The 11th International Conference on Sustainable Development of Architecture and Environment (SuDBE2023), which was held in Espoo, Finland, on 18th August, 2023 and was co-hosted by Chongqing University and Alto University, came to an end. On nine core themes, including low-carbon green buildings that respond to climate change, air quality and healthy buildings, thermal comfort, and intelligent operation and maintenance, 180 participants from 14 different countries and regions participated in the gathering.
Technical visits were also planned as part of the conference, learning and communication on the topics of sustainable energy systems development on the campus of Alto University, the sustainable design and smart operation of commercial buildings in Rambol Valley, climate creation technologies and solutions for high-quality indoor environments by Halton Company, and architectural designs against the backdrop of climate change by Grandland Company.
Professor Liu Hong from Chongqing University and Professor Liu Meng, the conference's secretary general, shared leadership of the closing ceremony. The Best Oral Presentation and Best Poster prizes were chosen by a panel of 10 international experts who were invited to the conference, and prizes were given to 12 deserving students during the closing ceremony. 25 technical sessions chairs received host certificates at the same time as 21 volunteer students received volunteer certificates.
The University of Alto provided complete assistance and support for the successful holding of this conference. Professor Risto was given a SuDBE2023 memento by the conference's co-chairman, Professor Li Baizhan, as a token of appreciation.
The SuDBE Conference has garnered enthusiastic support from several renowned institutions, businesses, and government agencies locally and abroad since it was founded in 2003. The conference has been co-hosted three times abroad. It has grown to be both a forum for academic interaction with a global reach and a highly anticipated high-level series of international academic conferences in business. The next SuDBE conference will be held in conjunction with the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa at the end of July 2024 in Johannesburg, South Africa, as Professor Yao Runming, the chair of the Organizing Committee of the conference, announced at the closing ceremony. This will promote cooperation and exchanges with the "Belt and Road" countries in building and environmentally sustainable development.