Energy and environment concerns have been
ranked among the top problems facing society
for the next 50 years, of which buildings are a
major factor. This is because buildings use a
significant portion of electricity and thermal
energy, and the conversion of primary energy to
electricity and thermal energy accounts for a
large portion of greenhouse gas emissions.
Energy is used to maintain comfortable and
healthy environments in buildings, although
such environments are difficult to achieve.
Indeed, reports of building related symptoms
and health complaints have been increasing.
This conference is organized to provide a
platform for discussing energy and
environmental issues and for initiating
collaboration among building engineers,
environmental scientists, architects, facility
managers, and policy makers. The objective for
the conference is to provide a forum for
discussion that addresses the challenges and
opportunities we are facing, while enabling
collaboration that encourages the participants
from both developed and developing countries
to work together to solve the most critical
This first International Conference on Building
Energy and Environment (COBEE) will be held
in Dalian, which is a scenic, coastal city in
Welcome to charming and beautiful Dalian!
here to download COBEE 2008
Final Program as pdf (1.4M)