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19–21 November 2018 in Wellington, New Zealand

Wellington campus

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This year the 8th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings (ICEERB 2018) will be held at the University of Otago, Wellington, New Zealand from 19 - 21 November, 2018.

The Organising Committee of ICEERB 2018 would like to acknowledge the generous support of our sponsors, in particular, our primary sponsor Building Better Homes, Towns & Cities National Science Challenge (BBHTC) whose vision Ka ora kainga rua: Built environments that build communities is one we share and that aligns well with ICEERB 2018's overarching theme of housing sustainability in urban areas. 

This is the first time this internationally renowned conference will take place in New Zealand and we are delighted that the Hon Phil Twyford, Minister of Housing and Development, will honour the occasion by opening the conference.

This conference series was initiated in Sendai, Japan in 2000 and has played a significant role in the development of Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings. ICEERB is a well-attended conference attracting researchers, industry leaders and academics from Asia, Europe and North America.

The conference offers a programme that will not only facilitate exchange of exciting research and developments across a range of fields, but will also support and encourage dialogue with industry and government.

The five sub-themes of the conference are:

• Sustainable neighbourhoods
• Urban planning and regeneration
• Enhancing wellbeing through housing
• Indoor environment
• Energy in residential buildings

We have an exciting line-up of keynote speakers

Professor Diana Ürge-Vorsatz is Director at the Centre for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy, Vice Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, member of Academia Europa and Professor and Director of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University. Her work focuses on integration of climate change mitigation and sustainable development objectives, energy efficient and sustainable buildings, and climate change mitigation in cities.

Professor Harrison Fraker specialises in architecture, passive solar, sustainable design and urban design and is the author of The Hidden Potential of Sustainable Neighborhoods. Professor Fraker is Chair of the Energy Resources Group based at University of California, Berkeley and is visiting Professor of Sustainable Urban Design at Lund University, Sweden.

Professor Li Zhu  is a Professor of Architecture in the Department of Building Technology at Tianjin University in China. She is the President of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Sustainable Energy Centre and is the deputy executive director of Tianjin Municipal Energy Research Centre. Her work focuses on low-carbon building design and sustainable energy systems for low-carbon towns.

Dr Kay Saville-Smith MNZM is the director of CRESA and has undertaken extensive research into housing markets, housing demand, retirement villages, accessible housing, sustainable housing, the residential building industry and neighbourhood built environments. She is currently leading the Life When Renting research programme funded by the Ageing Well National Science Challenge.

Dr Guy Penny is a socio-environmental scientist and engineer with over 20 years’ experience in environmental systems management and sustainability in both the public and private sectors in New Zealand. His work includes healthy housing, sustainable energy, water and waste management, carbon reduction and collaborative community research and development projects. He is currently Director of EMPlan Services Ltd and is on the Board of Beacon Pathway.

ICEERB 2018 promises to be an exciting and engaging conference and we hope to see you there.


Wellington School of Medicine Conference Centre
University of Otago, Wellington
23a Mein Street
Wellington 6021
New Zealand

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See the link to the full conference programme on the conference webpage.

Abstract submission

Submission of abstracts is now closed.

The conference is an exciting opportunity to exchange research ideas, to engage with industry and government, and to envision what a sustainable urban future will be for housing.

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