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:

Zurich SBE16 extends abstracts deadline

The deadline for the abstract submission for the SBE16 Zurich conference has been extended until the 1st of August 2015. The conference takes place from 15-17 June 2016 at the ETH Zurich and focus on system thinking in the built environment. Workshops will be conducted before the conference (on the 13th and 14th). If you want to propose one, the deadline for application is the 15th of November 2015.

An update on the SBE16/17 conference series

It is about time to provide an update on the status of the SBE conference series. As most readers of this website are aware, the series is managed by CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI and FIDIC and operates on a three-year cycle. This year has a focus on planning, while next year will feature at least 19 and probably 20 national events, to be climaxed in 2017 by the World SBE conference in Hong Kong. The attached file provides a current overview of the situation.

Euro-ELECS takes place 21-24 July

We bring you a final reminder that the Euro-ELECS conference will take place in one week in Guimaraes, Portugal (usually reached via Porto). This event will bring together a number of researchers, primarily from Brazil and Portugal, for several days of intense presentations and discussions over three days, followed by one day of technical visits.

The conference will include presentations by well-known European speakers, including Miguel Almado, Augusta Hermida, Manuela Almeida, Ronald Rovers, Thomas Luetzkendorf, Petr Hajek. Non-European speakers will include Cristina Engel de Alvarez and Miguel Sattler from Brazil, Tatsuo Oka from Japan and Nils Larsson from Canada.

This is an excellent program and there is still time to register. Registration to Euro-ELECS 2015 is available at