Update on conditions for SBE17 Expressions of Interest

The four international co-promoters of the SBE conference series have agreed to relax a requirement related to the timing of the proposed SBE17 global conference. Instead of limiting the dates of the event to Q3 or Q4 of 2017, proposals for Q2 are now also welcomed.

Nils Larsson, series coordinator

Launch of the 2016-2017 cycle of international conferences on Sustainable Built Environment

The next cycle of conferences on sustainable building will consist of national or regional events in 2016, followed by a global conference in 2017. For this cycle, the international co-promoters have decided that a more appropriate title for the series is Sustainable Built Environment (SBE), rather than the Sustainable Building title used so far. This shift is a more appropriate reflection of the fact that we wish to cover small urban issues as well as building-scale concerns.

iiSBE provides donation for Typhoon Hayian recovery

The iiSBE Board authorized a contribution of $1000 CAD to go to efforts in the Philippines to recover from the recent typhoon in late November. Greg Foliente, who knows the region well, suggested that Habitat for Humanity would make good use of the money. Below is the acknowledgement from Habitat for Humanity.

iiSBE members are eligible for a free copy of a major IEA publication

We are happy to be able to offer a free PDF copy of a major new IEA publication titled Transition to Sustainable Buildings -- Strategies and Opportunities to 2050, which would normally cost 80 Euro. If you are interested in receiving the PDF please respond to and we will then verify your membership and then send you an invitation to share the IEA document in our DropBox, where you will find the 23 MB document and the password. Please note that the IEA requires that the document should only be available to bona fide iiSBE members, so please do not pass this on to non-members.

iiSBE-related meetings in Paris 22 to 26 November 2013

Several iiSBE-related meetings that took place in Paris, during the period 22 to 26 November. Events included Eye on Community Sustainability and Resilience Special Initiative Coordination Meeting, a meeting with international co-promoters (CIB, UNEP-SBCI, FIDIC and iiSBE) of the SB conference series, and a two-day technical symposium sponsored by Green Building Performance Network (GBPN) and UNEP-SBCI.