Join us for the 7th edition of Sustainable Places!
Europe’s #1 destination for dissemination of research, collaboration, networking and the creation of market opportunities

Conference Scope

Sustainability targets and climate change objectives cannot be met without addressing buildings and the built environment at the building, district and urban scale to include our transport and energy infrastructures. Renowned for showcasing results coming out of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme via the participation of cutting-edge research and innovation projects, the scope of Sustainable Places is captured directly in the name. It involves designing, building and retrofitting the places we live and work in a more sustainable way.

Conference Concept

Sustainable Places prides itself on being an ideal platform for the dissemination of research, the conduct of workshops, EU project clustering and networking between stakeholders of all types. SP2019 will be held over three days allowing morning travel on the first day and afternoon travel on the third day. Between opening and closing keynote sessions, parallel technical sessions and project-organized workshops are held on conference topic areas. The venue is available all week (free of charge) for project meetings and side events.

Sustainable Places consist of

Keynote speakers
Technical paper sessions
Thematic workshops & EU project clustering
Exhibition area (posters, brochures, and prototypes)
Local area visits
Excellent people, collaboration and discussion

Conference Agenda

Conference Topics

Each year, Sustainable Places features topics that are shaping how we think about buildings and the built environment. In this 7th edition of Sustainable Places will have thematic sessions on topics currently resonating in Sardegna this year. 

Island Sustainability
Investing in EE Retrofit
Demand Response
Smart Cities
Sustainability Protocols

Beyond the thematic sessions listed above, SP2019 will continue to be open to all topics related to building sustainability and most often reflect priorities reflected in the European Commission Societal Challenges and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. In past editions of Sustainable Places, several examples of technical contributions and/or workshops have included:

Energy efficiency in buildings
Smart grids and demand response
Renewable energy technologies
Energy storage 
District heating and cooling
Nature based solutions
Digitalization and technologies to reduce the energy performance gap 


To accommodate scheduling and preparation of the agenda, all CfPs must be received by 10 May. Registration and preparation of papers will be up through the event.

Keynote Lectures

To be published mid-April 2019

The Venue

Local event organizer
Omar Caboni - R2M Solution

It is with great pleasure that I invite you to the “Green Island” of Sardegna and to my home town of Cagliari. We are making a big effort to involve local stakeholders and I think you will really enjoy the event, people and spirit of Cagliari!

Lazzaretto Cultural Center. Via dei Navigatori, 1, 09126 Cagliari CA.
And if needed, the municipal city hall and University of Cagliari can provide spaces for project meetings, parallel sessions or locations for special requests / events. We invite everyone to make the most of Sustainable Places 2019.
Special requests, project meetings or events all week long free of charge

Publication Opportunities

Non peer-reviewed technical papers (4-6 pages in length) will be published in Open Access MDPI Proceedings.
Select papers will be considered for publication in a peer-reviewed related journal.
Interest in the submission of extended papers is to be indicated (box check) on the call for proposals to provide a first indicator on if there is enough interest to support a special issue (6-8 extended papers).

Registration Rates

Registration will take place through the online platform Xing. We warmly welcome local registration (Sardegna Residents) and students with discount rates. We also warmly welcome EU projects to organize and benefit from clustering workshops through a 5+ Registration Multipack. This registration option is not intended for all workshop audience members but instead for workshop participants of the underlying project(s) organizing the workshop. It also applies to any organization sending 5 persons or more to the event. For organizations or workshop organizers requesting a multipack discount code, please inquire at
All registrations include all events (lunches, dinners, sessions, visits, use of shuttle).

All prices include 22% VAT. The prices below are the final prices to be paid in the online registration system. In accordance with Italian VAT regulations for international conferences, VAT is charged on all registrations and is non-recoverable.

Early (up through 31 March)






Local (Sardegna residents)


5+ Registration multipack


Gala Dinner (Accompanying persons)


Images from SP2018

A look back at SP2018 hosted by CEA INES in Aix les Bins, France 27-29 June 2018

Organized by


Comune di Cagliari

R2M Solution

University of Cagliari

With the patronage of

Sardegna Ricerche

GBC Italy


Sponsors may elect a general sponsorship, to sponsor various parts of the event (e.g. lunch or coffee break) or registration packages that make possible local or student registrations. We welcome industrials to get involved in the support of this event and platform. All sponsors will be featured in SP2019 promotional literature and are welcome to display materials in the foyer areas.

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