PLEA 2016 – Accepting Abstracts Through Nov. 8

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PLEA 2016 – Accepting Abstracts Through Nov. 8

October 27, 2015


PLEA 2016 Conference – Los Angeles
Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments 


The Passive and Low Energy Architecture Association (PLEA), Cal Poly Pomona, the University of Southern California and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo invite you to attend the 2016 annual Passive Low Energy Architecture Conference in Los Angeles California, from the 11th to the 13th of July 2016. 


The theme of PLEA 2016 is Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments, exploring the interactions between people and buildings to achieve livable, regenerative environments at multiple scales. Given that PLEA values both research and practice, each track will strive to combine exemplary case studies and research papers. Emphasis will be on the following tracks:


Strategies, Tools and Simulation Methods.
Advances in computing power and software development have made performance analysis tools widely available. This track will explore measurement and performance in all areas and scales including energy, transportation, and daylight. 


Passive Strategies for Resilient Cities.
The importance of passive cooling and heating techniques has long been recognized. This track will explore advances and their contribution to the development of resilient buildings and cities. 


Carbon Neutral Design.
Synergies and opportunities to achieve net-zero energy and carbon-neutrality in buildings, neighborhoods, districts and cities. This track will explore new directions in city planning and urban design. 


Sustainable Design Education.
It is impossible to solve today’s environmental problems without the knowledge necessary to implement appropriate design strategies at multiple scales. This track will explore design education and best practices at all levels including innovative methods, experiences, and teaching techniques. 


Regenerative Design.
This track will explore ideas and examples of processes that restore, renew or revitalize their own sources of energy and materials maximizing closed loop input–output systems. Special emphasis will be given to research that explores the connection between water, materials, and energy at multiple scales, from systems to buildings to cities. 


Abstracts should be a maximum of 500 words. Selected abstracts will be invited to submit a final paper which will be published in the Conference Proceedings. Online submission system and guidelines can be found at Abstracts are due by November 8, 2015.