Singapore will be host to the biennial World Engineers’ Summit – Applied Energy Symposium & Forum: Low Carbon Cities & Urban Energy Joint Conference (WES-CUE) 2017 from 18 to 21 July at the Suntec Convention & Exhibition Centre. Organised by The Institution of Engineers, Singapore (IES), the conference will be a focal point for addressing pressing global issues arising from energy- and carbon- intensive urban development, with a special focus on harnessing engineering innovations to create a sustainable, low carbon future.
Rapid urbanisation is elevating energy demand to unprecedented levels. According to the World Bank, cities consume about two-thirds of the world’s energy and account for more than 70% of global greenhouse gas emissions. WES-CUE 2017 will bring together eminent experts, renowned researchers, practitioners and policy makers to share latest research findings and engineering advancements critical for moving cities towards highly energy-efficient and sustainable practices.
For the first time, the WES series is partnering with the internationally-reputed Applied Energy Symposium and Forum series, to deliver profound and diverse technical content to multi-disciplinary engineers and scientists; energy, urban planning and environmental & water specialists; business leaders; academia and policy makers from around the world. The
conference technical committee received a record 288 technical paper abstracts from more than 35 countries in response to its call for submissions.
Some of the interesting topics for the building industry include – Enhanced bamboo composite with protective coating for structural concrete application; Overcoming Solar PV Intermittency using Demand Response Management in Green Buildings; A data mining approach to discover critical events for event-driven optimization in building air conditioning systems.
WES-CUE 2017 will address a range of critical issues with focus on six key topics: Transport, Building, Industry, Environment, Power Generation & Energy Storage and Urban Planning.
Four sustainability thought leaders will kick off the conference as keynote speakers: Ms Jean Venables, Vice President of the World Federation of Engineering Organisations (WFEO) and Chair of Committee on Engineering & Environment (CEE); Professor Lui Pao Chuen, Advisor, Strategic Planning Division, Ministry Of National Development, Singapore; Dr Liu Thai Ker, Senior Director, RSP Architects Planners & Engineers (Pte) Ltd, Singapore; and Dr Richard E. Rocheleau, Director, Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, University of Hawaii.
“WES-CUE 2017 is designed to bring delegates to the forefront of scientific research and facilitate exchange of the latest progress in urban energy systems and policy options. This year’s summit will play a major role in helping engineers, business leaders, policy makers and other professionals accelerate the transformation of cities into low carbon urban systems and move the world towards a cleaner, more energy-efficient and resilient future,” said Prof S.K. Chou, Co-Chair, WES-CUE 2017 Joint Conference.