Sustainable Building Conference 2013

25 September, 2013 — 28 September, 2013

The SB13 Graz conference is part of a major international series of conferences that focus on sustainable building and construction. The series was launched by the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE) more than ten years ago, and these partners were subsequently joined by the Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative (SBCI) of United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC).


The series, now on a three-year cycle, has become recognized as the world’s preeminent conference series in this important field. The series consists of a first year of planning, followed by a series of regional conferences in the second year, and culminating in a global event during the third year. During 2013, Graz will be one of at least eight regional conferences, while the global conference will be held in Barcelona (SB14) .SB 13 Graz – Sustainable buildings, construction products and technology is one of the regional Sustainable Building Conferences priming the Wold Conference SB14.


We would like to inform you, that the homepage of SB 13 Graz is now online (
The SB13 Graz will take place from 25th to 28th of September 2013.

The following topic will be dealt with:


1) Blue Buildings:
• Building Sustainability Certification
• Blue- & green- / sustainable- / zero impact- / plus energy buildings
• Sustainability in Real Estate Business
• Environmental and economic performance of buildings
• Integrated Design Processes / Life Cycle Design

2) Green Products:
• Construction Products Regulation (CPR) / Certification requirements / Basic Requirement no. 7
• Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
• Innovative products / systems for sustainable buildings


3) Retrofitting/ökosan '13:
• Legal and economic frame conditions for ecological high quality refurbishment
• Life cycle perspectives in ecological high quality refurbishment
• Technologies and aspects of high quality refurbishment in nonresidental constructions
• Opportunities and potentials for energy efficient modernisation of building clusters
• Demonstration projects considering new technologies and innovative concepts for the renovation of large-volume buildings

4) Smart Cities:
• Urban Development
• Best Practices
• Mobility


Call for Papers - deadline for abstracts is 31.12.2012.

Sustainable Building Conference 2013

File attachments