Welcome to GBEM 2018

The 2018 International Conference of Green Buildings and Environmental Management (GBEM 2018) will be held on Aug. 23-25, 2018 in Qingdao, China. GBEM 2018 concentrates on green buildings for experts and scholars in the corresponding fields. GBEM 2018 aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of advanced functional materials. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of green buildings and environmental management.
   GBEM 2018 aims to presents a collection of high quality research articles and presentations that address broad challenges on both theoretical and application aspects of green buildings. We invite colleagues to contribute original research articles as well as present the latest research outputs that will stimulate the continuing effort on the application of green buildings.
 
Qingdao, located in the southeast part of Shandong Province, is a beautiful seaside city with clear air and enchanting sea view. This city, bordered by the Yellow Sea on two sides, has the largest bathing beach in Asia and produces the mellow Qingdao Beer. To the east of the city, a short distance across the Yellow Sea, lie Korea and Japan, making the city an important port for international trade.
   For thirty-three years, up to 1949, Qingdao was a colony of Germany. Thus, it has a great deal of European architecture. This foreign architecture -a remnant of the colonial past- now beautifies this seaside city.
   The red roofs, green trees, blue sea, and azure sky form a bright and colorful picture of Qingdao. The city is sometimes known as the Switzerland of the Orient.
Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Qingdao attracts many tourists with its charming seascape. Sights like the Eight Passes Villas, Wusi Square, the Zhan Bridge, Mt. Laoshan, No.1 Bathing Beach, Badaguan Scenic Area will help you remember the city. Just walking on the sand and listening to the surf breaking on the beach becomes enjoyable.
   Qingdao offers food with distinctive flavors--especially seafood. So take this chance to enjoy the delicious seafood. Also, the city is the home of the famous Qingdao (Tsingtao) Beer. Have a bottle of pure Qingdao Beer right here!
   The Qingdao Municipal Government recognizes the importance of the tourism industry and has further plans to develop the local tourism. To enhance the tourism industry, the city now sponsors the Qingdao International Beer Festival, the Qingdao International Sea Festival, Beach Culture Festival, the Sea Affection Festival, and the Summer of Qingdao Festival.


Organizers
                  

The University of Auckland,  Qingdao Science and Technology Association       Qingdao Society of Civil and  
           New Zealand                                                                                  Architectural Engineering


Important dates
 
Paper submission deadline:  July 31,2018
Paper acceptance notification date: About 2 weeks after submission 
Final paper submission deadline: Aug. 15, 2018 
Registration Deadline:  Aug. 23, 2018 
Conference Date:  Aug. 23-25, 2018 










Keynote Speakers
Prof. Kenji OGINO,
Tokyo University of
Agriculture and Technology, Japan
Prof. Shih-Chieh Lin,
National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
Prof. Dong Bok Lee,
Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea