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Partner countries, UK and Turkey, seek to improve energy efficiency and sustainability of the existing and new built environment. This can only be achieved by introducing novel technologies, low carbon solutions, renewable energy integration and better urban planning. The UK have well established urban planning infrastructure, whereas Turkey has a heritage of architectural design, cultural aspects, and diverse urban planning. The aim of this workshop is to address recent advances in energy conservation techniques for buildings: from Micro scale to Urban level.

The workshop will place an emphasis on setting up future objectives for research, networking, sharing knowledge about what works in the UK and Turkey, and planning for improved  measures for energy and resource efficient infrastructure.  Workshop objective of energy conservation in the built environment is visualised through four key components:

  1. Renewable Energy application
  2. New Technologies
  3. ICT and smarter households and smarter cities
  4. Human behaviour

These aspects will be covered through setting strategies in four main areas:

  1. Building and community level (neighbourhood design) energy conservation potential
  2. Low carbon sustainable technologies innovations alternative building materials and energy conservation techniques
  3. Transforming building envelopes for building greenery - health and psychological impact
  4. Early stage urban planning for Renewable Energy Integration

The workshop is being coordinated by Prof. Shuli Liu (Coventry University, UK) and Dr. Kerem Yavuz Arslanli (Istanbul Techical University, Turkey) and will have contributions from other leading researchers Dr. Ashish Shukla (Coventry), Dr. Anil Kashyap (Bristol), Dr. Ulas Akin (Istanbul) and Assoc. Dr. Begum Sertyesilisik (Istanbul). 

The organization is now inviting:

  1. Designers and researchers experienced in sustainable infrastructure, urban planning and design
  2. Early Career Researchers, experts in low-carbon technologies, alternative materials and construction
  3. National Housing Authority representatives
  4. Housing Sector planners
  5. Policy makers, from the UK and Turkey, to attend this workshop.

Participation is free and successful applicants will receive all expenses covering travel and accommodation incurred for attending.

Please find more information here.

Monday, 4 December, 2017 - 09:00 to Friday, 8 December, 2017 - 17:00
Event location: 
Istanbul Technical University, Turkey
Cambridge Global Challenges is a Strategic Research Initiative of the University of Cambridge that aims to enhance the contribution of its research towards addressing global challenges and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

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