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The SBE Partnership

The Sustainable Built Environment Series Partnership


The SBE Series includes four international organizations as co-owners:


  • International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB,
  • International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE,
  • United Nations Environment Programme,
  • International Federation of Consulting Engineers,


The series is organized so that the financial and organizational responsibility for each SBE event is taken by one or more local research-based organizations, while the international series owners, iiSBE, CIB, UN UNEP and FIDIC, provide strategic direction, overall planning of the series, and organizational advice. The partners have also used their networks to help ensure a large multi-disciplinary audience for the events.

The four partner organizations are represented by the following individuals:

iiSBE: Dr. Luis Bragança, University of Minho, Portugal –

CIB: Dr. Chrisna du Plessis, University of Pretoria –

UNEP: Nora Steurer, UNEP Cities Office –

FIDIC: Anders Persson –

During the period 2015 to June 2020, Nils K. Larsson (Executive Director of iiSBE) has served as coordinator for the series as a whole on behalf of all the SBE partners. As of June 2020, this role will be taken over by Dr. Wim Bakens, formerly CEO of CIB, and now a member of iiSBE, and Nils Larsson will become Senior Advisor to the SBE Series.