7th International Building Physics Conference

Healthy, Intelligent, and Resilient Buildings and Urban Environments

September 23rd–26th, 2018


This conference was jointly organized by Syracuse Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Systems, College of Engineering and Computer Science, and School of Architecture, Syracuse University.

IBPC is the official international conference series of the International Association of Building Physics (IABP). It has previously been held successfully in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (2000), Leuven, Belgium (2003), Montreal, Canada (2006), Istanbul, Turkey (2009), Kyoto, Japan (2012), Torino, Italy (2015), and now, for the first time in the United States, Syracuse, New York (2018).

The theme of IBPC 2018 was “Healthy, Intelligent, and Resilient Buildings and Urban Environments.” It provided a forum for scientific, technological and design exchanges through multiple platforms, including: presentations of original research and development work and findings; demonstrations and exhibitions of innovative green building technologies; and discussions of future challenges and opportunities.

It covered a wide range of research topics cutting across multiple scales of the built environmental systems ranging from nano-material applications, to microenvironments around occupants, to rooms and whole buildings, and to neighborhood and urban scales. The goal of the conference was to advance the collective understanding of the nature and behavior of the cyber-physical systems in these different scales, how they interact, and what can be done to optimize their design and operation for healthy, intelligent and resilient buildings and urban environments.