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Proceedings of the 8th International Building Physics Conference 2021

Editors: Carsten Rode, Menghao Qin, Department of Civil Engineering, Technical University of Denmark

Title: 8th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC 2021) 25-27 August 2021, Copenhagen, Denmark

Description: At IBPC 2021, more than 370 researchers, educators, practitioners etc. from 37 countries worldwide gathered and discussed topics such as opportunities and challenges in the circular economy, the durability of wood and other building materials, and how we can reduce the risk of infection through better ventilation. The conference was held as an online event and featured 297 presentations. Topics covered by the conference included: Hygroscopic materials, moisture transfer in wooden materials, mould growth and related issues, building envelope optimization, hygrothermal assessment of building components, heat, air, moisture (HAM), Moisture in buildings and its risks, humidity control, wind driven rain, ice and frost, urban environment, outdoor environment, impact of climate and adaption, cold and Arctic climate, benchmarking and environmental impact, historical buildings, refurbishment and energy retrofit, thermal performance and isolation, ZEB (zero energy buildings), RES (renewable energy systems), glazing and shading technologies, Artificial neutral network (ANN), IAQ, ventilation and pollutants, Covid-19 and indoor environment.

Publisher: IOP SCIENCE, Journal of Physics: Conference Series. Volume 2069, 2021:

Proceedings of the 6th International Building Physics Conference 2015

Editors: Marco Perino, Vincenzo Corrado

Title: “Building Physics for a Sustainable Built Environment,” 6th International Building Physics Conference, IBPC 2015, June 15 – 17, 2015, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy. Energy Procedia, Volume 78, November 2015. Link:

Description: IBPC 2015 was focused on the theme “Building Physics for a Sustainable Built Environment” and invited participation and paper submissions across a broad range of topics relevant to the main subject of Building Physics. The conference provided a forum for scientists, researchers, and practitioners worldwide to disseminate technical information, new ideas, the latest developments, and discuss the future direction in building physics. The conference was attended by more than 650 delegates coming from 47 countries. This issue contains 609 manuscripts selected and peer-reviewed by the review committee of IBPC 2015. The topics covered by the conference included: energy-efficient design and retrofit of buildings, indoor environment control for comfort and/or preservation, IAQ and ventilation, building and architectural acoustics, noise control, lighting, visual and acoustic comfort, building material and components, energy, and economic sustainability of high performing buildings, optimization and modeling techniques as well as a broad range of building-integrated RES (Renewable Energy Sources) and ZEB (Zero EnergyBuildings)

Publisher: Elsevier / ISSN: 1876-6102

Proceedings of the 5th International Building Physics Conference 2012

Editors: Shuichi Hokoi

Title: Proceedings of the 5th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC), Kyoto, Japan, May 28-31, 2012

Description: The conference’s main theme was “The Role of Building Physics in Resolving the Carbon Reduction Challenge and the Promotion of Human Health in Buildings.”The 4th report of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) has covered the detailed and acrimonious discussions in COP (Conference of the Parties) meetings. Thus, the reduction of CO2 emissions and energy consumption have become essential issues. Moreover, the need for a healthy and comfortable indoor environment is a critical issue because of a rapidly aging society with a declining younger generation. This has inevitably raised concerns about energy usage in buildings, which constitutes a large fraction of the total energy consumption.

Publisher: Kyoto University / ISBN: not available

Proceedings of the 4th International Building Physics Conference 2009

Editors: Gülten Manioğlu

Title: Proceedings of the 4th International Building Physics Conference, 15-18 June 2009, Istanbul, Turkey.

Description: The main theme of the fourth International Building Physics Conference held in Istanbul was determined as “Energy efficiency and new approaches.” Building physics is the cornerstone of designing, constructing, and operating high-performance buildings which are durable, comfortable, energy-efficient, affordable, sustainable, and healthy.

Publisher: / ISBN: 978-975-561-350-5

Proceedings of the 3rd International Building Physics Conference 2006

Editors: Paul Fazio, Hua Ge, Jiwu Rao, Guylaine Desmarais

Title: Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering. Proceedings of the 3rd International Building Physics Conference, 27-31 August 2006, Montreal, Canada.

Description: Buildings influence people. They account for one-third of energy consumption across the globe and represent an annual capital expenditure of 7%-10% of GNP in industrialized countries. Their lifetime operation costs can exceed capital investment. Building Engineering aims to make buildings more efficient, safe, and economical. One branch of this discipline, Building Physics/Science, has gained prominence, with a heightened awareness of such phenomena as sick buildings, the energy crisis, and sustainability, and considering the performance of buildings in terms of climatic loads and indoor conditions. The book reflects the advanced level and high quality of research that Building Engineering, and Building Physics/Science, in particular, have reached the beginning of the twenty-first century. It will be a valuable resource to engineers, architects, building scientists, consultants on the building envelope, researchers, and graduate students.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis / ISBN: 04-1541-675-2

Proceedings of the 2nd International Building Physics Conference 2003

Editors: Jan Carmeliet, Hugo Hens, Gerrit Vermeir

Title: Research in Building Physics Proceedings of the 2nd International Building Physics Conference, 14-18 September 2003, Leuven, Belgium.

Description: This text provides a broad view of building physics research at the start of the 21st century. Topics discussed include heat and mass flow in building components, energy use in buildings; sustainable construction; users’ comfort; and urban micro-climate.

Publisher: Balkema Publishers / ISBN: 90-5809-565-7

Proceedings of the 1st International Building Physics Conference 2000

Editors: Jacob Wisse, Nico Hendriks, Henk Schellen, Wim van de Spoel

Title: Tools for Design and Engineering of Buildings Proceedings of the 1st International Building Physics Conference, 18-21 September 2000, Eindhoven, the Netherlands.

Description: not available

Publisher: Fago / ISBN: 90-6814-112-0