The conference will consolidate the state of the art and a trajectory of the future development of this field.
This call is for papers reporting on high quality work not published elsewhere, and aligned with at least one
of the conference themes. The first stage of submission will be the submission of abstracts, and the authors of
accepted abstracts will be invited to submit full papers. Both abstracts and papers will be double blind reviewed.
Abstracts should be no more than 200 words in length,
describing the aims and objectives of the work and the main findings.
They should be aligned with at least one of the conference themes,
and should be based on original and high quality work not published elsewhere. Authors'
names and other details should not be included in order to facilitate double blind peer review.
The submissions are via a dedicated web site, where the contribution title, the contents, the keywords and the corresponding
conference theme are entered directly into the submission page. Abstract submissions are now closed.
Full paper submission
A paper formatting template is provided in the form of a Word file, available from this link. The papers will need to comply with these formatting guidelines and will not
exceed 8 pages of A4. They will be submitted as PDF documents. Papers submitted for peer review will
not show names and affiliations of authors so as to facilitate double blind review.
The deadline for full
paper submission for peer review is 23rd May 2016, by invitation subject to the outcome of abstract reviews, via this link.
The final paper submission, which will show
names and affiliations of authors, will be upon acceptance of the reviewed papers. Authors will be asked to
accept a copyright agreement on submission of the final paper. The deadline for final paper submission will be 15th July 2016.
Oral presentation slots will be 30 minutes in length, to include 5 minutes for questions and changeover. Presentation should be accompanied by slides either in PowerPoint or PDF format.
All accepted papers presented at the conference will be published in an electronic book of conference proceedings
with appropriate ISBN/ISSN number.
A selection of papers will be subsequently published in an edited book,
for which the organisers have obtained an agreement in principle with a
major international publisher. Details of this publication will be announced in due course.
New and retrofit zero carbon buildings
Zero carbon villages and communities
Post occupancy evaluation of zero carbon projects
Design methods and design tools
New materials, construction methods and embodied energy
Advances in renewable energy systems and storage
Zero carbon projects and climate change
New business and economic models
Legislation and policy
Social aspects and culture change
Abstract submissions for peer review: 1 February 2016
Abstract review notification: 7 March 2016
Full paper submissions for peer review: 9 May 2016
Paper review notification: 15 June 2016
Final paper submissions: 15 July 2016
Final decision: 29 July 2016
Conference: 8-9 September 2016
Industry exhibition will run in parallel with the conference. Exhibitors will be able to showcase their products and services relevant for design and development of zero carbon buildings.
Opportunities for new collaborations will be created by bringing industry and academia together, so as to
fast track developments in this field. To apply for an exhibition stand, please use this form.