The building and industrial sectors are the largest energy consumers worldwide. Although these sectors are experiencing rapid growth in final energy consumption, they also offer significant and numerous opportunities to improve energy savings and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Therefore, the aim of this workshop is to bring together specialists in order to exchange and share their experiences, present their research results, and identify potential areas of collaborations. All topics related to the energy efficiency in these sectors are welcome: (Integrated and sustainable buildings, construction materials, Experimental characterization of thermal properties, inverse techniques, heat transfer modeling and simulation, Energy audit and energy management, Life cycle cost analysis, thermal laws and regulations, insulation techniques, best practices, equipment…).
|Towards Designing and retrofitting Sustainable and Intelligent Buildings
Prof. Moncef Krarti (Workshop Chair)
University of Colorado, USA.
|Inverse Heat Transfer Problems
Prof. Helcio R. B. Orlande
Escola Politécnica, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
|On the measurement of thermal diffusivity of building materials by “flash” technique – Modelling, sensitivity analysis and inverse estimation based approaches
Prof. Mohammed Garoum (Workshop Chair)
EST, Mohammed V University, Morocco
|Clay as Construction material, a Step towards Green Buildings in Ifrane Region
Dr. Asmae Khaldoun
Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco
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