The European ALiance for Deep RENovation in buildings kicks off!

    The Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (CSTB), founding member of the Sustainable Building Alliance is coordinating ALDREN, a H2020 new European project bringing together 8 partners around the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme as backbone along the whole deep renovation process. IVE, also a Sustainable Building Alliance member, is part of the consortium and coordinating the communication actions. On 20 and 21 November 2017, the official launch of the ALDREN “ALliance for Deep RENovation in buildings implementing the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme” project was held in Paris. Focusing on creating a common language between technical experts and financial …

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    Framework of indicators for sustainable buildings: Level(s)

    Introducing Level(s): a common language for sustainable buildings To improve sustainability and drive market demand for better buildings, a new open source assessment framework, Level(s), has been developed by the European Commission in close collaboration with stakeholders including Skanska, Saint-Gobain, Sustainable Building Alliance and Green Building Councils. Level(s) is a voluntary reporting framework that has a broad potential for use by building sector professionals across the EU.  It is not a new standalone building certification scheme, nor does it establish performance benchmarks, but rather links the individual building’s environmental impact with resource priorities at European level. “Level(s) is a key …

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    SB Alliance workshop at CLIMA2016

    Context The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) is the main legislative instrument at EU level to achieve energy performance in buildings. The EPBD (article 11-9) requires the Commission to adopt, in consultation with the relevant sectors, a voluntary common European Union certification scheme (VCS) for the energy performance of non-residential buildings. Multinational property owners and developers, financial institutions (including UNEP-FI) and building professionals are demanding international standardisation and uniform conditions in energy performance certification in order to enhance the comparability, transparency, coherence, reliability and accuracy in the Union. The VCS under preparation will be the first common scheme based …

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    VCS community

    All stakeholders interested in the VCS project are invited to join the community created on Construction21. After creating your account you will be able to access all relevant documents, minutes, agenda, working documents.

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    Meet us at Clima2016!

    SB Alliance is proud to invite you to the workshop on the VCS project and its latest report, taking place on May 24th at 3 pm in Clima2016 in Aalborg, Denmark, organised by REHVA. All details on the workshop here.

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    Involvement of Sustainable Building Alliance in the VCS (voluntary certification scheme) project

    The European Commission launched a call for tender to work out the technical development and the operational requirements of the VCS. A consortium headed by the Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment (CSTB) (project leader), with the contribution of Sustainable Building Alliance (BRE, DGNB, CSTB, IVE) and Bureau VERITAS was awarded. The project started at October 2015 and will end October 2016. A first workshop took place in Paris on January 14 and the SB Alliance members discussed the conclusions on January 15 during the VCS steering committee meeting. SB Alliance, as member of the VCS steering committee, check and …

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    French executive summary available!

    Click on the picture to read the French summary of the study entitled “sustainability thresholds generating value”. [EDIT 13 Jan] the summary has been unpublished on January 13th due to minor mistakes and will be re-uploaded very soon. [EDIT 27 Jan] the summary is back!

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    New SB Alliance report ! Sustainability thresholds generating value

    Discover the latest SB Alliance publication on green value, following the 2012 “Green impact” report. Download the report by clicking on the picture.


    New comparison study on HQE, LEED and BREEAM

    Discover the report international environmental certifications for design and construction of non-residential buildings – the positioning of HQE certification relative to BREEAM and LEED – publication made by France GBC with ALTO Ingénierie, company specialised in energy and environmental performance of buildings and territories.

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    Guide of Strategies for Urban Regeneration

    Discover the guide developed by SB Alliance Spanish member IVE.

    The main goal of this Guide is to provide urban managers with a useful tool to be used in the formulation of comprehensive proposals for integration in the existing city. Additionally, this document facilitates the approach to the most extended tools for urban land assessment, provides recommendations to be taken into consideration within these processes and documents a series of exemplary cases (Good Practices).

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    Green building in France

    Discover the environmental certification barometer developed by Green Soluce in partnership with France GBC. This second edition will give you all the French green building trends of the non-residential sector, with figures on HQE, LEED and BREEAM.

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    Updated LEED statistics

    Click here to access the graph.

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    Italian tool Protocollo ITACA

    Protocollo ITACA is now the Italian standard for building assessment. Based on SBtool, Protocollo ITACA exists for residential buildings and will be extended progressively to offices, retail, industrial buildings and schools. The Italian team participated in previous SB Alliance work. Download the Protocollo ITACA methodology (in Italian) here

  • Overview

    Overview of BREEAM, HQE, DGNB certified buildings in m²

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    LEED projects in our member countries

    LEED statistics on projects amount (registered and certified) in our SB Alliance member countries: UK, France, Germany, Czech Republic, Spain and Brazil.