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Sustainable Places International Conference 2016 leverages the success of three successful editions in 2013, 2014 and 2015 held throughout Europe. This fourth gathers scientists, researchers, and engineers, from research institutes and the industry, around one of the greatest challenges that our societies have ever faced: facilitating innovative solutions for renovation and new construction to ensure the long-term environmental sustainability of ever-growing, densifying urban areas, in a resource-constrained world.

To tackle this issue, the SP’16 conference advances the state of the art in energy efficiency at building, district and city levels. To this end, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), along with other key research domains (energy, materials, methods and practices, etc.) were at the core of the conference.

As usual, the Sustainable Places event will encourage networking and clustering among projects funded in the framework of the FP7 and H2020 EeB PPP. On this occasion, participants will have the opportunity to assess innovative initiatives, access up-to-date information, discuss market trends and envision possible synergies.  Key stakeholders from the energy efficiency value chain have already expressed their interest in joining the event.  An attendance of ~150 international participants was achieved

From June 29 to 30, thematic sessions and workshops took place. An exhibition (table-top exhibits made available at no cost to any participating organisation) was arranged in the same venue. On July 1, a FASCINATING LIVE DEMO AND PILOT SITE VISIT OUTING was organised and it as well as the full event proceedings shall be reported on briefly in paper format.


Please note


  • CfP deadline: 15-May
  • Author Acceptance: 20-May
  • Early-bird deadline: 30-May
  • Full papers due: 15-Jun
  • Event date: 29-Jun to 1-Jul
  • Camera ready paper: 15-Jul (beginning August)




All papers presented in Sustainable Places 2016 will be published in the conference proceedings with ISBN and made available to all delegates. Selected papers will be considered for a special edition of the Journal for ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES (ISSN 2345-0282). The ESI journal author template is available here: TEMPLATE OF a PAPER to ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES, and more details on paper requirements are on the author instructions page.


Technical Program Committee & ESI Journal Editorial Board

  1. Sylvain Robert – French Alternative Energies Commission (CEA), France
  2. Germain Adell – Nobatek, France
  3. David Fuschi – BRIDGING Consulting Ltd., UK
  4. Stijn Verbeke – Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO NV), Belgium
  5. Belén Gómez-Uribarri Serrano Acciona, Spain
  6. Carlos Bárcena – Dragados, Spain
  7. Freek Bomhof – Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research (TNO), The Netherlands
  8. Johan Desmedt – Flemish Institute for Technological Research (VITO NV), Belgium
  9. Maja Skrjanc – Jožef Stefan Institute, Slovenia
  10. Andrea Michiorri – MINES ParisTech, France
  11. Lola Alacreu Garcia – GrupoETRA, Spain
  12. Lena Kitzing – Technical University of Denmark (DTU), Denmark
  13. Ali Vasallo Belver – Cartif Technology Centre, Spain
  14. Régis Decorme – Center for Science and Technology in Buildings (CSTB), France
  15. Edoardo Patti – Polytechnic University of Turin, Italy
  16. Ilias Lamprinos – Intracom Telecom Solutions, Greece
  17. Nikolaos Kontinakis – EUROCITIES, Brussels
  18. Wolfgang Birk – Luleå University of Technology, Sweden
  19. Matija Vajdić – Energy Institute Hrvoje Požar
  20. Rubén García Pajares – Cartif Technology Centre, Spain
  21. Rizal Sebastian – DEMO Consultants, The Netherlands




The event took place at the Allée du Parc Montaury in Anglet, France – 64600 ANGLET (Université de Pau et du Pays de l’Adour UFR de Sciences et Techniques de la Côte Basque)

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SP2016 Accomodations list Anglet-Biarritz

more info on SP’16 in historic Basque Country


Supporting organisations


Unknown-1 Co-funded by the 7th framework programme of the European Union under GA #314671 & #609154


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