Our colleagues in Hong Kong have released the final version of their conference program for the global conference on sustainable built environment, being held on June 5-7. This is a major conference, with over 400 peer-reviewed papers, roundtables and technical tours.
The SBE16 Torino conference took place during the period February 17-19, as part of the international SBE series of events. The Torino conference was the second in a series of 20 events taking place this year, and can be declared to be very successful in all respects.
Although the theme (Towards post--carbon cities) was fairly specialized, about 140 delegates attended the 1 1/2 day event. The topic is consistent with the increased recent interest by researchers and EU funding programs in urban issues, especially at the small urban scale, with some extending to regional or territorial scale.
The iiSBE AGM was held in Barcelona on 27 October, the day before the World SB14 (WSB14) conference was held in the same city. Both events were solid successes.
The AGM attracted 35 members, all of whom also attended WSB14. Luis Braganca chaired the meeting, which included an annual report, a financial report and elections for the Board of Directors. The conference extended over three days and 144 separate sessions, lots of plenary lectures, exhibits, and reportedly 2300 delegates
As part of the on-going SBE Conference series, CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI and FIDIC, invite non-binding Expression of Interest (EOI) for the holding of national or regional conferences on sustainable built environment to be held in 2016. We welcome expressions of interest that include support from major professional or research-oriented organizations in the country or region.
BSA 2012 1st International Conference on Building Sustainability Assessment
Organised by: Green Lines Institute for Sustainable Development and University of Minho
Building sustainability involves various relations between built, natural and social systems and therefore comprises a complex of different priorities that require consideration at each stage of a building's life-cycle. To cope with this complexity and to support sustainability systematic, holistic and practical approaches to building design need to be developed. These approaches are aimed to support the development of a building design that achieves the most appropriate balance between the different sustainability dimensions and can be used with two different objectives: to support the sustainable building design; and to assess and recognized the efforts of the design teams in developing high-performance buildings. Building sustainability assessment methods and tools can be used since the very beginning of the design stage in order to gather and report information for decision-making during the different life-cycle stage of a building.
Thus, BSA 2012 aims to gather a large number of international academics, researchers and practitioners in building sustainability assessment, providing a innovative discussion in the field. A set of workshops on BSA tools is also being prepared.
Visit the conference website for full details about the conference scope, topics and submission procedures at:
The SBE16-17 international conference series is now underway, under the sponsorship of CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI and FIDIC.
Attached documents provide background and current status.
SBE Series Coordinator on behalf of CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI and FIDIC.