The Integrated Design Process; History and Analysis

Nils Larsson, Executive Director
International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), 21 August, 2009

Abstract: The Integrated Design Process (IDP) is a method of intervention in early stages of the design process that supports the development and design team to avoid sub-optimal design solutions. IDP is not a new concept, and may in fact have been applied in the past by some design teams on an ad-hoc basis; but the formal implementation of the process is a development that has taken place over the past 15 years. This paper provides a partial history and some analysis of the characteristics of IDP.

iiSBE News for February 2011

The February issue of iiSBE update is out!
Download the attached file to read it.

Expression of Interest (EOI) issued for the conference series SB2013-14

CIB, iiSBE and UNEP have released their EOI for the next cycles of international conferences, to take place in 2013 and 2014. Responses to the EOI are due on 16 February, after which selected proponents will be asked to submit full proposals by 30 June.

The selected national and international events will be announced at the SB 2011 World SB Conference, taking place in Helsinki during 18-21 October, 2011.

Bill Porteous, coordinator on behalf of the three sponsoring organizations, has already received four responses since the release of the EOI last week.

In attachment you will find the RFP and the EOI module.

For further details, contact Bill Porteous at

iiSBE launches the 2011 edition of the Sustainable Building Challenge

Deadline postponed!

After Tokyo 2005 and Melbourne 2008, the Sustainable Building Challenge returns to Europe, hosted by the international conference SB11, held in Helsinki on the 18th - 21st October (
The third edition of the event organized by iiSBE focuses on the design challenges of all-round sustainability, opening up to all types of buildings and taking a step forward towards sustainable neighborhoods.
The best projects submitted will be invited to participate in design panels, created to show and discuss the design challenges and successes with the SB11 audience and the other panel attendees; all the selected projects will be showcased in the SBTheatre, which will feature audio and video presentations of the projects, each visible also on demand.

Attached you will find the full information on the Sustainable Building Challenge 2011, plus the Expression of Interest form, to be returned to the SBChallenge11 secretariat ( before January 28th February 14, 2011.
Please do contact us for any question.

We await your project submissions!

Giulia Barbano
SBChallenge11 secretariat

SB11 abstracts submission date postponed until 7 November 2010

World Sustainable Building Conference

18 - 21 October, 2011 Helsinki, Finland