The CESBA movement started in 2011 when actors from different EU projects found that the high number of building assessment systems in Europe were leading to proliferation, confusion among the actors and to a very fragmented sustainable construction market.
The idea of promoting a framework on assessment buildings emerged during the Energy World Cafe in Lyon, in June 2012. To reach this goal, the representatives of the EU projects were contacted to share and work on this goal. First results were shared during a common meeting in Brussels, and based on the work of the French representatives, who met several times during this period; a general framework and different concepts were discussed and accepted.
The common vision was born, and a statement was released in July 2012.
To share this vision and to disseminate these results, to start the work with the EU commission, the first CESBA conference in Brussels was organized on 10th October 2012, and the website launched.
After the launch of the idea several institution were interested to know more about the initiative. Partner began to present CESBA on various occasions.
Then in April 2015, the CESBA Association was founded.
Main steps of the overall history of CESBA process:
|| Lyon/ ENERBUILD conference - different ways of ecological building assessment
|| Barcelona/ IRH-Med conference - different ways of ecological building assessment
|| Lyon/ ENERBUILD meeting - Idea “New common European directive / framework on assessment of buildings” and common conference in Brussels
|| Brussels Conference/ Exchange among the projects ENERBUILD, OPENHOUSE, SUPERBUILDING, IRH-MED
|| Lyon, Paris/ Exchanges between French representants of ENERBUILD, IRH-MED, SUPERBUILDING, OPENHOUSE. Proposition of the universal framework and concept of signature.
|| Turin/ Draft on CESBA-content
|| Brussels 1st CESBA-Conference/ Decision core set of Indicators; Support offered by DG Environment
|| Vorarlberg, 2nd CESBA-Conference/ CESBA Sprint Workshop Hochhäderich
|| Annual Conference 2013 in Padua, Italy
|| Final Conference of the ENERGYCITY in Brussels
|| Turin/ 2nd CESBA Sprint Workshop Expanding CESBA
|| Brussels/ CESBA Conference in Brussels
|| Barcelona/ CESBA at World Sustainable Building conference
|| Dornbirn, Austria/ Final event of CESBA supporting projects ViSiBLE and CEC5
|| Salzburg, Austria/ 3rd CESBA Day in Salzburg & Foundation of CESBA association