Request for Expressions of Interest to hold national or regional conferences on Sustainable Built Environment in 2019

As part of the on-going SBE Conference series, CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI, FIDIC and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) invite non-binding Expression of Interest (EOI) for the holding of national or regional conferences on sustainable built environment to be held in 2019. We welcome expressions of interest that include research-based organizations in a leadership role and also support from major professional associations in the country or region.

Swedish proposal selected for WSBE2020 conference

The next global conference in the SBE series WSBE2020 conference will be held at Chalmers University in Gôteborg, Sweden during 9-11 June 2020.

The selection was made at a meeting in Paris on 24 April by representatives of the five SBE partner organizations, CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI, FIDIC and the Global Alliance for Building and Construction. Six organizations expressing interest in being considered were invited to submit detailed proposals, and four did so.

iiSBE Newsletter for 27 April published

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The Asia Carbon Footprint Network seminar

KEITI, the Korea Environmental Industry and Technology Institute is hosting this event with UNESCAP in Seoul on May 25th. The Seminar will focus on the application of information on environmental performance, and how to use EPDs in building assessment schemes.

A CO2 budget to stay below 2ºC

Three of our academic members have produced a report that addresses the question of what the implications are for the built environment to keep climate warming well below 2 degrees.

The report (attached) is the beginning of a project that will collect explorations in CO2 emissions from iiSBE members. It is not about politics, or economics, but just an exploration of the remaining the CO2 budget (which is now below 800 Gt CO2-e) that remains to keep us below the critical threshold of 2ºC,, and what can be done to prepare the built environment for a very low on-going CO2 operational mode.