The Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference is gearing up to welcome some of the best in sustainable design at the Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles from July 11-13th. PLEA is a non-profit organization engaged in a worldwide discourse on sustainable architecture and urban design through annual international conferences, workshops and publications. It has a membership of several thousand professionals, academics and students from over 40 countries. This year’s edition, with the theme Cities, Buildings, People: Towards Regenerative Environments is organized by Cal Poly Pomona, the University of Southern California and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.
Authors from all continents will be presenting 285 papers in 42 sessions and five conference tracks: Strategies, Tools and Simulation Methods, Passive Strategies for Resilient Cities, Carbon Neutral Design, Sustainable Design Education and Regenerative Design. We also have a very special group of key note speakers lined up including Thom Mayne, Bob Berkebile, Shawn Gehle, Ed Mazria, David Hertz, Larry Scarpa and Angela Brooks, Michael Lehrer, and Matt Petersen Chief Sustainability Officer of the City of Los Angeles. More information on the keynotes is available here:http://www.plea2016.org/keynote.html
We are also providing art & architecture tours and workshops before and after the conference. Workshops include DIVA & daylighting, IESve, HDR photography, and the 2030 palette to design net zero energy buildings.