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Welcome to NSB 2020 Tallinn, 12th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, in Tallinn, Estonia, 7-9 September 2020

NSB 2020 SUMMARY

 

All the presentations are published in E3S

NSB2020 conference was held on 7-9 September at TalTech Mektory and virtually on the event platform WORKSUP.

Please go to www.worksup.com to follow the conference. Every conference day has separate event ID:

07.09
Event ID: NSB0709
Direct link to 07.09 conference: https://worksup.com/app#id=NSB0709

08.09
Event ID: NSB0809
Direct link to 08.09 conference: https://worksup.com/app#id=NSB0809

09.09
Event ID: NSB0909
Direct link to 09.09 conference: https://worksup.com/app#id=NSB0909

 
 
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ORGANIZERS

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Jarek Kurnitski

Conference chair

jarek.kurnitski@taltech.ee

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Targo Kalamees

Scientific committee chair

targo.kalamees@taltech.ee

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Merili Deemant

Organizing committee

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Meeli Semjonov

Organizing committee

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Arranged every third year since 1987, this conference is the biggest and longest international conference in Building Physics. Organised in Nordic countries, the conference is not limited to cold climate and has grown to attract participants from all over the world so that over half of participants are from other countries. NSB 2020 Tallinn team works hard to make this event attractive both for scientists, practitioners, PhD students and other building professionals.

This is no fairytale. This is the capital city, Tallinn.

This building physics conference focuses on the heat, air and moisture transfer in buildings, and on aspects in microbiology, building services and energy performance linked or strongly interacting with building physics.

Two types of conference papers are welcomed:

  • Scientific Scopus conference papers with recommended length of 6-8 pages;
  • Technical papers not necessarily applying scientific methods, dealing with case studies, project introductions or other practical questions with recommended length of 2-6 pages.

Both types of papers will undergo the review process by the scientific committee, however with different criteria.

Scientific papers will be published in E3S Web of Conferences and indexed in Scopus and other databases including attribution of DOI Names and indexation to CrossRef®.

Building envelope systems

  • Hygrothermal performance of building envelope
  • Advanced building envelope systems
  • Air-tightness, pressure differences and air movement
  • Building materials and components
  • Climate change and climate adaptation of buildings

Fundamentals and modelling techniques

  • Heat and moisture transport
  • Moisture convection
  • Contaminant transfer (gas phase, microbes, PM etc)
  • Material properties
  • Measuring, simulation and modelling techniques
  • Outdoor and indoor climate for building physics analysis

Integrated aspects of building physics

  • Architectural design integration
  • Interaction with HVAC systems
  • Daylight and solar shading
  • Integrated BIM solutions for building physic and energy performance
  • Construction skills for building physic and energy performance
  • Passive, active and low energy buildings
  • Zero, plus-energy, and zero emission buildings
  • Historical buildings

Moisture safety, mould and dampness

  • Moisture and mould problems
  • Investigation methods of moisture and microbial damage
  • Consulting experience and practice
  • Repair methods and techniques
  • Moisture safety in design, construction, and maintenance
  • Durability of materials and structures
  • Retrofitting and conservation of buildings

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline for abstract submission:
September 30, 2019

Notification of abstract acceptance:
October 31, 2019

Conference registration opens:
November 1, 2019

Paper submission deadline:
March 31, 2020

Camera-ready revised final paper:
April 30, 2020

Early bird registration deadline:
June 28, 2020

Conference dates:
7 – 9 September, 2020

MONDAY 07.09.2020

1

Berit Time

SINTEF, Norway

Climate adaptation of wooden buildings – risk reduction by moisture control

2

Staf Roels

University of Leuven, Belgium

Thermally upgrading our existing building stock: possibilities and limitations of interior insulation

TUESDAY 08.09.2020

3

Kristina Mjörnell

RISE, Lund University, Sweden

Moisture safety control methods for design and construction of buildings

4

Jan Carmeliet

ETH Zürich, Switzerland

Multiscale zoom into moisture sorption and fluid transport: a step towards design of new porous materials?

WEDNESDAY 09.09.2020

5

Miia Pitkäranta

Vahanen, Finland

2010-2020 – What’s new in Building Microbiology?

6

Mark Bomberg

McMaster University, Canada

Journey of Building Physics: major developments in the last 70 years

INSTUCTIONS FOR AUTHORS

Instructions for long virtual presentations and reminders for a successful video call

Instructions for short virtual presentations

For information: we will not have a separate conference proceedings on the conference webpage.

 

CONFERENCE FEES

VIRTUAL NSB2020 TICKETS

Registration fees
Early bird fee
Standard fee
Until June 28, 2020
From June 29, 2020
Virtual presenting author
200€
250€
Virtual regular participant
150€
200€

LIVE (ONSITE) NSB2020 TICKETS

Registration fees
Early bird fee
Standard fee
Until June 28, 2020
From June 29, 2020
MAIN PACKAGE
Live regular participant
540€
576€
Live PhD student
300€
336€
Live one day package
240€
300€
ADDITIONAL EVENTS
Gala Dinner
66€
66€

The registration fee for the live NSB2020 covers admission to all sessions, coffee breaks and lunches. Please note that VAT 20% is included in the registration fee.

Payment, cancellation and upgrading terms:

  • The registration and fee payment deadline for corresponding authors: 28 June 2020.
  • Each paper has to have at least one paying author.
  • The registration of participation is binding.
  • The registration and fee payment deadline for others: 24 August 2020.
  • It is possible to upgrade virtual conference participation to live conference until 24 August 2020. When you want to upgrade then please write a request to nsb2020@taltech.ee.
  • The participation fees are owed upon registration and are payable within 7 days following submission of the registration (but not later than 24 August 2020).
  • If you have to cancel the registration, you get 80% back until 30 days before the start of the event (till 8 August 2020).
  • If you have to downgrade your live conference ticket to virtual conference ticket, you get 80% back from the differece until 30 days before the start of the event (till 8 August 2020).  When you want to downgrade then please write a request to nsb2020@taltech.ee.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations and for ticked downgrades made after 8 August 2020 and for no-shows
  • Participation is not guaranteed until full payment of the registration fee is received.
  • When we need to cancel the live conference and conference will take place only virtual, then we will refund the difference between the virtual and live ticket fee.

PROGRAMME & SOCIAL EVENTS

To attend the full conference with minimum stay, we recommend to arrive to Tallinn on Sunday, September 6 evening and to leave on Wednesday, September 9 evening.

Detailed conference program with titles of presentations can be found here:

MONDAY
7 September

Time
Session I
Room:
Videal ScreenX Hall
Session II
Room:
Chinese Garden
Session III
Room:
Samsung Digital Academy
Session IV
8.30
Registration
9.00

9.30
Opening and welcome
9.30

10.30
Plenary I
10.30

11.00
Tea & coffee break
11.00

12.30
Interior insulation
Climate change and buildings
Cooling and overheating
12.30

13.30
Lunch
13.30

15.00
Moisture modelling
Air leakage
Indoor climate
15.00

15.30
Tea & coffee break
15.30

17.00
Moisture performance of structures
Multidimensional modelling,
Thermal bridges
Ventilation performance
17.00

20.00
Free time
20.00

23.00
Conference dinner at Tallinn Teacher’s House (Raekoja plats 14, Tallinn)

TUESDAY
8 September

Time
Session I
Room:
Videal ScreenX Hall
Session II
Room:
Chinese Garden
Session III
Room:
Samsung Digital Academy
Session IV
Room:
Officebytes
8.30
Registration
9.00

10.30
Plenary II
10.30

11.00
Tea & coffee break
11.00

12.30
Moisture safety and CLT
Hygrothermal boundary conditions
Heating, DHW
NERO workshop
12.30

13.30
Lunch
13.30

15.00
Material properties measurement
Historical buildings
Passive, active and nZEB buildings
Hygrothermal and Airtightness of lightweight metal constructions workshop
15.00

15.30
Tea & coffee break
15.30

17.00
Moisture measurements
Renovation of buildings
Architectural aspects

WEDNESDAY
9 September

Time
Session I
Room:
Videal ScreenX Hall
Session II
Room:
Chinese Garden
Session III
Room:
Samsung Digital Academy
Session IV
Room:
Officebytes
8.30
Registration
9.00

10.30
Plenary III
10.30

11.00
Tea & coffee break
11.00

12.30
Microbial damage
Advanced building envelope
Building energy performance assessment based on in situ measurements (including IEA Annex 71)
What is needed to optimize energy in housing
12.30

13.30
Lunch
13.30

15.00
Moisture damage and durability
Facade and window design
Energy performance of buildings
15.00

15.30
Tea & coffee break
15.30

16.30
Closing sessions

SOCIAL EVENTS INCLUDE

Conference dinner at Tallinn Teacher’s House

Address: Raekoja plats 14, Tallinn

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For useful advice and inspiration on Tallinn’s top attractions, activities, events, and places to eat and drink, check out the city’s official tourism portal, visittallinn.ee, or follow @VisitTallinn on social media

VENUE & TRAVEL​

The conference venue is Innovation and Business Center Mektory (Raja 15, Tallinn) in Tallinn University of Technology.

TalTech is the only campus-type university in the Baltic countries and one of the most compact university campuses in Europe.

TalTech virtual tour

Google Maps

Mektory is located in Raja 15, Tallinn. Free public transport will be provided between Tallinn City Centre and conference venue.

We have reserved a limited amount of rooms for the NSB 2020 participants in the following hotels. Please book your stay at a special rate directly with the hotel using the promotional code.

Academic Hostel

Academic Hostel

L`Ermitage Hotel

l'Ermitage Hotel

Metropol SPA Hotel

Park Inn by Radisson Meriton Conference Spa Hotel

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Tallink Spa & Conference Hotel

Tallink Spa & Conference

Tallink Express Hotel

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Learn more about Estonia and what it has to offer:

Tallinn University of Technology

Center of Excellence in Zero Energy and Resource Efficient Smart Buildings and Districts (ZEBE)

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Please see the list of SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE

Past

Conferences

NSB has been arranged every third year since 1987, making this conference the biggest and longest international conference in Building Physics. Organised in Nordic countries, the conference is not limited to cold climate and has grown to attract participants from all over the world so that more than half of participants have been typically from other countries.

Lund 1987

Trondheim 1990

Copenhagen 1993

Espoo 1996

Gothenburg 1999

Trondheim 2002

Reykjavik 2005

Copenhagen 2008

Tampere 2011

NSB 2020 TALLINN, @Tallinn University of Technology, nsb2020@taltech.ee