Final Program at a glance
President’s Welcome to COBEE2018
Welcome to COBEE2018, Melbourne, Australia:The goal of the COBEE2018 conference is to bring together experimental and numerical practitioners, and to foster discussions and exchange of knowledge. It will provide an excellent forum for state-of-art applications in indoor/outdoor environment and building energy research by practitioners from all over the world. COBEE2018 will be held in February 5-9th, 2018 in beautiful Melbourne, Australia. Australia is an amazing country with diverse nature and cultural attractions. Melbourne, the most liveable city for the sixth consecutive year, is a vibrant and exciting city with access to hundreds of outdoor recreation activities, fantastic dining options, and an involved and passionate local community dedicated to responsible and effective use of renewable energy and green building practices. In this beautiful city, you will be attracted by the charming scenery, profound culture and welcoming people.
RMIT University has been selected as one of Melbourne's most beautiful campuses by “The Culture Trip”. Highlights include Storey Hall, the Design Hub, Building 8 and the Swanston Academic Building. The venue for COBEE2018 will be RMIT's Storey Hall, designed by architects Ashton Raggatt McDougall. It features a large auditorium, and is immersed in an applied tile pattern of spectacular white, green, pink, purple and redpanels. The building is described as "Like a piece of fine music, this is architecture to be used and experienced, not simply looked at. Visitors to this building can sense the composition, like a musician resting between chords, before heading back into the chaos of swirling concrete stairs and green sheets of light." -Norman Day (Architecture Australia).
We look forward to meeting you in Melbourne!
President of COBEE 2018
Jiyuan Tu, Ph.D.
Professor, RMIT University
COBEE2018, Feb 5-9, 2018 @RMIT University
The COBEE conference series was initiated by Tianjin University and Dalian University of Technology in 2008. This conference aims to provide a platform for discussing building energy and environmental issues and for initiating collaboration among researchers, environmental scientists, architects, facility managers, and policy makers.