Conference Central Europe Towards Sustainable Building 2010 - CESB10 took place 30th June - 2nd July 2010 on Faculty of Civil Engineering CTU in Prague. 208 papers from 38 countries were accepted to be presented at the CESB10 conference.

Scientific committee

Petr HÁJEK (CZ), Chairman
Jan TYWONIAK (CZ), Vice-chairman
Rut BÍZKOVÁ (CZ, Ministry of the Environment of the Czech Republic)
Luis BRAGANCA (Portugal)
Steve Burroughs (Australia)
Peter GRAHAM (France, UNEP)
Pekka HUOVILA (Finland)
Robert P. CHARETTE (Canada)
Nils LARSSON (France, iiSBE)
Thomas LÜTZKENDORF (Germany)
Manuel MACIAS (Spain)
Andrea MORO (Italy, iiSBE)
Aleksander PANEK (Poland)
Dušan PETRÁŠ (Slovakia)
Anton PUŠKÁR (Slovakia)
Georg W.REINBERG (Austria)
Ronald ROVERS (Netherlands)
Michael SCHMIDT (Germany)
Jiri SKOPEK (Canada)
Joel Ann TODD (USA)
Martin TREBERSPURG (Austria)
Holger WALLBAUM (Switzerland)
Zdeněk ZAVŘEL (CZ)

Sustainable building

Buildings represent an essential element of the built environment created for preserving quality of human life. Construction and operation of buildings belong among the biggest consumers of primary materials, energy resources, and environment pollutants as well. It is a well known fact that buildings in highly developed countries are responsible for about 30 or 40% of the total energy consumption and have the same share in production of carbon dioxide, waste and other pollutants. The development of new technologies and the use of progressive materials and advanced construction solutions leading to quality improvement of buildings not only in economic, but also in the environmental and socio-cultural sense, represents a huge potential for sustainable society development. The population growth, depletion of primary materials, energy and drinking water sources, deterioration of the environment (including the consequences of global warming in the form of a higher frequency of natural disasters) necessarily lead to a more intensive search for new, environmentally suitable approaches and solutions. Sustainable building offers many opportunities for significant advancement in our Central Europe region.

Conference objectives

The CESB 10 conference is a part of a 2010 international conferences series on sustainable building organized in different regions of the world. The Prague CESB10 – Central Europe towards Sustainable building conference intents to cover primarily region of Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland. Contributors from other countries are also warmly welcome. The main goal of the conference is to summarize state of the art in the region, recognize future trends and discuss possible targets for the next years.

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The Scientific Committee has obtained 210 abstracts from 38 countries.

Conference topics

  • Advanced building design
  • Integrated design, challenging strategies, case studies, urban consequences, best practices

  • Energy efficiency
  • Solar energy and sustainable building, low energy, passive and zero energy buildings

  • Material efficiency
  • Durability, reliability, high performance materials, renewable, recycled and alternative materials

  • Quality of internal and external environment
  • Functional and operational quality of buildings, indoor climate, optimization, simulation and calculation tools

  • Assessment methods
  • Sustainable buildings assessment schemes, LCA, building quality optimization tools, certification

  • Economy
  • Low-cost buildings, LCC, added value, economical benefits of sustainable buildings

  • Policy and legislation
  • Legislative support, standardization, public activities, active approach of governments and local authorities

  • Education and information
  • Education at secondary schools and universities, lifetime education, information dissemination

Czech Sustainable Building Society - CSBS iiSBE Czech

CSBS is an official representative of International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE) in the Czech Republic. CSBS is a non-profit organization founded with the aim of promoting the ideas mentioned above in the specific national conditions of CR. It manages the development and introduction of a building complex evaluation system, supports information and educational activities related to sustainable built development.

International conveners

The traditional SB conferences series are organized in cooperation with international conveners International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB) and Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative of UNEP (UNEP-SBCI).

iiSBE - International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment          CIB - International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction           UNEP-SBCI - Sustainable Building and Construction Initiative of UNEP