will need
> to involve multidisciplinary teams of planners, architects, engineers,
> environmentalists, scientists and economists to sustain the growth of
> these centers that are shaped by global factors, and aspire to retain
> local identities. This conference will provide an excellent
> opportunity for everyone involved in the design, planning,
> construction, and management of the built environment to share
> research, best practices, experiences, technologies, and policies
> applicable, and offering solutions to the challenges of cities in the
> 21st century.
> Topics of Interest:
> The conference encourages submission of papers on topics including but
> not limited to the following:
> . Mixed-use Urban Development.
> . Urban Sprawl and Density Optimization.
> . Rehabilitation of Damaged Sites.
> . Public Transportation.
> . Low Energy Transportation.
> . Mitigation of Heat Island Effect.
> . City Climate.
> . Building Codes and Regulations.
> . Spatial Planning and Infrastructure Development.
> . Urban Resilience.
> . Legal and Regulatory Aspects of Sustainability
> . Construction management and organization
> . Lean Construction.
> . Construction Procurement
> . Construction Business Management
> . E-business in construction
> . International Construction
> . Construction Innovation and Management
> . Health and Safety
> . Construction Education
> . Construction Industry Development
> . Design Management and Integration
> . Design and Management of Critical Infrastructure.
> . Facility Management
> Energy/Water Efficiency
> . Commissioning of Building Energy Systems.
> . Optimization of Energy Performance.
> . Refrigerant Management.
> . Building Integrated Renewable Energy.
> . On-site Renewable Energy.
> . Offsite Renewable Energy.
> . Monitoring Energy Consumption of Building.
> . Water Efficiency in Buildings and Landscape Ecology
> . Habitat Protection and Restoration.
> Waste Management
> . Stormwater Management.
> . Wastewater Management.
> . Waste Management
> . Construction Waste Management.
> . Water, Air, Soil, Light Pollution Reduction.
> . Construction Activity Pollution Prevention.
> Building Materials and Components
> . Rehabilitation, Reuse, Remanufacturing and Recycling in the
> Construction Industry.
> . Embodied Energy of Building Materials.
> . Building Materials Stewardship and Environmental Certification.
> Human Comfort and Health Issues
> . Livable Cities
> . Thermal Comfort.
> . Visual Comfort.
> . Indoor/Outdoor Air Quality.
> . Passive Design Strategies.
> . Natural and Mechanical Ventilation.
> Assessment Methodologies
> . Post Occupancy Evaluation.
> . Environmental Impact Assessment.
> . Life Cycle Assessment.
> . Ranking Systems.
> Economics of Sustainability
> . Business Case for Sustainable Design.
> . Greenwashing in the Construction Industry.
> . Incentives as a driver of Sustainability.
> . Affordability and Sustainability.
> Information Technology
> . Intelligent and Responsive Buildings
> . Smart and Sustainable Built Environment
> . Building Information Modeling
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