The Second International Conference on Building Energy and Environment

August 1-4, 2012

Boulder, Colorado

07-19-2012COBEE2012 Conference Program (final version) is released
07-12-2012COBEE2012 Tentative Program is released
05-12-2012Transfer of Copyright Agreement
05-04-2012Deadline to submit full paper is extended to May 31, 2012. No paper can be longer than 8 pages as required by the conference committee. Authors need to consider removing less important information from the submission.
04-02-2012Registration is open
03-15-2012Two-week extension on full-paper submission:
According to the request of COBEE 2012 participants, a 2-week extension on submitting full-paper is offered. The new deadline to submitt the full paper is March 30, 2012
01-16-2012COBEE 2012 full-paper template
01-10-2012Keynote speakers for plenary session are invited; workshop topics are proposed
12-8-2011Tentative Conference Schedule is released, poster session is removed.    Download here
12-1-2011Two-week extension on abstract submission:
According to the feedback from COBEE 2012 participants, the Committee would like to offer a 2-week extension on submitting abstract. The new deadline to submitt the abstract changes to December 16, 2011
9-9-2011First Announcement and Call for Abstracts   Download here
9-1-2011COBEE 2012 one-page template

Welcome to COBEE 2012!
Energy and environment concerns have been ranked among the top problems facing society for the next 50 years, of which buildings are a major factor. This is because buildings use a significant portion of electricity and thermal energy, and the conversion of primary energy to electricity and thermal energy accounts for a large portion of greenhouse gas emissions. Energy is used to maintain comfortable and healthy environments in buildings, although such environments are difficult to achieve. Indeed, reports of building related symptoms and health complaints have been increasing.
The first International Conference on Building Energy and Environment (COBEE) was held in Dalian, China in 2008, with about 400 participants. Building upon the success of the first conference, the 2012 conference aims to provide a platform for discussing energy and environmental issues and for initiating collaboration among building engineers, environmental scientists, architects, facility managers, and policy makers. The conference will provide a forum for discussion of the challenges and opportunities the international community faces, while enabling collaboration that encourages the participants from both developed and several of developing countries to work together to solve the world's most critical problems.

COBEE 2012 will be held in beautiful Boulder, Colorado.  Located in the Front Range at the edge of the Rockies, Boulder is a vibrant and exciting city with access to hundreds of outdoor recreation activities, fantastic dining options, and an involved and passionate local community that is dedicated to the responsible and effective use of renewable energy and green building practices.  Boulder location near  millions of acres of National Forest and National Parkland, the world renowned National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and the Renewable and Sustainable Energy Institute (RASEI), have secured Boulder as a vital hub for environmental and energy related activity in the United States.  An average of 300 days of sunshine provide visitors to Boulder with plenty of opportunities to take advantage of miles of hiking and biking trails that are found in the city’s popular Open Space area.  Nearby Denver offers visitors to Boulder access to even more fine dining, evening activities, and world-class museums and attractions...

Theme: Showcase of global building energy and environment
Time: August 1st to 4th, 2012
Location: Boulder, Colorado


  1. Building energy demand and energy performance of buildings, systems, and components
  2. Passive heating, passive cooling, and renewable energy for buildings
  3. Indoor and outdoor air quality, thermal comfort and health impact related to built environment
  4. Indoor and outdoor acoustic comfort and noise control
  5. Indoor and outdoor lighting, lighting control, and visual comfort
  6. Ventilation, infiltration, and air distribution
  7. Sustainable and advanced built environments
  8. Advanced or innovative HVAC&R systems and system components
  9. Advanced or innovative building envelopes and materials for energy conservation and indoor environment improvement
  10. Intelligent buildings and advanced control techniques
  11. Computer tools and experimental techniques for assessment of building energy and built environments
  12.  Integration of technologies and tools for building design and operation
  13. Public policies related to building energy and environment
  14. Retrofit and optimal operation of the building energy systems

  • Abstract Submission deadline: December 16, 2011
  • Notification of Abstract Acceptance: January 15, 2012
  • Full Paper Submission Deadline: May 31, 2012
  • Notification of Paper Acceptance: June 15, 2012
  • Papers in Final Format: June 30, 2012
  • Registration Open: January 15, 2012
The abstract template is available for download. All abstracts must be submitted electronically by email to:

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