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Submission Details


Authors are invited to submit 200-300 word abstracts and indicate the topic area from technical paper session topics appropriate for their paper. Submission link through EasyChair coming soon!

  • May 15, 2021 - Abstract Submission Deadline
  • May 30, 2021 - Abstract Acceptance Notification
  • September 1, 2021 - Full Paper Submission Deadline
  • October 30, 2021 - Full Paper Acceptance & Review Comments Notification
  • November 30, 2021 - Final Paper Deadline for Inclusion in the Proceedings
  • January 10, 2022 - Presentation Only Submission Deadline
  • January 10, 2022 - Poster Only Submission Deadline

Conference Topics

Abstracts can be on all aspects of residential buildings, including the following topics with some examples in parentheses.

  • High-Performance Building Analysis & Design (BIM, Energy Efficient Components & Systems, BIPV, Passive House, IAQ, Smart Homes)
  • Disaster-Resilient Residential Design (Fire Protection, Temporary Housing Post-Disaster, New Designs & Retrofits)
  • Community-Scale Design & Construction (Aging-in-Place, Affordable Housing, Rural Housing)
  • Design, Construction, & Evaluation of Building Enclosures (Building Science, Testing & Simulations, Green Roofs, Innovative Systems)
  • Construction & Material Innovation (Modular, 3D-Printing, Sustainable Materials & Methods, Bio-Based Materials)
  • Education (Tools & Methods, Design Competitions)

Submission Options

Full Paper Submissions

  • Authors of accepted abstracts for full paper submissions will submit their full papers for review and comments by the International Scientific Committee for inclusion in the Conference Proceedings. The Conference Proceedings will be an edited document with an ISBN number and will require the authors of the papers to transfer copyright to the PHRC for its publication.

Presentation Only & Poster Only

  • Submissions Rather than full papers, authors of accepted abstracts for PowerPoint presentations only or Poster only submissions must submit their PowerPoint presentation or Poster by the deadline listed below for distribution at the conference. However, these submissions will not be considered as part of the Conference Proceedings but will later be made available on the PHRC website.

Delivery Options

At the time of abstract submission, submitters will indicate which submission and delivery options (listed below) that they would prefer. All conference submission materials will be received through EasyChair conference management software.

  • Presentations: Those accepted to deliver their submissions via Presentation will have 20-30 minutes for a PowerPoint presentation on their paper and must bring their presentation to the conference on a USB flash drive.
  • Posters: Those accepted to deliver their submissions via a Poster must bring their printed poster with them to the conference. Mounting will be provided at the conference.
  • Proceedings Only: Authors may choose the Proceedings Only option to include their paper in the Conference Proceedings. This option does not include a Presentation or Poster and does not include admission to the conference.

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Conference Topics

  • High-Performance Building Analysis & Design
    • Building Information Modeling (BIM) Application in Residential Construction
    • Building Performance Assessment/Metrics/Verification Methods and Occupant Behavior
    • Energy Efficient Building Components and Systems
    • Indoor Air Quality
    • Passive House Design & Retrofit
    • Smart Home Technologies, Design & Construction
    • Building Integrated Photovoltaic Systems
    • Net-Zero Energy Homes
  • Disaster-Resilient Residential Design
    • Fire Damage & Protection
    • Serviceability & Life Safety Damage Aspects
    • Temporary Housing for Disaster Situations
  • Community Scale Design & Construction
    • Aging-in-Place and Senior Living Housing
    • Low-Income and Affordable Housing
    • Rural Housing Materials & Construction
  • Design, Construction, & Evaluation of Building Enclosures
    • Building Science Related Testing & Simulation
    • Innovations in Green Roofs & Façade/Envelope Systems
    • Innovative Wall, Floor, Roof, Window, & Siding Systems
  • Construction & Material Innovation
    • Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing of Homes
    • Bio-based Material for Residential Construction
    • Innovations in Modular & Manufactured Housing
    • Innovative & Emerging Housing Construction Methods/Systems
    • Panelized Building Components
    • Sustainable Housing Construction Materials & Methods
  • Education
    • Educational Tools & Methods for Residential Design & Construction
    • Student Design Competitions


The Pennsylvania Housing Research Center serves the home building industry and the residents of Pennsylvania by improving the quality and affordability of housing.

We conduct applied research, foster the development and commercialization of innovative technologies, and transfer appropriate technologies to the housing community.

Pennsylvania Housing Research Center

219 Sackett Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2341

Fax: 814-863-7304

E-mail: phrc@psu.edu