Home Call for papers Important dates Committees Venue Contact

Welcoming message

Following the SBE16-Thessaloniki conference, SBE19-Thessaloniki “Sustainability in the built environment for climate change mitigation” attempts to address a large palette of issues concerning sustainability and consider their interrelation with regard to climate change.

The previous experience of the organizers, as well as the favorable weather conditions, the city’s and the country’s hospitality and Thessaloniki’s historical background create the environment for a successful event.

The conference is organized by the Laboratory of Building Construction and Building Physics, Department of Civil Engineering, School of Engineering Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and is part of the SBE18-20 Conference series.

The SBE18-20 Conference series

The Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) conference series which began in 2000, operate on a three year cycle and now include five international organizations as co-owners:

  • International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction
  • (CIB, www.cibworld.nl)
  • International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE, www.iisbe.org)
  • United Nations Environment Programme, www.unenvironment.org
  • International Federation of Consulting Engineers, www.fidic.org
  • The Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (Global ABC)

The conference series place 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.

Twenty national/regional conferences took place in 2016 and a World SBE17 conference took place in Hong Kong during 5-7 June 2017. Fifteen organizations have proposed to hold regional conferences during 2018 and 2019, and a global event is planned for Gothenburg in 2020.

In all of these events, one or more local research-based organizations have taken financial and organizational responsibility while the international series owners, iiSBE, CIB, UN Environment and FIDIC, have given organizational advice and have used their networks to help ensure a large multidisciplinary audience for the events.

Conference topics

The conference topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Climate change: status, adaptation and mitigation strategies,
  • Energy and environmental performance of buildings and built environment,
  • Zero energy - emissions - lifecycle emissions buildings,
  • Renovation and upgrading of buildings and urban areas,
  • Environmental performance assessment of buildings and built environment: methods, tools and certification schemes,
  • Policies, regulations and standards,
  • Economic and social issues,
  • Education,
  • Building Physics

Papers Publication

The submitted abstracts and full-papers will be double-blind peer reviewed by the members of the scientific committee.

All accepted papers will be published in IOP Conference Series Journal: Earth and Environmental Science on a gold open access basis included in Scopus.

Additionally, selected papers presented at the conference will be proposed for publication in scientific journals, after significant revision and peer-review.

Important dates

Abstract submission
December 21, 2018
Full Paper submission
April 15, 2019
Εarly bird registration
June 30, 2019


Call for papers: Abstract submission December 21 2018


Aristotle University of Thessaloniki

Technical sponsors