1st CESBA Final agreement
The 1st CESBA Final Agreement is the result of the 3 day 1st CESBA SPRINT Workshop in Hochhäderich, Austria, in October 2013.
- CESBA is in line with EU initiatives and adopts and promotes national and European processes and standards at building and settlement level.
- CESBA is a bottom-up initiative, which supports the definition of qualities for the whole building life cycle.
- CESBA’s mass approach and open source method reinforce local and regional accepted standards throughout the different macro regions.
- CESBA puts the human being in its centre and is in dialogue with society. On regional and local level CESBA focuses on its implementation. On inter-regional level CESBA focuses on the integration of the CESBA approach in the EU-institutions and EU-processes.
- CESBA offers harmonization among building regulations at EU and national levels leading to considerable simplification within administration procedures and creating a common understanding among the actors.
- CESBA researches and offers principles to assess building and built environment qualities.
- CESBA offers a set of key indicators and Reference Performance indicators which help to compare different building standards. The usability of current assessment processes will be improved by developing a common framework.
- CESBA encourages the building users to participate and take on responsibility for the used buildings.
- CESBA fosters common European education and training standards on key issues of the new building and built environment culture.
- CESBA is a non-profit initiative without financial interests.
2nd CESBA Final agreement
The 2ndt CESBA Final Agreement is the result of the 1 day 2nd CESBA SPRINT Workshop in Turin, Italy, in July 2014.
- Together we support the work done, summarized in the CESBA guide and the CESBA wiki.
- CESBA sees the diversity of cultural backgrounds, technical fields of working and levels of power as opportunities to discuss and create best solutions for the built environment.
- CESBA capitalizes on European projects, offers European knowledge on built environment assessment to the public in English and in local languages. CESBA disseminates best practices, improves existing methods and generates new practices.
- CESBA fosters local economy while keeping the global perspective in mind. Competition and cooperation are valued equally. CESBA creates a pre-market environment for a new culture of built environment. CESBA supports cost savings and fosters the creation of added values according to the goals of CESBA.
- CESBA encourages and promotes the use of traditional resources and products that are locally available as an important factor driver for local economy. By this, the built environment assessment scheme can create an added value to the aspects of sustainable development. It should integrate external costs of the processes and materials.
- CESBA supports coordinated actions in the field of built environment, fosters transnational cooperation and supports new common project activities.
- CESBA has different levels of commitment: CESBA Experts and CESBA Ambassadors are named in the CESBA Wiki. CESBA Editors continuously write on the CESBA Wiki and CESBA Experts keep it updated.
- From today on an open thematic group on harmonisation of assessment methods and systems for buildings shall work under the umbrella of CESBA. Other thematic groups will follow. CESBA supports thematic groups over different EU-projects.
- CESBA Wiki is the core of the knowledge hub. CESBA acts as a communication and action platform for its actors. CESBA actively communicates the news and main results in the field of the sustainable built environment in Europe. New social media and real time communication media are used.
- CESBA is an ongoing process. CESBA will be strengthened within the upcoming years, through CESBA workshops, CESBA thematic groups, and common new projects.