Workshops & Events

Events Overview


Upcoming Events:

Workshop on Data-Driven Health & Wellbeing in the Built Environment Amidst Climate Change: Aligning Future R&D Efforts

This NSF-funded workshop will be held at the University at Albany, Albany, NY, on July 18 and 19, 2024. Participants will discuss potentially impactful research topics cutting across climate change and extreme events, built environment design and engineering, and built environment exposome, particularly the role of data-driven technology in this context. Specifically, the workshop will focus on supporting the development of advanced data analytics for decoding the impact of extreme heat events at all levels. The workshop will align future R&D efforts on the specific topic of data-driven well-being in the built environment in a changing climate.


The 3rd Pacific Rim Thermal Engineering Conference

The 3rd Pacific Rim Thermal Engineering Conference will be held at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu, Hawaii between December 15 – 19, 2024. Details on the conference and publication requirements can be found here.

The conference is jointly organized by the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME), the Korean Society of Mechanical Engineers (KSME), and the American Society of Thermal and Fluids Engineers (ASTFE).

Call for Papers


Past Events:

IERS Center Summer Workshop 2024

On May 25, 2024, the Center for Integrated Modeling for Energy, Resiliency and Sustainability at Cleveland State University hosted a summer workshop for teachers themed “How to Prepare K-12 Students for a Pathway to Modeling and Simulation Skills.”


9th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference

The 9th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference organized by ASTFE will be held at Oregon State University between April 21 – 24, 2024. Details on the conference can be found here.

Students from the third cohort of the Leadership Program in Built Environment Sustainability (CLDBES) will be there to present their projects in a poster session. For more information on the program, click here.


JESBC Special Issue Health Well Being

ASME Journal of Engineering for Sustainable Buildings and Cities

Special Issue on Advanced Data Analytics and Technologies for Decoding Human Health & Well-being in Built Environments



The Leadership Program in Built Environment Sustainability (CLDBES)

Applications for Year Three of Center Leadership Development in Built Environment Sustainability (CLDBES) program are now open. You must be a graduate student with U.S. citizenship or U.S. permanent resident to apply. For more information click here.

Students from the second cohort presented their research at the 8th Thermal and Fluids Engineering Conference organized by ASTFE. Their presentation and projects were evaluated through a unique “Sustainability Tank” alike format by the ASTFE professionals.  This project explores an open organization model, which combines the strength of industry professionals and academia — ultimately maximizing student research possibilities and creates a strong foundation for industry networking for future professional transition post-graduation. A diverse set of stakeholders in this project allows for all aspects of the socioeconomic population to participate, and potentially encourage underrepresented populations to get involved.


IEA Annex 79 Events


UK Workshop for Biosensing-Enabled, Wellbeing-Centric Sustainable  Built Environment Ecosystems:


Workshop Information

Post-workshop publication

Date: October 27-28, 2022

Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham, UK



SHBE Virtual workshop

Date: October 9, 2020

For more details please visit SHBE Virtual workshop or contact workshop chair, Dr. Amirhosein Jafari (


Working Group Meeting at Cleveland State University

Washkewicz College of Engineering, Monday December 9, 2019

Cleveland, Ohio


Big Data Analytics: Wellbeing-Centric Human-Building Ecosystems Workshop
University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Monday July 22 – Tuesday July 23, 2019

Workshop Information


RCN-SEES-SHBE: Predictive Modeling Network for Sustainable Human-Building Ecosystems International Workshop Series:

International RCN-SHBE Singapore- Workshop January 28-29, 2019

International RCN-SHBE Beijing Workshop: Sep 28-30, 2017


Continental United States workshop series:

Urban Sustainability Policy and Governance Workshop: April 15 – 16, 2019

CMU RCN-SHBE Workshop 8: May 17-18, 2018

Workshop 7 (Theme VII): June 5-6, 2017

Workshop 6 (Theme VI): Sept 30 – October 1, 2016

Workshop 5 (Theme III): May 19-20, 2016

Workshop 4 (Theme IV): October 7, 2015

1st SHBE Symposium (ISSHBE): October 5-6, 2015

2nd Annual RCN Retreat: August 27-30, 2015

Workshop 3: April 2-3, 2015

1st Annual RCN Retreat:  August 29,2014

Workshop 2: May, 27-28, 2014

Workshop 1: Mar. 18-19, 2014

Summary of Breakout Sessions for Workshop 1Working Group Meeting