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The PLEA2018 Special Issue at Sustainable Cities and Society was published online:


The PLEA2018 Special Issue at Architectural Science Review was published online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00038628.2021.1874713


A playlist of all video recordings of the keynotes are now available on Youtube!


Conference proceedings has been finalized with an updated ISBN (978-962-8272-36-5). Please click here to download ALL THREE VOLUMES including the table of content, or click the following links to download individual files:

  • click here for Table of Content
  • click here for Volume 1 (Long Paper - Science and Technology)
  • click here for Volume 2 (Long Paper - Design and Practice, People and Community, Education and Training)
  • click here for Volume 3 (Short Paper)

Presentation files of some of the keynote lectures are available here.

3/1/19: Click here to view PLEA 2018 photogallery

19/11/18: Conference programme has been finalized. Please click the following to see presentation schedules, presentation guidelines and oral presentation slide format:

  • click here for paper presentation schedules
  • click here for paper presentation guidelines
  • click here for oral presentation slide format

22/10/18: The result of shortlisted student teams for "Student Design Competition" has been announced. Please click here for details.

3/9/18: Early bird registration opens today. Don't miss the chance to get the lowest rate to participate the conference.

3/9/18: The result of oral presentation has been communicated to the submitting authors.

1/8/18: The submission deadline for "Student Design Competition" is now extended to 31 Aug 2018 (HKT23:59).

31/5/18: The submission deadline for both short and long paper tracks is now extended to 8 June 2018 (HKT 23:59).

17/5/18: In honor of the late Jeffrey Cook, SBSE plans to award up to four $1000 travel scholarships to support students presenting papers at the 2018 PLEA Conference. Initial application deadline is 31 May 2018. Please click here for application details.

15/3/18: The result of extended abstract acceptance has been announced.

2/2/18: Extended abstract submissions shall be under reviewed in Feb 2018 and the result of acceptance will be announced on or before 15 Mar 2018.

2/2/18: Online extended abstract submission has been closed. Thank you very much for all submission contributions.

1/2/18: Participants of PLEA2018 and SASBE2018 may wish to note:  Smart and Sustainable Built Environment Conference, Sydney, 4-7 December 2018. www.sasbe2018sydney.com

12/12/17: The Call for Extended Abstract for PLEA 2018 Conference has been extended to 31 January 2018 (HKT 23:59).

PLEA 2018 Conference in Hong Kong

PLEA stands for “Passive and Low Energy Architecture”, a commitment to the development, documentation and diffusion of the principles of bioclimatic design and the application of natural and innovative techniques for sustainable architecture and urban design.

PLEA is a renowned, highly regarded international annual conference to discuss and promote the development of bioclimatic design and the application of natural and innovation techniques for sustainable architecture and design. PLEA pursues its objectives through international conferences and workshops; expert group meetings and consultancies; scientific and technical publications; and architectural competitions and exhibitions.

Since 1982, PLEA has organised conferences and events across the globe. The annual conference of PLEA is highly regarded, attracting academics and practicing architects in equal numbers. Past conferences have taken place in United States, Europe, South America, Asia, Africa and Australia. It is the first time that the PLEA conference comes to Hong Kong. The juxtaposition of Hong Kong’s compact and high-density living and scenic countryside makes it an intriguing case of urban sustainability and climate resilience. The city’s latest Hong Kong 2030+: Towards a Planning Vision and Transcending 2030 further promotes the idea of smart, green and resilient cities, with a special focus on green buildings and blue-green infrastructure.

With the theme “Smart and Healthy within the 2-degree Limit” and four tracks of “Science & Technology”, “People & Community”, “Design & Practice” and “Education & Training”, the conference strives to address the different facets of smart and healthy living. It is the aim of the conference to bring together designers, academics, researchers, students, and professionals in the building industry in the pursuit of a better and more sustainable urban and built environment.

Official Launch

On 5 July 2017 in Edinburgh, Prof Edward Ng, PLEA President has been thrilled to announce the official launch of the 34th PLEA Conference 2018, which will take place between the 10th and 12th of December, 2018 on campus of The Chinese University of Hong Kong in Hong Kong. Don't miss the chance to be part of PLEA Conference 2018.

About PLEA, please visit www.plea-arch.org

Download conference poster, please click here.


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