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Sustainability in Energy and Buildings 2023

  • Presents research works in the field of sustainability and energy in buildings

  • Provides original works presented at SEB 2023 held in Bari, Italy

  • Serves as a reference for researchers and practitioners in academia and industry

Part of the book series: Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies (SIST, volume 378)

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About this book

This book contains the proceedings of the 15th KES International Conference on Sustainability and Energy in Buildings 2023 (SEB2023) held in Bari, Italy, during September 18–20, 2023, organized by KES International. SEB23 invited contributions on a range of topics related to sustainable buildings and explored innovative themes regarding sustainable energy systems. The conference formed an exciting chance to present, interact, and learn about the latest research and practical developments on the subject. The conference attracted submissions from around the world. Submissions for the full-paper track were subjected to a blind peer-reviewed process. Only the best of these were selected for presentation at the conference and publication in these proceedings. It is intended that this book provides a useful and informative snapshot of recent research developments in the important and vibrant area of sustainability in energy and buildings. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • The Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment Research Group, Cardiff Metropolitan University, Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff, United Kingdom

    John R. Littlewood

  • KES International, Selby, United Kingdom

    Lakhmi Jain

  • KES International Research, Shoreham-by-Sea, United Kingdom

    Robert J. Howlett

About the editors

John R. Littlewood is Professor of Sustainable and Resilient Buildings and Lead for the Sustainable and Resilient Built Environment research group in Cardiff School of Art and Design at Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK). He has been General Chair for the Sustainability in Energy and Buildings International Conference in 2014, 2017, and since 2019 to date and Chair of the Sustainable and Resilient Buildings General Track since 2016. His research is conducted in collaboration with industry to optimize the design, offsite manufacturing, construction, and operation of existing and new buildings to maximize their performance and user comfort and quality of life, yet reduce embodied and operational carbon emissions. He has authored, co-authored, and co-edited 179 peer-reviewed articles, papers, conference proceedings, and book volumes. His current research includes developing building insulation from natural and waste food crops; benchmarking organizational carbon emissions for decarbonization; and exploring pathways to net-zero carbon for existing dwellings through retrofit.

Lakhmi Jain, Ph.D., Dr. H.C., M.E., B.E. (Hons), Fellow (Engineers Australia), is with the University of Arad. He was formerly with the University of Technology Sydney, the University of Canberra, Liverpool Hope University, and Bournemouth University. Professor Jain founded the KES International for providing a professional community the opportunities for publications, knowledge exchange, cooperation, and teaming. Involving around 5,000 researchers drawn from universities and companies worldwide, KES facilitates international cooperation and generates synergy in teaching and research. KES regularly provides networking opportunities for professional community through one of the largest conferences of its kind in the area of KES.

Robert J. Howlett is Academic Chair of KES International, a non-profit organization, which facilitates knowledge transfer and the dissemination of research results in areas including Intelligent Systems, Sustainability, and Knowledge Transfer. He is Visiting Professor at “Aurel Vlaicu” University of Arad, Romania, and has also been Visiting Professor at Bournemouth University, UK. His technical expertise is in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for the solution of industrial problems. His current interests center on the application of intelligent systems to sustainability, particularly renewable energy, smart/microgrids, and its applications in housing and glasshouse horticulture. He previously developed a national profile in knowledge and technology transfer and the commercialization of research. He works with a number of universities and international research groups on the supervision teams of Ph.D. students and the provision of technical support for projects.

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