Sustainable Built Environment 2016 Conference in Toronto: Call for Papers

Toronto joins 20 international cities hosting SBE conference series, which culminate in the global World Sustainable Built Environment (WSBE) Conference in Tokyo in 2017. Toronto is proud to host the exclusive SBE2016 North American conference.


Sustainable Buildings CanadaiiSBE Canada and international partners, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) and The International Council for Building and Construction (CIB) are the hosts of SBE2016Toronto.

Topics at SBE16Toronto will be diverse and engaging, including building resilient communities, strategies for regenerative and restorative development and changing paradigms: transitioning from “doing less harm to doing more good”. 

Rich technical content, policy and best practices in design and construction are hallmarks of SBE conferences, including peer-reviewed papers, regional policy papers, presentations of pre-qualified projects and limited high-quality commercial exhibits. Read about the exciting featured speakers confirmed for SBE16Toronto!

The Call for Technical Papers is open until October 20.  Read more, download call for paper documents, and submit an abstract here.

SBE events provide a fast-track inclusion process of the most highly regarded technical papers from the SBE conferences into the WSBE global event in 2017.


Read more & submit an abstract


Plan to attend SBE16TorontoSeptember 19-20 2016

Plan to attend SBE2016 in Toronto September 19-20, 2016 and join the international network of thousands of sustainability professionals who are shaping sustainable development around the world.

Delegate registration launches January 1 2016.

Read about the conference venue right in the heart ofmulticultural Toronto, where delegates are offered a preferred conference participant hotel room rate.

Visit the event website or sign up for the SBC newsletterfor additional information including important dates leading up to the conference.

On behalf of Sustainable Buildings Canada and iiSBE Canada, we look forward to seeing you at SBE 2016 Conference of the Americas at the Toronto Marriot Downtown Eaton Center on September 19 & 20 2016.

“I have always found your conferences to promote a “can-do” mentality, where you highlight initiatives that are happening “on-the-ground,” which is really the best way to promote implementation of policies that we have in our provincial documents.”
Sybelle von Kursell, MURP, MCIP, RPP
Team Lead, Community Planning and Development, Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, Municipal Services Office – Central Region

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