The iiSBE Newsletter for October is available

Our newsletter for October 2015 is now available for downloading.


UPDATE: iiSBE short survey for COP21

UPDATE: We have completed the pilot survey and you can download a copy of the report.

iiSBE staff have developed a survey in anticipation of the COP21 meetings in Paris. iiSBE has no official status at that huge and important event, but we will have some access to the outer circle of civil society groups.

The purpose of the survey is to solicit views from our key members and contacts on the possible measures that could be implemented in their regions to reduce the impact of the built environment on climate change. The results will be analyzed and a short report prepared during November.

Malta SBE16 conference

Researchers and professionals are invited to submit abstracts until the 31st July 2015 to present theirr work at the SBE16 Conference in Malta. Visit for further information. The event forms part of the 2016 International Sustainable Built Environment Conference Series convened under the auspices of the four international organizations: iiSBE, CIB, UNEP-SBCI and FIDIC.

SBE16_Malta will be the first international conference addressing a Sustainable Built Environment in the Mediterranean Region.

SBE16 Torino, Towards Post-Carbon Cities

The SBE16 conference that will take place in Torino during 18-19 February 2016, is focused on a shift towards post-carbon cities.
This event, sponsored by the City of Torino, CESBA, and the FASUDIR project, and organized by iiSBE Italia and DIST - Politecnico di Torino, has a number of interesting features. As with other SBE16 events, the series sponsors are CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI and FIDIC.

One of these is free admission to all sessions for students, including PhDs, free public admission to the opening plenary, and a low 200 Euro standard delegate fee. Another unusual aspect is that authors will present drafts of their papers at the conference, and a subsequent discussion period with the audience will lead to a revised paper that will be due one month after the conference.

Update for Dublin SBE16 on Sustainable Fire Engineering

This conference will deal with subjects that are not usually part of a sustainable building agenda, and will deal with effective fire safety in sustainable buildings. The event will be held during 6-8 April 2016 and abstracts are due before 25 September 2015. For information about the conference and on submitting abstracts, go to: