SB13 Graz - Sustainable Building Conference

25. - 28. September 2013
Graz University of Technology
Graz, AT

The conference is part of a major international series of conferences that focus on sustainable building and construction.


Insitute of Technology and Testing of Building Materials of Graz University of Technology in co-operation with AEE - Institute for Sustainable Technologies

Content Description

The Sustainable Building Conference 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 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 in 2014.


Conference Topics - Call for Papers

Blue Buildings

  • Building sustainability certification
  • Zero impact- / resource efficient / plus energy / low engergy buildings
  • Sustainability in real estate business
  • Life cycle sustainable assessment (including SLCA)
  • Integrated design processes / life cycle design
  • Environmental and economic performance of buildings

Green Products

  • Construction Products Regulation (CPR) certification requirements / basic requirement No. 7
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
  • Innovative products / systems for sustainable buildings

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

Smart Cities

  • Urban development
  • Best practices
  • Mobility


  • Abstract Submission: February 1st, 2013
  • Full Paper Submission: May 1st, 2013
  • Early Bird Registration: June 30th, 2013

Contact Address

SB13 Secretariat

Graz University of Technology & AEE INTEC
Inffeldgasse 24/I
A-8010 Graz, Austria