Programme - Oral Sessions

Built Environment
The importance of maintaining the quality of the built environment surrounding all of us can not be stressed enough since it has significant influence over our life, community and society in a variety of ways. It can not only enhance the quality of our life, but also enrich our local communities. However, the built environment, which is obviously distinguished from the natural environment, has inevitably involved the consumption of all available resources around us such as trees, water, electricity, gas and coals. As a result, our effort to create a better built environment has paradoxically helped exploit our natural resources to a certain level that we now ought to think of sustainability to the standard of our living. Growing and greater pressure for sustainable built environment and development is now upon interdisciplinary involvement from architects, town and urban planners, engineers and policy makers, in order to build sustainable society for next generations. The sessions prepared in EKC 2018 deal with the aforementioned problems, study strategical approaches for more sustainable built environment responding to climate change and building efficiency, listen to recent researches and works touching on sustainable methodology from theoretical and practical points of view, and finally raise a question that would bring us an answer to what more needs to be exercised for our next generations and society. The talk sessions programmed on 23rd August 2018 are as follows; 11:00 – 12: 40 at Room R4 Challenge for Urban Planning: Heat stress in the Built Environment 13:30 – 15:10 at Room R4 New influential paradigm of environment-friendly tools and building’s energy performance: Part 1 16:00 – 17:40 at Room R4 New influential paradigm of environment-friendly tools and building’s energy performance: Part 2 There is also a poster session in relation to the Built Environment.
[BE1] Challenge for urban planning: heat stress in the built environment
Date / Time 2018-08-23 11:00   --   12:40
Room R4
Conveners / Chairs
  • DR. LEE, Hyunjung (Section of Urban Climatology, Office for Environmental Protection, Stuttgart, Germany) CONVENER
Synopsis
Among the challenges urban planning is currently faced in many parts of the world such as Europe or Asia, the response to increasing severe summer heat due to regional climate change takes on a relatively important role. As the urban population and the number of the particularly vulnerable elderly people are also increasing, countermeasures have to be developed and apply that result in a reduction of local human heat stress during severe regional heat. These planning measures must be consistent with requirements by the provision of affordable housing in terms of internal development and further densification. By applying methods and results from urban human-biometeorological investigations, the measures that are mostly focused on shading the direct solar radiation and ensuring sufficient ventilation become important for the urban population. Daytime measures such as optimized street and building design as well as locally trees and artificial devices, which reduce the heat input into all urban spaces by shading of the direct solar radiation, have a first priority. Cities on the coast also benefit from the sea breeze. Measures at night, which ensure sufficient ventilation and cooling have a second priority. In this context, the session will provide an excellent opportunity for an effective international dialog. It aims at bringing together urban planners, architects, academic researchers and students from around the world to present and discuss innovative approaches for a better and more sustainable urban and built environment. The session topics may address the following themes, but they do not have to be exclusively related to them: - trends of building design considering the impacts of regional climate change, - sustainable urban form, design and landscapes in the face of severe heat, - urban adaptation strategies to reduce negative impacts of extreme weather events on humans.
Speakers
  • PROF. MAYER, Helmut (Chair of Environmental Meteorology, Albert-Ludwigs University of Freiburg, Germany) [ 11:00 - 11:40 ]
    Title: Urban planning meets the requirement of urban human-biometeorology: Urban planning measures for a local reduction of severe human heat stress
  • DR. LEE, Hyunjung (Office for Environmental Protection, City of Stuttgart, Germany) [ 11:40 - 12:10 ]
    Title: Potential of 3D micrometeorological simulations for the application in urban planning
  • DR. LEE, Hyunjung (Office for Environmental Protection, City of Stuttgart, Germany) [ 12:10 - 12:40 ]
    Title: General Discussion and Summary
[BE2] New influential paradigm of environment-friendly tools and building’s energy performance: Part 1 Academic approach
Date / Time 2018-08-23 13:30   --   15:10
Room R4
Conveners / Chairs
Synopsis
Building science applied to practicality, touching on how a building works in terms of architecture and energy performance, current trend towards sustainability, government’s zero carbon initiative and finally how the standards of energy saving measurement have been incorporated into the field of design and construction. Theoretical experiment from a number of academics has been a resource for practitioner to establish the industry standards of energy efficiency, which have been broadly applied to the design at its outset and materialized towards to the end of planning stages. This session will discuss the following; 1. Energy performance of small-scale buildings 2. How the energy performance is monitored 3. How data gained from the monitoring can drive building design to the desirable direction
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[BE3] New influential paradigm of environment-friendly tools and building’s energy performance: Part 2 Practical application
Date / Time 2018-08-23 16:00   --   17:40
Room R4
Conveners / Chairs
Synopsis
Following theoretical approach to tackling energy waste and ineffiency of energy optimisation, pratitioners in the architectural and engineering fields have been making huge effort to bridge a gap between theory and practicality when it comes to energy performance. It becomes apparent that it is high time to bridge the gap so that a better outcome can feed back to the middle of design stages. In order to ensure that the proven establishment of energy-effective measures is properly transferred to end-users for whom a building must be designed. This session will discuss the following; 1. Management of information and knowledge 2. Comparison between small and large scale buildings regarding energy efficiency 3. Built environment towards urban scale 4. Co-housing forming foundation of a smart city
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