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Masters Conference People and Buildings 2017

The amount of energy used by a building can vary enormously depending on its relation not just to the climate and the design and operation of the building, but also to the habits and behaviour of its occupants. The core and specialized engineering science and architectural disciplines are important elements in the support of building design but not enough on their own. People and buildings are parts of a system, which needs to be safe, comfortable, sustainable, resilient and affordable for its inhabitants. A successful building is one, which provides the means for those who live in it to achieve these aims, and does it with the minimum use of resources.  A good building design involves addressing CO2 emissions at all stages of the life cycle and mitigating the impacts of climate change on the built environment and its human inhabitants.

There are a growing number of Masters courses designed to enable students and even practitioners to gain the knowledge needed to design good low-carbon buildings that are comfortable to the occupants and have good air quality. In particular students commit a great deal of energy and ingenuity in writing their Masters’ dissertations but rarely get an opportunity to present their work outside the confines of their own University. As a result, a lot of interesting work can be locked away, at best in the school archive, at worst only in the memories of the writer, supervisor or examiner.

The process of writing a paper of just a few pages from the wealth of data accumulated in writing a masters dissertation can be challenging and instructive.

This conference will begin to address this situation by providing a forum to discuss short papers by Masters students who are near the end of their course or who have completed in the last two years. The subject of their paper will usually reflect that of their thesis, but may result from other work they have done if this will provide an interesting and informative paper.

The conference will provide a forum for students of architecture engineering or related disciplines from different universities to meet one another and exchange information and discuss important topics. The conference can also provide a forum for students to contact potential employers. All papers presented will be compiled to a E-book of Proceedings with an ISBN and will be made available for download at the NCEUB site.

  • MC2017 Masters Conference People and Buildings

    September 22, 2017 – September 22, 2017

    A conference for Masters students in sustainable buildings organised by NCEUB

    MC2017 sponsored and hosted by WSP in London

    The amount of energy used by a building can vary enormously depending on its relation not just to the climate and the design and operation of the building, but also to the habits and behaviour of its occupants. The core and specialized engineering science and architectural disciplines are important elements in the support of building design but not enough on their own. People and buildings are parts of a system, which needs to be safe, comfortable, sustainable, resilient and affordable for its inhabitants. A successful building is one, which provides the means for those who live in it to achieve these aims, and does it with the minimum use of resources.  A good building design involves addressing CO2 emissions at all stages of the life cycle and mitigating the impacts of climate change on the built environment and its human inhabitants.

    There are a growing number of Masters courses designed to enable students and even practitioners to gain the knowledge needed to design good low-carbon buildings that are comfortable to the occupants and have good air quality. In particular students commit a great deal of energy and ingenuity in writing their Masters’ dissertations but rarely get an opportunity to present their work outside the confines of their own University. As a result, a lot of interesting work can be locked away, at best in the school archive, at worst only in the memories of the writer, supervisor or examiner.

    The process of writing a paper of just a few pages from the wealth of data accumulated in writing a masters dissertation can be challenging and instructive.

    This conference will begin to address this situation by providing a forum to discuss short papers by Masters students who are near the end of their course or who have completed in the last two years. The subject of their paper will usually reflect that of their thesis, but may result from other work they have done if this will provide an interesting and informative paper.

    The conference will provide a forum for students of architecture engineering or related disciplines from different universities to meet one another and exchange information and discuss important topics. The conference can also provide a forum for students to contact potential employers. All papers presented will be compiled to a E-book of Proceedings with an ISBN and will be made available for download at the NCEUB site.

    It is not necessary to offer a paper to attend.

    To submit an ABSTRACT go to Abstract Submission. You will be asked to register/login to the NCEUB conference system.

    Key DATES !!!

    To participate as an author:

    25th August please submit a short (150 words) abstract, giving an outline of the subject, method and conclusions of the paper and send it to the organisers. We recognise that some authors may not have finalised the data collection and analysis by this stage, the idea is more to get a rough estimate of the range and number of papers to expect at the conference.
    1st September you will be informed of the acceptance of your paper for development to a full paper
    15th September your paper should be uploaded to the website in the prescribed format electronically to be included in the proceedings. Please check through your paper with your course tutor before sending.

Masters Conference People and Buildings

A conference for Masters students in sustainable buildings organised by NCEUB


The masters conference "People and Buildings" was initiated by the Network for Comfort and Energy Use in Buildings (NCEUB) in 2011 and organised by the Low Energy Architecture Research Unit (LEARN) at London Metropolitan University.
The conference is aimed at masters level students of low energy and sustainable building courses in schools of architecture and engineering. The conference is a means to give Masters students an opportunity to present their work to their peers beyond the confines of their own University.
The 2016 conference is the sixth and will be held in Central House, the home of the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design from London Metropolitan University in Whitechapel High Street, opposite the Whitechapel Gallery. Previous conferences have been hosted by the Westminster and London Metropolitan Universities and by Arup.

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  • MC2016 Masters Conference People and Buildings

    September 23, 2016 – September 23, 2016

    A conference for Masters students in sustainable buildings organised by NCEUB

    The amount of energy used by a building can vary enormously depending on its relation not just to the climate and the design and operation of the building, but also to the habits and behaviour of its occupants. The core and specialized engineering science and architectural disciplines are important elements in the support of building design but not enough on their own. People and buildings are parts of a system, which needs to be safe, comfortable, sustainable, resilient and affordable for its inhabitants. A successful building is one, which provides the means for those who live in it to achieve these aims, and does it with the minimum use of resources.  A good building design involves addressing CO2 emissions at all stages of the life cycle and mitigating the impacts of climate change on the built environment and its human inhabitants.

    There are a growing number of Masters courses designed to enable students and even practitioners to gain the knowledge needed to design good low-carbon buildings that are comfortable to the occupants and have good air quality. In particular students commit a great deal of energy and ingenuity in writing their Masters’ dissertations but rarely get an opportunity to present their work outside the confines of their own University. As a result, a lot of interesting work can be locked away, at best in the school archive, at worst only in the memories of the writer, supervisor or examiner.

    The process of writing a paper of just a few pages from the wealth of data accumulated in writing a masters dissertation can be challenging and instructive.

    This conference will begin to address this situation by providing a forum to discuss short papers by Masters students who are near the end of their course or who have completed in the last two years. The subject of their paper will usually reflect that of their thesis, but may result from other work they have done if this will provide an interesting and informative paper.

    The conference will provide a forum for students of architecture engineering or related disciplines from different universities to meet one another and exchange information and discuss important topics. The conference can also provide a forum for students to contact potential employers. All papers presented will be compiled to a E-book of Proceedings with an ISBN and will be made available for download at the NCEUB site.

    It is not necessary to offer a paper to attend.

    Key DATES !!!

    To participate as an author:

    22th August please submit a short (150 words) abstract, giving an outline of the subject, method and conclusions of the paper and send it to the organisers. We recognise that some authors may not have finalised the data collection and analysis by this stage, the idea is more to get a rough estimate of the range and number of papers to expect at the conference.
    29th August you will be informed of the acceptance of your paper for development to a full paper
    12th September your paper should be uploaded to the website in the prescribed format electronically to be included in the proceedings. Please check through your paper with your course tutor before sending.

  • MC2015 Masters Conference PEOPLE and BUILDINGS

    September 18, 2015 – September 18, 2015

    A conference for Masters students in sustainable buildings organised by NCEUB


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    The amount of energy used by a building can vary by 300% or more depending on the habits and behaviour of its occupants. Physics and engineering are important but not enough on their own. People and buildings form a system whose purpose is to provide a safe, comfortable, sustainable and affordable shelter for its inhabitants. A successful building is one which provides the means for those who live in it to achieve these aims and does this with the minimum use of resources.

    There are a growing number of Masters courses designed to enable students, and in many cases practitioners, to gain the basic knowledge they need to design good low-carbon buildings. I particular students commit a great deal of energy and ingenuity  in writing their thesis but Masters students rarely get an opportunity to present their work outside the confines of their own University. As a result a lot of interesting work can become locked away – at best in the school archive, at worst only in the memories of the writer, supervisor or examiner.

    The process of writing a paper of just a few pages from the wealth of data accumulated in writing a masters dissertation can be challenging and instructive.

    This conference will begin to address this situation by providing a forum to discuss short papers by Masters students who are near the end of their course or who have completed in the last two years. The subject of their paper will usually reflect that of their thesis, but may result from other work they have done if this will provide an interesting and informative paper.

    The conference will provide a forum for students of architecture engineering or related disciplines from different universities to meet one another and exchange information and discuss important topics. The conference can also provide a forum for students to contact potential employers. All papers presented will be compiled to a E-book of Proceedings with an ISBN and will be made available for download at the NCEUB site.

    It is not necessary to offer a paper to attend.

    Key DATES !!!

    To participate as an author:

    • 7th August please submit a short (150 words) abstract, giving an outline of the subject, method and conclusions of the paper and send it to the organisers. We recognise that some authors may not have finalised the data collection and analysis by this stage, the idea is more to get a rough estimate of the range and number of papers to expect at the conference.
    • 14th August you will be informed of the acceptance of your paper for development to a full paper
    • 11th September your paper should be uploaded to the website in the prescribed format electronically to be included in the proceedings. Please check through your paper with your course tutor before sending.

  • MC2014 Masters Conference People and Buildings

    September 19, 2014 – September 19, 2014

    A conference for Masters students in sustainable buildings organised by NCEUB

    The amount of energy used by a building can vary by 300% or more depending on the habits and behaviour of its occupants. Physics and engineering are important but not enough on their own. People and buildings form a system whose purpose is to provide a safe, comfortable, sustainable and affordable shelter for its inhabitants. A successful building is one which provides the means for those who live in it to achieve these aims and does this with the minimum use of resources.

    There are a growing number of Masters courses designed to enable students, and in many cases practitioners, to gain the basic knowledge they need to design good low-carbon buildings. I particular students commit a great deal of energy and ingenuity  in writing their thesis but Masters students rarely get an opportunity to present their work outside the confines of their own University. As a result a lot of interesting work can become locked away – at best in the school archive, at worst only in the memories of the writer, supervisor or examiner.

    The process of writing a paper of just a few pages from the wealth of data accumulated in writing a masters dissertation can be challenging and instructive.

    This conference will begin to address this situation by providing a forum to discuss short papers by Masters students who are near the end of their course or who have completed in the last two years. The subject of their paper will usually reflect that of their thesis, but may result from other work they have done if this will provide an interesting and informative paper.

    The conference will provide a forum for students of architecture engineering or related disciplines from different universities to meet one another and exchange information and discuss important topics. The conference can also provide a forum for students to contact potential employers. All papers and presentations will be uploaded to the NCEUB website.

    It is not necessary to offer a paper to attend.

    Provisional Timetable

    To participate as an author:

    • 10th August please submit a short (150 words) abstract, giving an outline of the subject, method and conclusions of the paper and send it to the organisers. We recognise that some authors may not have finalised the data collection and analysis by this stage, the idea is more to get a rough estimate of the range and number of papers to expect at the conference.
    • 15th August you will be informed of the acceptance of your paper for development to a full paper
    • 5th September your paper should be uploaded to the website in the prescribed format electronically to be included in the proceedings. Please check through your paper with your course tutor before sending.

International Radiance Workshops

The Radiance community hosts annual workshops alternating between Europe and North America.

Welcome to the 2014 Radiance Workshop, this year in London, UK!

If you're interested to attend the 13th International Radiance Workshop or to be a speaker, please follow the links below to learn more about it.

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  • 13th International Radiance Workshop 2014

    September 1, 2014 – September 3, 2014

    The Radiance community hosts annual workshops alternating between Europe and North America.

    This year the 13th International Radiance Workshop will take place between 1st and 3rd September 2014 at the exciting location of London, UK.

    If you're interested to attend the 13th International Radiance Workshop or to be a speaker, please follow the links below to learn more about it.

    You can also register your interest by creating a user account to this website. This will allow you to receive news and notifications.