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The SBE Partnership

The Sustainable Built Environment Series Partnership

The SBE Series includes four international organisations 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 organisational 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. Greg Foliente, University of Melbourne –
CIB: Dr. Don Ward –
UNEP: Jonathan Duwyn –
FIDIC: Anders Persson –

Advisors: Richard Lorch (UK) –, Thomas Lützkendorf (Germany) –, and Luis Bragança (Portugal) –

Since 2015, Nils K. Larsson, Executive Director of iiSBE has served as coordinator and financial manager for the series as a whole on behalf of all the SBE partners. He can be reached at