Simpson Gumpertz & Heger Inc. (SGH) and the Department of Architecture at California State Polytechnic University (Cal Poly), Pomona, announce the 2013 Building Enclosure Sustainability Symposium | Sustainable Buildings Conference in California (BESS-SB13 CALIFORNIA) from June 24-25, 2013, in Pomona, Calif.
The Building Enclosure Sustainability Symposium (BESS) was initiated in 2009 and this year will be partnering with SB13 to become BESS-SB13 CALIFORNIA. SB13 is part of a major international series of sustainable building conferences that focuses on sustainable building and construction supported by the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE). The SB conference series, now on a three-year cycle, is recognized as the world’s preeminent meeting in this important field. The three-year conference cycle begins with a year of planning in 2012, followed by regional conferences in 2013, and culminates in an international event in 2014. In 2013, BESS-SB13 CALIFORNIA will be the only U.S. conference among nine regional conferences to be held in different countries around the world. The international conference will be held in Barcelona, Spain in 2014.
The peer-reviewed technical symposium will provide a forum for sharing state-of-the-art knowledge in the design and advancement toward net zero buildings, with presentations and discussions offering innovative solutions to achieve buildings with a minimum environmental impact.
The call for papers is now open and will close at 3 p.m. (PDT) on Jan. 21, 2013. Architects, engineers, building scientists, sustainability consultants, educators, contractors, product manufacturers, utility professionals, industry members, students, policy makers, and related professionals are invited to submit papers for blind peer review, presentation, and publication in the symposium proceedings.
Papers must focus on the symposium’s six major topics:
• innovative design
• improving existing building stock performance
• affordable sustainability
• empowering the user
All materials should be submitted via the “OpenConf” system which can be accessed at openconf.sgh.com. Papers should be submitted as Word files, should not exceed 4,000 words / 8 megabytes, and should have no identifying marks. Images should be embedded in the Word file.
For more information on BESS-SB13 CALIFORNIA and for further instructions on how to submit papers, please visit www.bess-sb.org. Questions can also be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.