The organising committee is calling for abstracts on original research – focusing specifically on housing – in any of the six conference topics.


Conference Topic Possible paper topics
Sustainable design and construction

Integrated building design

Passive/net zero energy/low energy building solutions

Housing for special interest groups (e.g. senior living / aged care)

Manufactured housing/advanced construction methods

Innovation adoption in housing design and construction industries

Indoor environment

Occupant thermal comfort and health

Indoor environmental quality, lighting and acoustic control

Pollutant transformation and control

Special needs for particular demographics

Temperature and humidity control technologies, air cleaning and filtration

Neighbourhood planning

District level heating/cooling/energy systems

Urban heat island effect

Resilience (ability to resist, respond to & recover from natural disasters & climate change)

Energy storage solutions

Modelling, simulation and post-occupancy evaluation

Air flow and ventilation modelling

Building physics modelling

Advances in modelling software

Calibration and verification of software models

Integrated modelling and performance tools

Integration of BIM and performance rating software

Building information and management

Building automation

Building operation and performance measurement

Home energy management systems and ecofeedback technologies

Fault detection and diagnostics

Life cycle assessment

Valuation, marketing and finance Strategies for capturing and communicating the value of energy efficient and environmentally responsive housing e.g. building passports

Abstracts will be peer reviewed to assess academic merit and relevance to the conference topics. Submitted papers will be subject to blind review.

Conference publications:  The organising committee can confirm that the conference proceedings will be published via QUT Digital Collections in an Open Access format. By submitting an abstract/paper, you are agreeing to the terms of Open Access as outlined below:

  1. You retain copyright to your work and grant the conference organisers a non-exclusive licence to publish your full-text conference paper (once peer reviewed and accepted) under a (CC BY) Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. You are able to redistribute, republish, and remix your work, as long as you attribute the Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Energy and Environment of Residential Buildings as the original publication source.
  2. All accepted, peer-reviewed papers and the conference proceedings will be assigned a DOI and be freely available online (Open Access) as soon as it is published via QUT Digital Collections. The DOI enables papers to be tracked for impact via tools such as Google Scholar, ImpactStory, Almetric, and PlumX.  The proceedings will be provided an International Standard Book Number (ISBN).

Submitting an Abstract.





When | Where

20 – 24 November, 2016
QUT Gardens Point
Brisbane, Australia.

Important Dates

Call for Abstracts: Now closed
Final abstract submission due: Now closed
Notification of abstract acceptance: Now closed
Paper submission due: Now closed
Notification of paper acceptance: 1 August 2016
Final corrected papers due: 30 September 2016
Early Bird closes: 07 October 2016