Two special issues of Building Research and Information

iiSBE partner BRI journal has just published two special issues:


BRI special Issue: Deconstruction, demolition and destruction
Guest editors: André Thomsen, Frank Schultmann, Niklaus Kohler
BRI July-Aug 2011 vol 39-4

BRI special issue:Motivating stakeholders to deliver environmental change
Guest editor: Raymond J. Cole
BRI Sep-Oct 2011, vol 39-5

38th IAHS World Congress on Housing Science 2012, April 16-19, Istanbul, Turkey

Organised by:
International Association for Housing Science, USA, www.housingscience.org

Co-organised by:
Istanbul Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, www.itu.edu.tr

Main theme:
Visions for the Future of Housing: Mega Cities

Subthemes:

  • Innovative design
  • Innovative construction schemes
  • Innovative financing systems
  • Effective management for housing projects

Important dates

  • Abstract submission: August 15, 2011
  • Acceptance of Papers: October 1, 2011
  • Final Paper Submission: January 1, 2012
  • Congress: April 16-19, 2012

For further detail see attached 2nd Call for Papers or visit congress website at www.iahshousing2012.itu.edu.tr.

August 2011 iiSBE Update

In the attached August 2011 update you will find the following information:

Three iiSBE Meetings linked to the SB11 World Conference:

  • Focused workshop on SB assessment methods and tools
  • Sustainable Building Challenge
  • Annual General Meeting

SB travels in Germany

Preliminary selection of the site for the SB14 World Conference, and review of proposals for SB13 national conferences

Special Issues from BRI

Buildings and Construction as Tools for Promoting More Sustainable Patterns of Consumption and Production

The March 2010 issue of SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INNOVATION BRIEFS, published by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), is based on the work of the Marrakech Task Force on SBC.
This brief report, which was compiled by Kaarin Taipale, is an introduction to the concept of Sustainable Buildings and Construction, and includes references to policy tools to promote it.
The publication can also be downloaded at:

http://www.un.org/esa/dsd/resources/res_pdfs/publications/ib/no9.pdf

Research Design for the Study of Passivhaus Modernisation Processes & Technologies: The RENORD Project

Attached a paper by Inge Vestergaard and David Benjamin. It was presented at the 2010 Nordic Passivhouse conference and deals with Passivhaus type Renovations of Existing Buildings.