Back to list

Sustainable Built Environment D-A-CH Conference 2019

The Sustainable Built Environment D-A-CH Conference 2019 (SBE19 Graz) will take place from the 11th to the 14th of September 2019 at Graz University of Technology. With close to 200 scientific presentations, well-known keynote-speakers and an Exhibition, the Conference offers countless opportunities to learn more about sustainable built environment and to connect with experts in their field.

About the Conference

The SBE19 Graz conference is part of a major international series of conferences with focus 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) two decades ago. These partners were subsequently joined by the Sustainable Building and Climate Initiative (SBCI) of UN Environment and the International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC). The series now runs on a three-year cycle and has become recognized as the world’s preeminent conference series in this field.

Topics of the Conference

The topics focus on buildings, building design, cities, processes and products. Additionally, an entire day (11 September) is reserved for discussing the UN Sustainable Development Goals and their implementation in the construction sector. The program is further enhanced by Special Sessions and Special Fora, which look into more specific subjects.

Keynotes and Speakers

  • Climate change – what are the implications for the built environment? Prof. Dr. Diana ÜRGE-VORSATZ, Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University, Budapest; Vice Chair of Working Group III of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

  • Supporting, Claiming, Informing: Construction Policy against the Background of Climate Change; MinDirig Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Lothar FEHN KRESTAS, head of the department of Building, Construction Industry and Federal Buildings at the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community

  • Sustainability Assessment of Buildings in the focus of EU-Taxonomy for Sustainable Financing; Ursula HARTENBERGER, RICS Global Head of Sustainability.

  • Building Related Environmental Impacts – the Hidden Aspect; Dr. Peter HOLZER, Institute of Building Research & Innovation ZT GmbH

  • SBE19 Graz Highlights; Richard LORCH, Editor in Chief Journal Buildings & Cities

  • From challenge to mission – make sustainable cities a reality; Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Wallbaum, Chalmers University of Technology

Registration Details

Participants can register until 15 August 2019 via the conference website, where they can also find the detailed conference program, Information on fees and discounts, as well as on accommodation.

See also the Conference Folder for more Information.