Excellent primer on climate change

We have recently come across a high-quality and primer on climate change, published by the SBC Energy Institute in Gravenhage, the Netherlands. The FactBook is date October 2015, so it is quite up to date, and it covers all major issues related to climate change within its 75 pages. Go to or download the file here.

Happy New Year from iiSBE staff.

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.


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 www.sbe16malta.org 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.