Sustainable Places 2018 (SP2018)

On June 27th and 28th INES Research & Development premises in Chambery hosted the Sustainable Places Conference 2018 (SP2018), an official EU Sustainable Energy Day aimed to foster innovative market solutions and empower synergies between Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) and the interdependent smart grids, policies, construction actors, and forward-thinking communities. More than 165 delegates from different stakeholder segments representing countries all over the world participated, thanks to a group of supporting collaborators that made the event possible.

The symposium comprised several scientific posters being displayed, 13 clustering workshops organized (15 including the 2 events organized by the European Commission, and an official public debate on the multiannual energy program), 8 presentation sessions of papers and briefings, as well as 8 keynote speeches delivered. The files can be freely downloaded (from the respective pages) if the author has chosen to publicly share them.

The event brochure is embedded below and can be downloaded here as PDF (7.1 MB): Sustainable-Places-2018_BROCHURE


The full SP2018 delegation list is embedded below and can be downloaded here as PDF: SP2018_Attendee-List


The opening ceremony slides are embedded below and can be downloaded here as PDF: Opening Ceremony Slides – SP18

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There will be two open access publications resultant from SP2018, one is a special issue of the BUILDINGS peer-reviewed journal (“HEROES OF ZERO: Implementing the lessons learned from pilot programs towards achieving low-energy or no-waste in buildings, communities, and cities”) and the other is a collection of extended abstracts (4-page papers) in the MDPI AG Proceedings Journal which is not peer-reviewed.