Free and open to the public
The Sustainable Building Enclosure:
Balancing Energy Performance and Durability with Other Building Life Cycle Goals.
To view the full Call for Abstracts, topics of interest, and important dates, visit the 2022 Symposium page
Symposium Date: Thursday, 6 October 2022
The ability of a building enclosure to minimize operational greenhouse gas emissions by conserving energy is key to the sustainability of a building. Durability, moisture control and ease of maintenance of the building enclosure can also greatly reduce the environmental impact of a building, by preserving and conserving material resources. For many projects, increasingly ambitious sustainability goals require consideration of additional criteria for the selection of materials and assemblies. This symposium will address strategies for design, detailing and material selection of the building enclosure to optimize its contribution to sustainable goals throughout the life cycle of a building.
We welcome submission of abstracts from colleagues representing a wide range of perspectives, from building ownership and operations, to strategies for effective design, engineering and construction at each phase of a project, to research & development of construction methods, materials and products.
You are invited to submit a 200-word abstract on the theme The Sustainable Building Enclosure: Balancing Energy Performance and Durability with Other Building Life Cycle Goals for consideration. The structure of the symposium will include 30-minute talks and 90-minute panel presentations. We recommend that each panel include no more than 4 speakers. Student papers will be welcomed.
Abstract submissions should be submitted via the form linked here.