Programme

Programme

Around 300 papers will be presented at IBPC 2021 over three days.

Each of the three conference days will begin with a keynote session followed by four-five tracks with sessions that span over a wide range of topics in the field of building physics:

Physics: heat, air, moisture, light/daylight, building acoustics
Objects: materials, building envelope, whole buildings, indoor/outdoor environment
Sustainability: energy efficiency, durability, circular construction, climate

Below you see an overview programme as well as a programme with topics of sessions based on the incoming papers. The organising committee is now working on a detailed programme. 

Programme - overview

Tuesday 24 August

Wednesday 25 August

Thursday 26 August             

Friday 27 August  
  7:30 Registration opens    

8:30 Welcome & Keynote session

Circular economy and reuse of materials
Professor (WSR) Morten Birkved, University of Southern Denmark 

Co-Founder, Architect Kasper Guldager, Home.Earth

Moderator: Science Manager Pernille Berg, Bloxhub

This keynote session is arranged by Aarhus University and University of Southern Denmark.

8:30 Keynote session

How the COVID-19 pandemic will reshape the built environment
Professor, Associate Dean Xudong Yang, Tsinghua University, China 

Dr. Andrew K. Persily, Chief of the Energy and Environment Division, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

Moderator: Associate Professor Pawel Wargocki, Technical University of Denmark

This keynote session is arranged by Technical University of Denmark.

 8:30 Keynote session

Bio‐based solutions - benefits and challenges

Professor Dominique Derome, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

This keynote session is arranged by BUILD - Aalborg University.

10:00 Break 10:00 Break 10:00 Break
10:30 Oral sessions with poster introductions 10:30 Oral sessions with poster introductions 10:30 Oral sessions
12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch 12:00 Lunch
13:00 PhD summer school 13:00 Poster sessions and visits to exhibitions 13:00 Poster sessions and visits to exhibitions 13:00 Oral sessions
15:00 Workshops 14:00 Oral sessions 14:00 Oral sessions 14:30 Break                        
15:00 Committees 15:30 Break 15:30 Break 15:00-16:00 Closing session 
17:00 Registration 16:00 Oral sessions 16:00 Oral sessions

18:00 Welcome reception (venue yet to be decided)

19:00 Voluntary dinner arrangement (Kgs. Lyngby)

19:00 Scientific committee dinner

Conference dinner, Toldboden, Copenhagen

18:30 Drinks

19:00 Dinner starts

 

Programme - topics of sessions

We expect around 300 papers to be presented at IBPC 2021. Below, you see a preliminary programme with an overview of the topics of sessions. The Organising Committee is working on a detailed programme.  

August 25, 2021

 

Keynote session: 8:30 -10:00

 

Circular economy and reuse of materials

Keynote: Professor Morten Birkved, University of Southern Denmark,

Keynote: Co-founder, Architect Kasper Guldager Jensen, Home.Earth, Denmark

Moderator: Science Manager Pernille Berg, Bloxhub, Denmark

This keynote session is arranged by Aarhus University and University of Southern Denmark.

 

Morning sessions – short oral presentations of posters (10:30-12:00)

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Pollutants & Indoor environmental quality (IEQ)

Heat and Moisture transfer – experimental

Innovative building materials

Urban planning & outdoor environment

 

 

Indoor air quality (IAQ): Impacts on health and sleep quality

Heat and moisture transfer – numerical

Life cycle assessment and sustainable development

Cold and Arctic climate – building design and challenges

 

Covid-19-safe building design

 

 

 

Climate change & building adaptation

 


Poster sessions and visits to poster exhibition (13:00-14:00)


Afternoon sessions – full presentations (14:00-16:00)

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Covid-19-safe building design

Effects of wind driven rain, ice and frost exposure

Phase change materials in buildings

 

Wooden structures & moisture

Energy demand modelling and prediction


Afternoon sessions – full oral presentations (16:00-18:00)

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Building acoustics and noise control

Impact of Climate & Adaptation

Performance of green building materials

 

Hygrothermal assessment of building structures

Energy performance & consumption

 

August 26, 2021


Keynote session: 8:30 -10:00


How the COVID-19 pandemic will reshape the built environment

Keynote: Professor Xudong Yang, Tsinghua University, China

Keynote: Dr. Andrew Persily, National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST, USA

Moderator: Associate Professor Pawel Wargocki, Technical University of Denmark

This keynote session is arranged by Technical University of Denmark.


Morning sessions – short oral presentations of posters (10:30-12:00)

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Thermal comfort –assessments and improvements

Moisture in building structures

Energy consumption and optimization

Windows, glazing, shading, glass

 

 

Visual comfort with daylight

CFD and building simulations

Solar energy design

Building envelope – design and performance

 

 

Acoustic design

 

Machine learning

 

 

 

Poster sessions and visits to poster exhibition (13:00-14:00)

 

Afternoon sessions – full oral presentations (14:00-16:00)

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Advanced glazing, shading, glass

Mould growth

ZEB – zero energy buildings

Building simulation models

Thermal performance & Insulation

 


Afternoon sessions – full oral presentations (16:00-18:00)

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Visual comfort with daylight and electric light

Moisture in buildings and its risks

Thermal comfort – assessments and improvements

 

Innovative cooling systems

 

Historical buildings & conservation

 

August 27, 2021

 

Keynote session: 8:30 -10:00

 

Bio-based solutions - benefits and challenges

Keynote speaker: Professor Dominique Derome, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

 

This keynote session is arranged by BUILD - Aalborg University.

 

Morning sessions – full oral presentations (10:30-12:00)

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Artificial neural network (ANN)

Cold/Arctic climate – building design and challenges

Ventilation, heat transfer and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamics)

 

Humidity control

Health and Environment


Afternoon sessions – full presentations (13:00-14:30)

Track 1

Track 2

Track 3

Track 4

Track 5

Benchmarking, environmental impact

Urban environment, outdoor environment

Heat, Air, Moisture, hygrothermal performance

RES (Renewable energy systems)

 

Indoor Air Quality, ventilation and pollutants

 

 

Keynote speakers


Keynote session Tuesday 25 August:

Circular economy and reuse of materials

This keynote session is arranged by Aarhus University and University of Southern Denmark.

Keynote speaker: Kasper Guldager, Co-founder Home.Earth, Denmark

Co-author of the 'Cradle to Cradle Manual' and 'Building a Circular Future’. Visiting professor in architecture in Munich, Delft and Calgary. Kasper is also a circular economy advisor for the Danish Government and the City of Amsterdam, and recently was appointed Chairman for the development of European Standards for Circular Construction.

Keynote speaker: Morten Birkved, Professor (WSR), Head of Center, SDU Life Cycle Engineering, Department of Green Technology, University of Southern Denmark

Experienced Professor with a demonstrated history of working both in the environmental consulting industry as well as in academia. Strong research and education skills within Life Cycle Assessment (LCA), Sustainable Development, Absolute Sustainability and Climate Change.

 

Moderator: Pernille Berg, Science Manager, Bloxhub, Denmark

Passionate and experienced when it comes to leadership, research, innovation, sustainability, and entrepreneurship Pernille has worked extensively with research and innovation throughout her career. From establishing incubators for student startups and startups to creating applied research communities Pernille has extensive experience with creating new educations, new learning communities and environment, and international collaborations, incl. EU projects’ steering group responsibilities. Furthermore, Pernille has experience in developing fundraising strategies as well as project portfolios. Pernille is a staunch advocate of network collaboration, social innovation, knowledge-sharing and ideation. Pernille has throughout the years been a keen moderator on the international scene addressing sustainability, research, innovation, and entrepreneurship.

As part of BLOXHUB’s vision to ensure the development of sustainable cities Pernille is responsible for running the programme Science Forum which entails research networks, BLOXHUB Academy and Science Talks.

 

Keynote session Wednesday 26 August:

How the COVID-19 pandemic will reshape the built environment

This keynote session is arranged by Technical University of Denmark.

Keynote speaker: Xudong Yang, Professor and Associate Dean, School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China

How to make the built environment safe
The outbreak of COVID-19 has reminded us the basic question that may have long been overlooked: are our built environments really safe? Attention must be paid to the increasing sensitivity of the public to potential health implications of the built environment. The presentation first analyzes the range of ventilation dilution rates in a number of SARS and COVID-19 infection and non-infection cases. Different levels of ventilation requirements for “regular” air quality and infectious disease transmission control are discussed. Means to achieve different levels of goals are discussed with specific examples. The presentation will conclude by listing a number of opportunities and challenges to make built environments safer. The presentation will also propose some ideas how to make simulation tools readily useful rather than simply academic exercises.

Dr. Yang is presently the Professor of Building Science and Associate Dean in the School of Architecture, Tsinghua University, China. His research interests center on fundamental and practical aspects of indoor environmental quality and sustainable buildings within the following thematic areas: (1) understanding and modeling various indoor air pollutant sources and sinks; (2) immunized technologies for the built environment, and (3) energy intervention and environmental improvement in urban/rural communities. Dr. Yang is a Fellow of American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), and Fellow of International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ). He currently serves as the editor of Building and Environment, founding Editor-in-Chief emeritus of Building Simulation, an executive committee member and representative of China in the IEA-EBC (Energy in Buildings and Communities), and various Chinese ministries and cities. Dr. Yang has received numerous awards including the Research Career Award from the US CDC (2000), the New Investigator Award from ASHRAE (2000), the Advance in Science and Technology award from the Chinese Ministry of Education (2000), the ASHRAE Distinguished Service Award (2008), the Award for Natural Sciences from the Chinese Ministry of Education (2013), and the ASHRAE Exceptional Service Award (2018).

Keynote speaker: Dr. Andrew Persily, U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA

The Role of Airflow and Contaminant Transport Simulation in Making Buildings Safer
The need to maintain the safety of building occupants in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, both known and unanticipated, has again highlighted the impacts of ventilation and airborne contaminant transport on human exposure. This presentation will discuss how building airflow and contaminant transport simulation can support efforts to make building’s safer in response to various airborne contaminant exposures. It will start with a brief review of airflow and contaminant transport simulation, followed by examples of the application of simulation tools to specific airborne hazards such as smoke management in response to building fires and the threat of intentional biological and chemical releases. The presentation will discuss how simulation tools can be used to address exposure risks associated with airborne contaminants, including understanding exposure and disease transmission events after they have occurred and studying the effectiveness of control measures intended to reduce these exposures. A number of challenges in the application of existing simulation tools to these questions will also be reviewed including the availability of input data, zones with nonuniform contaminant concentrations, coupling with HVAC simulation tools and more detailed models of airborne contaminant transport mechanisms.

Dr. Andrew Persily is Chief of the Energy and Environment Division at the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he has worked for four decades after earning a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Princeton University. His research has focused on indoor air quality and ventilation in commercial and residential buildings, including the development and application of measurement techniques to evaluate airflow and indoor air quality performance and of multi-zone airflow and contaminant dispersal models. He has published more than 300 journal articles, conference papers and NIST reports. Dr. Persily was a vice-president of ASHRAE from 2007 to 2009, and is past chair of ASHRAE Standard 62.1 (Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality) and Standard 189.1 (Design of High-Performance Green Buildings). He is a Fellow of ASHRAE, ASTM and ISIAQ, and recipient of the NIST Bronze, Silver and Gold medals. 

 

Moderator: Associate Professor Pawel Wargocki, Technical University of Denmark

Assoc. Prof. Pawel Wargocki (54) graduated from the Warsaw University of Technology in 1990. He received his Ph.D. from the Technical University of Denmark in 1998, where he has been teaching and performing research ever since. He has >25 years of experience in research on human requirements in indoor environments.He is best known for his seminal work, demonstrating that poor indoor environmental quality affects office work and learning performance. Other work influenced the requirements for ventilation and air cleaning. Recent research includes studies on emissions from humans, sleep quality, and performance of green buildings and gas-phase air cleaning and air quality in aircraft. He has collaborated with leading research institutions, universities, and industrial partners worldwide, including the National University of Singapore, Jiaotong University in Shanghai, Syracuse Center of Excellence, United Technologies, Velux, and Google. He stayed as a guest professor at Pufendorf Institute at Lund University, Waseda University, and the National University of Singapore. He was President and long-standing board member of the International Society of Indoor Air Quality and Climate (ISIAQ), Vice President of Indoor Air 2008, and Chair of ASHRAE committees. Presently he is a President of the Academy of Indoor Air Sciences. He has received several awards for his work, including the Rockwool Award for Young Researchers, ASHRAE Ralph Nevins Award, Environmental Health Award, Distinguished Service Award, ISIAQ’s Yaglou Award, and Best Paper Awards in Indoor Air. He published extensively.

 

Keynote session 27 August:

Bio-based materials - benefits and challenges

This keynote session is arranged by BUILD - Aalborg University.

Professor Dominique Derome

Keynote speaker: Professor Dominique Derome, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Dominique Derome is professor at the Department of civil and building engineering, Université de Sherbrooke, Canada, and holds a Tier 1 Canada Research Chair tier 1 in Multi-scale Building Physics. She looks at heat and mass transfer processes in the built environment, the related impacts on durability of materials (namely wood) and on thermal comfort and its inhabitants. Her research proposes innovative and multi-scale approaches of the highly coupled physical processes that occur in the built environment, intensively integrating advanced computational and experimental methods. This multidisciplinary research leads to solutions developed for a sustainable living environment, resilient in the face of climate change, possible higher risks of heat waves and impacts on the urban environment. Previously she was for 11 years senior scientist at the Swiss research institution Empa (2008-2019) and 10 years professor at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Building Physics.  

   
   

 

https://www.ibpc2021.org/programme
21 JUNE 2021