The First International Symposium on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems


Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, PA

October 5 – 7, 2015


(1st Call for Papers)


The Steering Committee of the NSF funded Research Coordination Network (RCN) on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems (SHBE), in partnership with the Carnegie Mellon University, cordially invites you to participate in the First International Symposium on Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems (ISSHBE).


The symposium provides an opportunity to share cutting edge findings in the integration of human behavioral science, social and economic sciences with building design, engineering and metrology for better understanding building energy performance, environmental impacts and occupant comforts. The symposium will cover a wide range of topics in multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, architecture, computer sciences, construction, economics, engineering, management, sociology, psychology and urban planning. Keynote presentations, technical sessions and poster sessions will be organized. All accepted papers will be published in the symposium proceedings.


The symposium will be held in conjunction with the SHBE RCN Theme IV Workshop, Dynamic Life Cycle Assessment and Business Eco-Systems. The workshop is open to all symposium participants.

 Symposium Flyer

Important Dates


Abstract Submission: Jan 31, 2015 (not to exceed 250 words) Abstract Decision: Feb 28: 2015

Full Paper Submission: May 31, 2015


Full Paper Decision: June 30, 2015


Symposium Dates: Oct. 5 – 7, 2015


Symposium Tracks


Track 1: Human Behavior Modeling


Track 2: Social & Policy Impact on Sustainable Building


Track 3: Human-Centered Green Building Life Cycle Processes


Track 4: Sustainability Education



Contact information:

Khee Poh Lam, (Co-chair)                                                                           Tedra Kelley, (Secretary)

School of architecture, Carnegie Mellon University                                       University of North Texas                                                                            

412-268-8503                                                                                           940-565-2400

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