The conference topics allowed delegates to increase their knowledge and skills related to climate change policies and actions, building design, renovation and retrofit issues and the performance of buildings and materials.
The conference included a series of key note speaker presentations, break-out sessions, workshops, a climate change round table debate and limited number of ‘on location’ visits demonstrating best practice.
About the SBE series
The conference was part of the International Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) Conference series established in 2000. The series operates on a three year cycle starting with a year of planning, followed by a year of national or regional conferences culminating in a single global event in year three. The series places a core emphasis on peer-reviewed papers, presentations of regional policy papers, displays of pre-evaluated projects and a small number of high-quality commercial exhibits. These events also provide fast-track inclusion of the best technical papers from national/regional conferences into the global event, as well as registration policies designed to encourage the attendance of students and delegates from developing countries.
In 2016 20 national/regional conferences took place with the World SBE17 held in Hong Kong in June 2017. In all of these conferences, one or more local research-based organisations took on the financial and organizational responsibility while the international series owners, CIB, iiSBE, FIDIC and UN Environment provided organisational advice and used their networks to ensure a large multi-disciplinary audience for the events.