Report from the Symposium on Net Zero Built Environment

The final report for the Smart Net Zero Resilient Buildings and Communities Symposium, held in August 2015 in Montreal, is now available. The event was organized by the Concordia Centre for Zero Energy Building Studies (CZEBS) and was co-sponsored by APEC and iiSBE.

The Symposium consisted of two workshops on August 20 and 21, with nearly 70 speakers and delegates from 16 countries all affiliated with the Smart Net-zero Energy Buildings Strategic Research Network (SNEBRN), the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization (APEC) and iiSBE. The Symposium was co-chaired by Dr. Andreas Athienitis and Dr. Bruno Lee.

You can see all the details in the downloadable file.


The iiSBE Newsletter for October is available

Our newsletter for October 2015 is now available for downloading.


ÖGNB joins iiSBE

The Österreichische Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (AKA the Austrian Green Building Council) has become a chapter of iiSBE. This step is welcomed by iiSBE President Luis Braganca as signaling that participation in iiSBE can be complementary to membership in the World Green Building Council (WGBC). The Spanish GBCe is also a member of both global networks.

For further information contact Peter Wallisch at office@oegnb.net, or Nils Larsson at larsson@iisbe.org.

iiSBE group in Florida holds a Net Zero symposium

A symposium on Net Zero buildings was held on 6 and 7 March in Gainesville Florida. The event was organized by Dr. Charles Kibert, who heads the Powell Center for Construction and Environment at the University of Florida. Professor Kibert was supported in the organization by Dr. Robert Ries, Director of the Rinker School of Construction Management at the university, and was given much organizational support by Lantz Holtzhower, who is completing his Ph.D.at the university.