iBECOME are taking part in the Sustainable Places Conference which place on 28th September to 1st October 2021.

The 9th annual edition of Sustainable Places (SP2021) will be a hybrid event, with the in-person sessions to be hosted in Rome, Italy.

Renowned for showcasing results coming out of the EU Horizon 2020 Framework Programme via the participation of cutting-edge research and innovation projects, the scope of Sustainable Places is captured directly in its name. It involves designing, building and retrofitting the places we live and work in a more sustainable way. Between opening and closing keynote sessions, parallel technical sessions and project-organized workshops will explore the various conference themes.

iBECOME will be submitting a paper, a presentation, and a poster. The topic of our content is “An innovative modelling approach based on building physics and machine learning for the prediction of indoor thermal comfort in an office building”.

The “conference paper”, written by Giovanni Tardioli, Dimitrios Ntimos (IES) and Pierre Bernaud (CEA), presents a study of predicting thermal comfort using machine learning techniques in an office building in France based on its occupants’ feedback. It will be submitted as a non peer-reviewed technical papers (4-6 pages in length) and will be published in Open Access MDPI Proceedings. A longer version of this will be added as a publication in the Buildings peer-reviewed journal.

The poster gives an overview of the project and presents results of the 1st year, will feature in the exhibition hall, this will be accessible both physically and digitally. The presentation will be given by Giovanni Tardioli (IES), it will provide a further insight into the paper and WP1 of the project.

To find out more about the conference and to register visit https://www.sustainableplaces.eu/