“ENERGY in BUILDINGS” is an International Conference that will take place for the eighth consecutive year. It brings together Engineers, Architects, Stakeholders, Academia and Professionals of different disciplines that contribute and advance the state of art of the built environment. The Conference will host accepted papers and posters as well as presentations and workshops of invited speakers. There is no conference registration fee. The official language of the Conference is English.

The conference will take place on Saturday September 28, 2019 at the Wyndham Grand Athens Hotel, Megalou Alexandrou 3, Plateia Karaiskaki, Athens.

All interested authors are invited to submit papers to be considered for presentation in the International Conference “ENERGY in BUILDINGS 2019”. Submitted contributions should be original research papers, not submitted or considered for publication elsewhere.

Authors should submit an abstract of no more than 400 words by May 27, 2019. If accepted, full papers will be due July 22, 2019. A typical manuscript is limited to 10 pages.
For additional information follow this link.

The Deadline for Abstract submission has been extended until June 17, 2019.

1 – Abstract template is available here
2 – Paper template is available here
3 – Poster template is available here

In order to be informed of the speakers and their presentations follow this LINK.
In order to be informed of the speakers and their presentations follow this LINK.

Timetable at a glance.
Thursday September 26, 2019:
—>Region XIV – CRC2019 Technical Courses
Friday September 27, 2019:
—>Region XIV – CRC2019 Technical Program
—>Region XIV – CRC2019 Nominating, Planning
—>“Energy in Buildings” Technical Program
Saturday September 28, 2019:
—>Region XIV – CRC2019 Training-Workshops
—>Region XIV – CRC2019 Business Session
—>“Energy in Buildings” Technical Program
—>“Energy in Transportation” Technical Program
Sunday. September 29, 2019:
—>Region XIV – CRC2019 Chapter Operations
—>Region XIV – CRC2019 Business Session

In order to be informed of the latest timetable for all events follow this LINK.
NOTE changes to the timetable may occur.

In order to register follow the link below. There is no registration fee for “Energy in Buildings” & “Energy in Transportation” but you must register in order to attend the conference.

NOTE: In order to attend ASHRAE Region XIV Regional Chapter Conference (CRC2019), September 26-29, 2019, business and technical sessions, a paid registration is now open. Follow this link.

September 28, 2019


Darryl Boyce

President, ASHRAE

Welcome speech

Dr. Konstantinos A. Balaras

Director & Regional Chair, ASHRAE Region XIV

Welcome speech

Dimitris Charalambopoulos

Conference General Chair, ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter. RMCR ASHRAE Region XIV

Welcome speech

Georgios Pantelidis

President, ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter

Welcome speech

Dr. Drury B. Crawley

Bentley Fellow/Director, Building Performance Research, Bentley Systems, Inc.

Special Session - RESS
Big, Smart, and Everything: Data, Technology, Buildings, Cities, and the IoT

Dr Sani Dimitroulopoulou

Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist – Indoor Environments, Air Quality and Public Health, Public Health England

Special Session - RESS
A Holistic View of the Health and Wellbeing Benefits from Providing Quality Indoor Environments: Public Health Perspective

Dr. Thomas M. Lawrence

Professor of Practice, College of Engineering, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Special Session - RESS
Resilience in Building Design to Support a Sustainable Society

Dr Heleni Pantelidou

Civil Engineer PhD, CEng MICE, Associate Director, Regional Sustainability Skills Leader at Arup, London, United Kingdom

Special Session - RESS
Resilient and Sustainable Development:  How could Cities Function within the Planet’s Safe Operating Space

Dr. Elefterios Bourdakis

European Commission Policy Officer on Energy Efficient Buildings at DG RTD

Horizon Europe and a New Way to Build



Dr. Marcello Aprile

Researcher, Politecnico di Milano, Italy

Research and Innovation in 
Thermal Storage and Plus 
Energy Buildings

Heat4Cool: Smart Retrofitting of Heating and Cooling Systems in Buildings

Prof. Dr. Luis Coelho

Assistant Professor at the Mechanical Engineering Department of Escola Superior de Tecnologia of Polytechnic Institute of Setúbal

Research and Innovation in 
Thermal Storage and Plus 
Energy Buildings

Thermal Energy Storage an Overview of one Advanced System Based on the European TESSE2B Project

Prof. João Francisco

Mechanical Engineer, Coordinator Professor


CFD Simulation on PCM Charge and Discharge Process Applied to Compact Hybrid Thermal Storage Technologies





Dr. Niki Gaitani

Senior Researcher & Project Manager, at the Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

Research and Innovation in 
Thermal Storage and Plus 
Energy Buildings

Sustainable Plus Energy Neighbourhoods-syn.ikia H2020 project

Tasos Tsitsanis

Electrical and Computer Engineer, MSc in Energy and Environmental Management

Research and Innovation in 
Thermal Storage and Plus 
Energy Buildings

EXCESS (Energy fleXible user-CEntric poSitive houseS) H2020 Project

Dr. Konstantinos A. Balaras

Mechanical Engineer, FASHRAE, Research Director, Institute for Environmental Research & Sustainable Development, Group Energy Conservation, National Observatory of Athens

CESBA MED Sustainable MED Cities 



Popi Droutsa

Research Assistant, Institute for Environmental Research & Sustainable Development, Group Energy Conservation, National Observatory of Athens

CESBA MED Sustainable MED Cities 

Ioannis Lappas

Director of the Market Segment of Building Service, WILO

Efficient HVAC installations by handling the medium according to VDI 2035, using pressure keeping, sludge removal and degassing systems

Dr. Thomas M. Lawrence

Professor of Practice, College of Engineering, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA

A Brief Look at IgCC and Standard 189.1


Jose Castilla

Mech Engineer, LEED AP, Director of Cundall

Sustainability beyond Energy Efficiency. Healthy Buildings – WELL Certification

Henrick Clausen

Director, Fagerhult Lighting Academy

The Balance between Visual Comfort and Energy Effiency

Popi Droutsa

Research Assistant, Institute for Environmental Research & Sustainable Development NOA

Energy Benchmarking of Hellenic Non-Residential Buildings


Ioannis Lappas

Director of the Market Segment of Building Service, WILO

Chilled Water Air Conditioning Loops and the Role of Pumps in the Primary and Secondary Loops

Karine Leblanc

Mechanical Engineer, HVAC sales engineer

Everyone Communicates, Few Connect

Frank Mills

Mechanical Engineer, Principal, Frank Mills Consulting Ltd

Net Zero Hospitals


Richard H. Rooley

Consulting Engineer, FREng FASHRAE, ASHRAE Presidential Member

Sublime chaos in construction: Each profession and trade as a strange and dominant attractor

Andres Sepulveda

Chemical Engineer IFL MBA, Madrid Politechnic University, Commtech Commissioning Services CEO, Madrid, Spain

Commissioning: Best Practice to Deliver Fit for Purpose Buildings 

Borja Gómez Martín

Project Director, IDOM

BERONIA Winery in “La Rioja”. Thermo activation of the building’s structure as an essential part in the wine production process


Sergio Arús Gutiérrez

MSc. in Sustainable Energy Engineering, IDOM

BERONIA Winery in “La Rioja”. Thermo activation of the building’s structure as an essential part in the wine production process

Emiliano Pellis

Mechanical Engineer, Export Area Manager, CLINT / G.I. INDUSTRIAL HOLDING SpA

Low GWP Refrigerants for NEW Chiller Generation

Spyridon Kousouris

Civil Engineer, Project Manager at Suite5 Data Intelligence Solutions Ltd., Limassol, Cyprus

Towards the Definition of a BIM based Framework for Efficient Renovation in Buildings

Eirini Kontopoulou

Architect Engineer N.T.U.A., Student of Lighting Design MA, Hellenic Open University, School of Applied Arts, Patras, Greece

Psychological Impact of Lighting in Living Conditions

Aikaterini Mavrouli

Physicist, M.Sc., Postgraduate Student at Laboratory of Stream Boilers and Thermal Plants, NTUA

Techno-Economic Assessment of a Solar Electric Cooling/Heating System in Europe

Athena Sivi

Electrical & Computer Engineer A.U.Th, HVAC Senior Engineer at SIVIS-KLIMATISTIKI, Thessaloniki, Greece

Light Qualities in Ancient and Modern Times: A Creative Comparison as Visual Prism at Contemporary Lighting Systems Design

Eleni Patroni

Architect Engineer (MArch D.U.Th), Lighting Designer 

Lighting Design for the Visually Impaired

Lia Michali


Light Games with Textiles and Printed Boxes, Light Art and Celebration

Prof. Dr. Maria Taxiarchou

Assistant Professor,  School of Mining and Metallurgical Engineering, NTUA, Athens, Greece

Lightcoce Project: Building an Ecosystem for the Up-Scaling of Lightweight Multi-Functional Concrete and Ceramic Materials and Structures

Dr. Alexios Papacharalampopoulos

Electrical & Computers Engineer, PhD in Computational Mechanics, MSc (c) in Lighting Design

Defining Spectral Bands for Assessing the Impact of Lighting on Health and the Environment

Mikaela D. Detsi

Undergraduate student, School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens

Energy Analysis of Thermochromic and Electrochromic Windows in an Office Building with a Solar-Assisted Heat Pump System 

Vasiliki Kyriakou

Dipl. Architect Engineer, MSc. Energy systems, MSc. Environmental Planning, PhD c. Department of Civil Engineering, DUTh

Shelters for Monuments: Contribution to Sustainable Management and Future Heritage Preservation

Prof. Dr. Ioanna Symeonidou

Dipl. Architect Engineer, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University of Thessaly

Biomimetic Principles for Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Jörg Scherrer

Mechanical Enigneer FH, EMBA, Product Manager at Belimo Automation AG, Hinwil, Switzerland

Intelligent Control Valves for HVAC Systems

Dr Panos Kosmopoulos

PhD Architect Engineer N.T.U.A, M.Sc. Surrey U., f. Director, Laboratory of Environmental and Energy Design of Buildings and Settlements, D.U.TH.

A Panhellenic Social Survey (2018-19) Regarding the Quality of Life, Energy Needs and People’s Attitudes Towards R.E.S.

Νikolas Bamplenis

Urban and Planning Engineer, Department of Urban Planning and Regional Development Engineering University of Thessaly

Bioclimatic Design & Cities

Ioannidis Petros

Regional and Planning Engineer

Bioclimatic Design & Cities

Christos Pagkalos

Research Assistant in Energy and Environmental Research Laboratory, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens 

Design of thermoplastic tanks for thermal energy storage applications using Finite Element Analysis

Leonidas Zarzoulas

Student of “Lighting Design” MA, School of Applied Arts, Hellenic Open University of Patras

The Effect of Lighting on Visually Impaired People in the Public Transportation Areas

Dr. Dimitris Panopoulos

A Utility-Oriented Architecture Towards their Business Transformation in an Energy-as-a-Service Framework

Panagiotis Chatzitsakyris

Architect, Post-doctoral researcher AUTh

EventMode: A Computational Design Tool for Integrating Human Activity Data within Early-Stage Daylight Performance Evaluations

Prof. Dr. Dimitrios Koubogiannis

Associate Professor, Department of Naval Architecture, School of Engineering, University of West Attica, Athens, Greece

Embodied Energy of Building Materials in Hellenic Dwellings: Quantifying the Effect of Construction Date

Prof. Dr. Argyro Dimoudi

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Engineering, Democritus University of Thrace, Greece

The Energy Performance of Hospital Buildings in Greece – Towards Zero Energy Buildings

Ioannis Konstantaras

Research Assistant in Energy and Environmental Research Laboratory, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens 

Validation of a Control Algorithm for the Efficient Charging of PCM Energy Storage Tanks using an Emulation Platform

Christina Skandali

Dipl. Architect Engineer, MSc Light & Lighting

Lighting Workshop: Architectural Lighting Design Principles 

Chrysa Politi

MSc Mechanical Engineer, Researcher at National Technical University of Athens

An Empirical Methodology for Rating Building Thermal Mass as Energy Storage System

Dimitris Mantelis

MSc. Mechanical Engineer, Junior Researcher at National Technical University of Athens

Integration of Innovative BIPV Solutions on Micro CHP Plants

Dr. Konstantinos Kollias

Geologist M.Sc., Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering (NTUA)

An EU Interministerial Action for Supporting Consumers to Compare the Prices of Alternative Fuels