Event - 10th International Conference on Energy and Sustainability
- Energy Efficiency
The changes required to progress from an economy mainly relying on hydrocarbons to one taking advantage of sustainable renewable energy resources require considerable scientific research, as well as the development of new technology and design of energy systems. Energy policies and management are of primary importance to achieve sustainability and need to be compatible with recent advances in energy production and distribution.
In many cases, the challenges lie as much in the conversion from renewable (wind, solar, etc.) to useful energy forms (electricity, heat, fuel) at an acceptable cost that includes the possible damage to the environment as in the integration of these renewable forms of energy into the existing infrastructure.
The diverse topics covered by the conference often require the collaboration between different disciplines in order to arrive at optimum solutions; they include studies of energy networks, new energy resources, materials, storage solutions, waste to energy processes, smart grids and many others.Particular emphasis in ESUS 23 will be given to sustainability performance of buildings which is highlighted in a recent EU initiative called Level(s). A special session is planned that would provide a forum for research on the evaluation of sustainable buildings, as well as the policies aimed at a building stock and its resilient built environment within the framework of the circular economy in Europe.