Venue: Gazi University Conference Halls

Location: ANKARA, Turkey

Event Date/Time: May 26, 2010 End Date/Time: May 28, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 01, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Feb 15, 2010
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In recent years, the environmental discourse has increasingly gained significance in every discipline formulating development theories, models, and policies, especially under the rubric of sustainable development. “Sustainability” is a key issue that aims the coexistence of the communities in future centuries. In that context, all of the activities to produce long term solutions for coexistence and qualified life of human, and the improvement of the environment without damaging the ecosystem balances is the goal of sustainable building design. Environment is the collection of physical, chemical, biological and social factors that affect the activity and movement of organic and inorganic elements with economical and humanity values. Building is a part of the environment as well, and during a building’s existence, it maintains its relation with the local and global environments. In this context, an environmental conscious sustainable building should secure the coexistence of the organic and inorganic groups making arrangements not to break the balance of the ecosystem, bring human health into safety, and provide economic use of resources.

The goal of sustainable building design is to provide appropriate environments for the users in terms of qualitative, quantitative, physical and psychological indicators. Sustainable building should be defined with the aspects of ecological, economical, social and cultural sustainability. In this context, ecological sustainability creates scenarios related to the conservation of resources and ecosystem, economical sustainability relating to usability of resources in long term and decreasing the usage costs, social and cultural sustainability relating to provision of human health and comfort, and conservation of social and cultural values. It is aimed to introduce and discuss future oriented previsions, to scope out, and to provide new expansions on the fields of “sustainable buildings and environment”, “sustainable planning”, “energy and environment”, “environmental pollution control and auditing” and “environmental policies and practices” in the symposium in which these scenarios will be evaluated.

Subjects of the Symposium

1- Sustainable Buildings and Environment

Sustainability – Building Interaction
Sustainable Building Technologies
Construction and Management of Sustainable Buildings
Sustainable Building Materials
Sustainable Design Approaches

2- Sustainable Planning

Sustainability – Urban / Rural Planning Interaction
Urbanization and Environmental Problems
Rehabilitation of Urban Areas
Urban Transformation
Cultural / Historical Heritage and Environment
Landscape Planning

3- Energy and Environment

Energy Efficient Building Design and Production
Microclimate Auditing
Building Performance Assessment
Renewable Energy Resources
Life Cycle Assessment
Environmental Product Declarations
Simulation Programs

4- Environmental Pollution Control and Auditing

Global Climate Change
Air / Water / Soil Pollution
Ecological Pollution
Conservation of Resources
Biological Diversity
Waste Management

5- Environmental Policies and Practices

Environmental Sciences and Technologies
Environmental Consciousness and Information Systems
Environment and Human Health
Act, Regulation, Strategy, Principle and Standards
Environmental Economy / Training / Management / Law
Local Authorities and Environment
Environmental Aspect in International Relations


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Additional Information

Important Dates: Deadline for Abstracts 1 January 2010 Deadline for Abstract Acceptance/Rejection 15 January 2010 Deadline for Proceedings 15 February 2010 Deadline for Proceeding Acceptance/Rejection 15 March 2010 Deadline for Symposium Fee Payment 1 April 2010 Symposium Language: The official languages of the symposium are Turkish and English. Proceedings will be accepted in either of these languages. Symposium Fee: The related information about symposium fees is represented in the table below. Lunch, gala dinner, symposium book and CD, symposium bag, identification badge, participation certificate, and sightseeing tour are included in the symposium fee. Participation Certificate: Symposium participants will be awarded with a participation certificate. Invitation Letter: An invitation letter will be sent to the participants who perform the online registration, with an accepted proceeding. Contact Information: International Sustainable Buildings Symposium - ISBS Adress: Gazi University Technical Education Faculty Construction Education Department 06500 Teknikokullar Ankara / TURKEY E-Mail: Tel: +90 312 202 88 60 Fax: +90 312 202 88 63 Symposium President: Assist. Prof. Dr. Arzuhan Burcu GÜLTEKİN +90 312 202 88 75 Symposium Secretariat: Res.Assist.Dr. Gökhan DURMUŞ +90 312 202 88 89 Res.Assist. Murat ÇAVUŞ +90 312 202 88 77 Res.Assist.Dr. Mürsel ERDAL +90 312 202 88 70 Res.Assist. Ömer CAN +90 312 202 88 88