IGBC 2018 - CALL FOR PRESENTATIONS
ONLINE SUBMISSION IS NOW CLOSED
The Building and Construction Authority (BCA) is pleased to announce the Call for Presentations for the International Green Building Conference 2018 (IGBC2018) to be held from 5 – 7 September 2018 at Marina Bay Sands Convention Center, Singapore. Themed “Build Green: Build Smart, Build Communities”, IGBC 2018 serves as a platform to:
- Accelerate and advance green building movement internationally covering all aspects of sustainable design, construction and operations practices for buildings, including their impact on people, environment and businesses.
- Engage and collaborate with the key stakeholders all throughout the region to create a sustainable built environment that benefits the communities & environment
- Raise awareness among building occupants on smart and green solutions thus encouraging adoption of green practices and behavioural changes in their everyday lives
SESSION STYLE AND LENGTH
IGBC is committed to providing engaging and interesting platforms for attendees. Therefore, we are offering flexibility in presentation styles to better engage and communicate ideas. You can indicate your presentation style preference when submitting your proposal. The duration of each presentation should not be longer than 20 minutes.
- Structured Discussion: 20 minutes presentations before a moderated panel discussion
- Pecha Kucha 20x20 / Green Building’s Den: Presentations consisting of 20 slides which are shown for 20 seconds each
- Master Classes: A lecture for those who are interested in understanding a certain topic at a profound level
- Round-table Discussion: 15 minutes of presentation, followed by 30 minutes of discussion and feedback to small group of audience
Do note that the presentation style will not affect your evaluation. Final presentation/delivery style will be further discussed with presenter should the submission be selected.
The following broad topics have been identified as priorities for the 2018 programme. However, submissions outside of the identified topics will be fairly reviewed as long as it is in line with the theme and objectives of IGBC 2018.
There is growing momentum for green and healthy buildings, communities and cities. At the macro level cities are working to reduce the health impacts that urban areas are having on citizens through urban design interventions, policies and urban greening programmes. At the building level, research has demonstrated the commercial (and social) importance of the health and wellbeing of building users through metrics that show higher worker productivity and satisfaction. These findings have driven tenant demands for green buildings and offices. This track calls for submissions that investigate strategies focusing on the health and wellbeing of buildings, communities and cities and could include:
- Technical case studies with a focus on healthy workspaces
- User engagement strategies
- Biophilic Design
- Urban design
The track aims to offer a platform for the sharing of innovative perspectives on how owners, consultants and builders address environmental issues effectively through materials, technology and smart approach. How the synergies between productivity, sustainability and integrated digital delivery (IDD) would facilitate the formation of a smart built environment. Examples of topics could include (but not limited to):
- Smart technologies and innovative approach for productivity and integrated digital delivery
- Successful case studies on green buildings with adoption of productive measures
- Successful public-private partnerships in progressing the green building agenda with technology and smart approach for significant improvement in project delivery
- Smart sustainable building materials (eg. self-healing concrete, materials with embedded sensors etc)
- Next generation alternative sustainable materials/ products
- Next generation sustainable building systems or methods (eg. 3-for-2 concept)
- Building with sustainability and productivity in mind
Building automation and management are currently being reshaped by the introduction of information technology and the power of data analytics. Combined with a diverse set of intelligent equipment, a smart building/city can optimize its performance, bring down its operating costs and improve its users' comfort. This track invites submission on innovative upcoming or existing smart building technology that responds intuitively and intelligently to the environment and occupant’s demand. Examples of topics could include (but not limited to):
- Innovative Smart Building Technologies
- Lessons learnt from early adopters of smart city/building solutions
- Smart energy management systems within buildings
- Smart Facilities Management index for buildings in Singapore
- Good Facilities management procurement practices
- Facilities Management operating model from start to end
Various green funding models had been introduced to help building owners boost the returns on their investment in Energy efficiency (EE) retrofits and renewable energy (RE) adoption. This track invites submission on valuation systems, financing solutions as well as cost and benefit analysis of retrofitting existing properties which includes but not limited to the following:
- The relationship between Green Building and its valuation / Valuation methods that recognise sustainability.
- Financing models to deliver smart and resilient growth of cities and infrastructure
- Zero capex programs- Solar Leasing, Energy Performance Contracting, chauffage contracts
- Green Bonds
Climate change is happening. We can see its devastating effects globally and there will be an increase in extreme and unusual weather patterns. The Paris Agreement sought for international co-operation and action to start the concerted effort to reduce the impacts of devastating climate change. The built environment has a huge role to play in reducing our environmental impact as well as being designed to be resilient to the changing climate. A push for zero energy and zero carbon developments is seen as a necessity and an achievable target for the majority of developments in the near future. This track aims to explore the path to zero energy and zero carbon developments and could include
- Building/District case studies of zero energy and low/ zero carbon developments.
- Design strategies that demonstrate resilience to climate change
- Low carbon building technologies and systems
- Vernacular design in the 21st century.
- Innovative Building Technologies in building façade, ACMV, Lighting, smart building management system, plug load management, renewable energy, etc.
This track invites submissions of all types of state-of-the-art building projects. Papers could include best practices and strategies to design, construct, operate, maintain and quantify high-performance buildings. Examples of topics include (but not limited to):
- Outstanding Case Studies on sustainability and productivity
- Cost and time effective design and construction strategies.
- Managing and operating high-performance green facilities
- Optimised passive and active green building designs
- Sustainable and productive construction practice
SUBMISSION OF ABSTRACT
Presenters shall submit an abstract for programme panel’s evaluation. Only accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a presentation and present at IGBC 2018. Online submission is now closed.
Comprising of distinguished industry experts, BCA, and representatives from partner GBCs, members of the programme panel will evaluate each submission based on the following criteria:
- Quality, clarity and completeness of abstract submission
- Presenter’s qualification and presentation experience
- Relevancy of the proposed presentation to the theme and objectives
- Unique insights in relation to green building developments
If selected, presenters will be offered a complimentary pass for the full conference including networking events. However, presenters will be responsible for their travel and accommodation expenses during the conference.
Monday, 12 February 2018
Calling for Presentation opens
Friday, 30 March 2018
Deadline for submission of abstract
Friday, 27 April 2018
Informing of the first batch of successful submissions
Friday, 11 May 2018
Informing of all submissions on the status of application
Friday, 20 July 2018
Submission of IGBC 2018 presentation
5 – 7 September 2018
If you have questions about IGBC 2018 - Call for Presentations, please contact Ms Chan Vun Ching at +65 6804 4717 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and Benjamin Towell at +65 6804 4678 or email email@example.com
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