The SBE19 Graz conference is part of a major international series of conferences that focuses on sustainable buildings 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 UN Environment, the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC).
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. In 2019, SBE19 Graz will be one of the regional conferences, while the global conference World Sustainable Built Envoronment Conference (WSBE2020) will be held in Gothenburg, Sweden in 2020.
The thematic umbrella of the WSBE2020 will be the United Nations SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS (UN SDGs). SBE19 Graz will be organized in thematic line with this conference. In addition, a focus should be put on approaches for implementation of sustainable developments. Graz University of Technology is going to host this conference in co-operation with University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna and for the first time internationally with Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and ETH Zürich.