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We plan to hold the 2023 CIBSE Technical Symposium in Spring next year. Our Symposium Theme is Delivering Sustainable, Safe and Healthy Buildings for a net zero future and will present a range of peer reviewed papers and presentations outlining the latest developments in practice, technology and policy, showing how building services engineers can design and deliver safer, more healthy and sustainable buildings in practice. We are seeking a particular focus on solutions to the challenge of retrofitting the existing building stock in a cost effective way at scale, good quality and pace.  

Building services engineers today face two major challenges which are at the heart of all work in the built environment. In the UK we are committed to legal targets for net zero by 2050 as part of the global drive to reduce carbon emissions and adapt to a changing climate. We have to achieve this with over 80% of our 2050 building stock already in place and in increasingly urgent need of retrofitting for a zero carbon future.  And we have to do all of this whilst continuing to deliver safe and healthy buildings.

Submit an abstract

The CIBSE Technical Symposium will focus on the challenge of decarbonising our buildings and infrastructure and delivering net zero carbon buildings over the next 25 years. We are inviting papers that consider how to achieve the low carbon transformation In our existing stock whilst delivering buildings that are safe to occupy.  How will the increasing use of digital technologies and modern methods of construction across the whole of the built environment enable net zero transformation? Are there new opportunities to transform our building stock for a low carbon future? How can meeting the low carbon targets help to address energy supply and cost constraints?

Delivering Sustainable, Safe and Healthy Buildings for a net zero future will present a range of peer reviewed papers and presentations outlining the latest developments in practice, technology and policy and showcase the latest guidance for building services engineers. It will provide practitioners with up to date information about the latest developments in meeting the net zero carbon imperatives and also on the latest building safety related reforms in the UK industry.

We invite short abstracts of proposals for research papers, posters, technical reviews, case studies and opinion presentations that are based on recent or current project work, research or application, as well as those that examine actual or potential impacts of our work on the built environment.

The Symposium takes place over two days and will feature a mix of peer reviewed presentations and posters. We seek to bring together practitioners and researchers to consider the latest thinking in our sector and to hear from those who are applying and researching the latest thinking in building services engineering.

 

Get Involved – submit a proposal  

Getting involved in the Symposium as a presenter is simple – we ask you to submit a short abstract, or summary, of what you are offering to present. This could be a research paper or poster, a technical review of a topic relevant to the theme, a case study showing practical experience with a technology or process or an opinion based paper. It can be based on recent or current project work, research or application, or it could examine actual or potential impacts of new technologies, processes or policies  on the built environment.

See past papers and presentations.