Building Envelopes and Indoor Climate, 27. October 2009

Though the built environment is designed to serve human needs, it can have a significant negative impact on the natural environment and the human health and performance. The indoor environments in some buildings have been associated with human health impact that range from asthma and respiratory tract irritation to legionnaires disease and even cancer. There is a broad agreement that human activity is changing the global climate and that the future consequences of this change are potentially disastrous. High-performance building envelopes can contribute to the creation of more healthier and sustainable built environment. The modern building envelope should be an integrated, multifunctional, adaptable, durable, energy-efficient, cost-effective, and environmentally friendly system. More sophisticated design approaches and technologies have emerged using new high-performance glazing, improved shading and solar control systems, greater use of automated controls, double glass facades, photovoltaic systems and their integration with other building systems. Many new materials and technologies are also used in refurbishment of existing building envelopes.

The aim of this 4th International Conference is to bring together various existing or emerging research and training activities dealing with materials, building envelope systems, their design and the prediction of healthy, comfortable, and economically effective indoor environment, performance evaluation, etc. Highly appreciated are contributions that help to create the framework for better implementation of ecological principles into existing technical specifications, legislation and building practice.

This International Conference is sponsored by the Scientific Grant Agency of the Slovak Ministry of Education and the Slovak Academy of Sciences through the project No. 1/0647/09 and jointly organized by the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava, the Slovak IBPSA branch and the Slovak Society for the Technique of Environment.

Herewith we would like to cordially invite all professionals in the areas of material and product manufacturers, building physics, HVAC, EIA, design professionals, building managers, developers, investors and last but not least the representatives of the state and local administrations, code bodies, academics and researches to attend this small, but fine event.


Abstract submission:

September 20, 2009


Possible also on date of arrival

Submission of final contributions:

October 20, 2009

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