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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 (most notably 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



There is a target of six open access publications resultant from SP2018 (based on the volume of submissions received by 1st August 2018), five are special issues of peer-reviewed journals and the sixth is a collection of extended abstracts (4-page papers) in the MDPI AG Proceedings Journal which is not peer-reviewed.

SP2018 Special Issues of Peer-Reviewed Journals 

  • Buildings (MDPI AG) “HEROES OF ZERO: Implementing the lessons learned from pilot programs towards achieving low-energy or no-waste in buildings, communities, and cities” (READ MORE)
  • Daylighting (Solarlits) “AGILE AESTHETICS: Innovative architectural excellence and advanced materials for achieving the optimal health, comfort, and performance of buildings in smart cities” (READ MORE)
  • Designs (MDPI AG) “ETHICAL STRATAGEM: Innovations in the Design and Planning of Smart Cities” (READ MORE)
  • Energy Sustainability and Society (Springer) “PROSUMER PARADIGM: Managing the global energy transition and market obstacles through improved stakeholder collaboration” (READ MORE)
  • Information Technologies and Control (DeGruyter) “CONCLUSION FUSION: Data-driven intelligence and multi-criteria decision support techniques” (READ MORE)

Questions or concerns can be sent to the SP conference chair and delegate manager using the contact form or by emailing directly to the SP chair at Zia.Lennard[@]R2Msolution.com for any queries, thank you.