Accepted Abstracts


See below for a list of selected accepted abstracts for ICEC 2021.

Please note: this list is not comprehensive, a full list of abstracts will be published in the forthcoming conference programme.

Cities and infrastructure

  • Estimating embodied emissions of concrete and steel in an excavated rail station
  • To what extent has the climate emergency strategy adopted by Southampton City Council met the objectives set for it?
  • A review of the existing planning tools for calculating the embodied emissions of transport infrastructure. The case of Aurora and Maple pedestrian tunnels in Toronto.
  • Pedestrians’ thermal comfort within the Coventry city centre: Planning for 2021 outdoor activities
  • Integration of industrial and urban symbiosis from renewable energy perspectives
  • Review of struggling secondary high streets across the UK, pre and post COVID
  • Embedding improved health outcomes through inclusive transport networks
  • Transforming a city centre park to a citizen centric support space
  • A methodology for optimising electric vehicle charging, ensuring access to all citizens – a case study in Winchester District, UK
  • Developing a universal robust regional environmental assessment platform at the city and organisational level
  • Forecasting future demand and constraints in an already constrained network in Ventnor, Isle of Wight.
  • Options for future residential land use in the Oxford-Cambridge Arc.
  • Distribution patterns and predictive model of solar radiation in urban street canyons with panorama images

Smart cities and data

  • The London solar opportunity map
  • Data driven anomaly detection in office environmental measurements
  • Tools for transparency and reproducibility in ‘big’ data driven energy demand research: case-studies of open data, open code and open science
  • Investigation and evaluation of energy consumption for office buildings in Vietnam
  • Analysis and evaluation of CT transformation error for non self-contained smart meters installed in smart cities
  • Tools for transparency and reproducibility in ‘big’ data driven energy demand research: case-studies of open data, open code and open science
  • Utilising consumption data to refine energy strategies for KSA building stock
  • The operational cost of infrared thermographic detection of faulty photovoltaic solar modules using deep learning
  • Resilient cities in the 21st century: effectively responding to natural disasters using artificial intelligence and computer vision technology
  • Integration of computational technology for decision making on sustainable urban renewal practice in Famagusta, Northern Cyprus
  • Multivariate monthly water demand prediction using classical, ensemble and gradient boosting tree-based machine learning techniques

Energy and net zero carbon

  • Emission characterisitcs of compression ignition (CI) engines running on waste cooking oil based biodiesel-nano additive blends
  • A zero-carbon heating strategy for new housing developments along the Cambridge-Milton Keynes- Oxford arc
  • Climate change and the renewable energy transition in Africa : can Ghana learn from Kenya?
  • Life Cycle assessment applied to a Chinese building in Tianjin and international comparison
  • Isle of Wight energy autonomous community
  • Optimized battery thermal management system using PCM composites- forced convection: experimental and numerical investigation
  • Peak load shaving with building integrated PV systems serving cooling loads in Saudi housing sector
  • Impact of phase change material on air conditioning loads in buildings in KSA
  • Pathway to net zero through local housing authority building refurbishment and energy provision
  • Alternative storage approaches to reducing air conditioning load in middle eastern buildings
  • Energy consumption of system-built versus cavity wall construction in the social housing sector
  • Comparative analysis of electricity consumption profiles in high density cities: a comparison of Portsmouth UK and Xi’an, China
  • Car parking spaces can contribute to electrical power generation in cities
  • Potential of energy efficiency improvement among listed buildings – a case study in Winchester District, UK
  • Seeing the light: the impact of a programme of energy efficient lighting upgrades on the electricity consumption of households in South East of England
  • Comparing EPC modelled energy use with real consumption in domestic buildings
  • Simulation of integrated systems : a first contribution towards a techno-economic assessment tool for multi-energy systems
  • The contribution of decentralized Pphotovoltaic systems to energy poverty alleviation in La Pila, Slp, Mexico

Energy, behaviour and wellbeing

  • High electrification rate but energy-poor populations: The rural electrification landscape in isolated off-grid island communities in the Philippines
  • Static and dynamic setpoint optimization in residential heat pumps based on learned user behavior
  • Energy-saving health reform of sub-healthy living environment after the intervention of new energy – Taking a university dormitory in Wuhan, China as an example
  • The impact of thermally compliant buildings on the winter indoor comfort of occupants in cold semi-arid climate: validated and simulated cases
  • Eliminating the imbalance of daylighting caused by occupant behaviour via multilevel controlled shading system in open office
  • Assessment of environmental comfort in educational buildings. Case study in the north of Spain in winter conditions.
  • Simulating the consequences of a real time carbon tax at the city and neighbourhood scale
  • Efficient modeling framework of urban heat island effect and generating hourly weather data for outdoor comfort assessment: A case study of Shenzhen
  • Energy messaging and personality traits influence on green investment: An online face to face focus group approach
  • Understanding personality traits in affluent, highly educated owner occupier UK households to tailor energy efficiency measures offered by energy retailers
  • The influence of personality and energy literacy on a households stated acceptance of heat deferral
  • Sources, behaviour and mitigation strategies influencing indoor air quality
  • Evaluating occupant perceptions of their presence and energy-use patterns in shared office spaces
  • An educational awareness program to reduce energy consumption in public institutions: The case of the French Social Security
  • Shadows of COVID 19 on the residential architecture and neighborhoods in cities: rethinking the home design as a living space in Ontario