Theme 3 Resource Efficiency for Smart Cities
The third training programme was held between 4 and 15 September 2018 at the University of East London. The training theme has been Resource Efficiency for Smart Cities. The aim of the programme was to promote sustainable and efficient urban development in diverse geographical and socio-cultural settings. The programme incorporated state-of-the-art case studies of smart buildings and cities to illustrate the resource efficiency approaches to design cities with minimal environmental impacts. The programme also emphasised technological innovations for smart cities and buildings.
The training sessions comprised lectures, workshops and specialist software advanced training; Integrated Environmental Solutions (IES-VE). Invited experts from UK Green Building Council, XCO2 and the Building Research Establishment (BRE) joined UEL and UoS academics in delivering workshops and site visits. Informative site visits showcasing smart building design in the UK was integrated. Those included a visit to BRE Innovation Park, The Crystal: A sustainable cities initiative by Siemens, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and Kings Cross Development to appreciate smart cities design by resource efficiency. The second conference for Sustainable Design of the Buit Environment has been integrated into the training programme as an opportunity for the participants to engage in a lively and wide knowledge platform.