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This is a network of researchers, consultants, designers and manufacturers concerned with building-related energy issues and the requirements for human thermal comfort. The aim of the network is to define and promote the research effort needed to understand and enhance the thermal comfort of building occupants whilst also minimising the energy use of buildings, in particular those without year-round mechanical heating and cooling.

Outputs from members of the network include research to underpin new norms and standards for indoor climate and design guidance for building controls. The network is a centre for information in this field of research and advice on the implications of the work for the training of building professionals. Membership currently stands at more than 550, with representation from 33 countries.

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COMING EVENTS

PLEA2017 - Passive Low Energy Architecture - Design to Thrive
To be held 2nd to 4th July 2017
Edinburgh in Scotland will be hosting the coming PLEA2017 conference. The theme of 'Design to Thrive - Foundations for a Better Future' recognises the enormity of the local and global challenges we face in building and refurbishing our buildings, cities and societies to both to minimise climate emissions and to adapt effectively to climate change impacts in each of our own rapidly evolving economies, societies and physical infrastructures.

PLEA 2017 is being hosted by a consortium of Scottish Universities, the Scottish Government, the City of Edinburgh and Historic Environment Scotland. It will feature over 250 speakers from across the globe, site visits, extraordinary parties and many networking opportunities.

This is a good opportunity to be part of PLEA - a global network that has led a worldwide discourse on sustainable architecture and urban design through its conferences since 1982. It has a membership of thousands of professionals, academics, students and industry members from over 40 countries.

Deadline for abstracts submission extended to 15th December 2016.

Further details on the conference at the PLEA2107 page
https://plea2017.net/


PAST EVENTS

6th Masters Conference PEOPLE and BUILDINGS
Held 23rd September 2016 at The CASS in London Metropolitan University, London, UK
- check the website of the conference at 6th MASTERS CONFERENCE PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS 2016

MEnS Short Course 2016
The first postgraduate level training short course in the UK on
NEARLY ZERO ENERGY BUILDING RETROFIT
Organised by Brunel University London under the MEnS - Meeting of Energy Professional Skills - an Horizon 2020 European Funded project.
Held 30th September, and every Friday in October until 28th October 2016 at Brunel University London.
Held 29th February to 4th March 2016 at Brunel University London.
Held 4th to 8th July 2016 at Brunel University London.
- check the website of the project at http://www.mens-nzeb.eu/en/
Please see the announcement at MEETING OF ENERGY PROFESSIONAL SKILLS (MEnS) - NEARLY ZERO ENERGY BUILDING RETROFIT - Professional Training Short Course
Further details and how to apply please check the page
http://www.brunel.ac.uk/research/Institutes/Institute-of-Energy-Futures/Resource-Efficient-Future-Cities/mens-short-courses

WINDSOR CONFERENCE 2016
Held 7th to 10th April 2016 at Cumberland Lodge conference centre, Windsor Great Park, UK
- check the website of the conference at www.windsorconference.com
- see the proceedings as a web page with the individual papers at WINDSOR CONFERENCE 2016 - Making Comfort relevant - 9th International Windsor Conference 2016
- or as an e-book at W2016 - MAKING COMFORT RELEVANT - 9th International Windsor Conference 2016

5th Masters Conference PEOPLE and BUILDINGS
Held 18th September 2015 at The CASS in London Metropolitan University, London, UK
- check the website of the conference at 5th MASTERS CONFERENCE PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS 2015
- download the e-book of proceedings at MC2015 Proceedings Masters Conference People and Buildings

2015 TAU Conference "Mitigating and Adapting Built Environments for Climate Change in The Tropics"
Held 30th to 31st March 2015 at TANRI ABENG UNIVERSITY (TAU) Jakarta, Indonesia
- check the website of the conference at 2015 TAU International Conference

13th INTERNATIONAL RADIANCE WORKSHOP
Held 1st to 3rd September 2014 at London Metropolitan University and Arup Office in London, UK
- check the website of the conference at 13th International RADIANCE workshop 2014

4th Masters Conference PEOPLE and BUILDINGS
Held 19th September 2014 at The CASS in London Metropolitan University, London, UK
- check the website of the conference at 4th MASTERS CONFERENCE PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS 2014
- see the proceedings at MC2014 Proceedings Masters Conference People and Buildings

WINDSOR CONFERENCE 2014
Held 10th to 13th April 2014 at Cumberland Lodge conference centre, Windsor Great Park, UK
- check the website of the conference at www.windsorconference.com
- see the proceedings at WINDSOR CONFERENCE 2014 - Counting the Cost of Comfort in a Changing World

3rd PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS 2013 - A conference for Masters Students
Held 20th September 2013 at University of Westminster, School of Architecture 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
Timetable of the conference
All papers of the conference are available here
list of attendees

2nd PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS 2012 - A conference for Masters Students
Held 18th September 2012 at the graduate centre (designed by Daniel Libeskind) London Metropolitan University, Tower Building, North Campus 166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB
Timetable of the conference
All papers of the conference are available here
list of attendees

WINDSOR CONFERENCE 2012 - The changing context of comfort in an unpredictable world
Held 12th to 15th April 2012 at Cumberland Lodge conference centre, Windsor Great Park, UK
Final timetable available here
As part of the conference there will be four workshops
Workshop descriptions here
Abstracts of all papers are available here
Short conference report
Group photo of delegates (courtesy of Ashak Nathwani)
See the proceedings at WINDSOR CONFERENCE 2012- The changing context of comfort in an unpredictable world

Meeting: Thermal Comfort in the Magreb Held in ABE meeting room ( ground floor behind registry), University of Westminster, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS, 14.00-17.00 on 29th November Speakers so far include: El Khier Belayat ( Algeria) Nadya Gabril ( Libya)

1st PEOPLE AND BUILDINGS - A conference for Masters Students
Open access to Masters conference papers
Open access to Masters conference presentations
AWARDS
-Friday 23rd September 2011 at Arup 8 Fitzroy street, London W1T 4BQ
Timetable of the conference
Abstracts

BOOK LAUNCH: DAYLIGHTING ARCHITECTURE AND LIGHTING DESIGN
Peter Tregenza and Michael Wilson

Tuesday 15th March 2011 from 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Fyvie Hall, University of Westminster309 Regent Street, London W1B 2UW

NCEUB hosted a workshop on the new Chinese standard for thermal comfort on 9th June 2010 at offices of Arup UK The agenda and presentations are available here

NCEUB organise and host the prestigious Windsor Conferences which are held at Cumberland Lodge in Windsor Great Park. The last Windsor Conference was in April 2010. Papers and presentations can be downloaded from this website below

ADAPTING TO CHANGE: NEW THINKING ON COMFORT, 9-11 April 2010, Cumberland Lodge Conference Centre, Windsor UK.

The network holds regular workshops and conferences. The 2009 Autumn Conference ADAPTING TO FUTURE CLIMATES was held on 8th September in Edinburgh. The timetable with abstracts and presentations can be accessed here: NCEUB Autumn Conference. An evening meeting "Design of comfortable low energy buildings" was hosted by the Scottish Energy Systems Group

In July 2008 NCEUB organised an International Conference on the topic AIR-CONDITIONING & THE LOW CARBON COOLING CHALLENGE (see WindsorConference for details).

If you are interested in more information about the Network or in becoming involved as a member of the Network please contact the co-ordinator, Professor Fergus Nicol, who is based at the Low Energy Architecture Research Unit (LEARN), in London Metropolitan University. Go to the Contact page to complete a membership form online (at no charge).