History of CESBA
CESBA is a young movement that was triggered by the finding of European actors in 2011 that the current profusion of sustainable building assessment systems will not lead the built environment of Europe towards sustainability.
The history of CESBA - overview
During the ENERBUILD project, partners found a great amount of sustainable building assessment systems on their territory, and agreed that users and stakeholders felt disoriented. This profusion of systems was the starting point of an international conference held in Lyon in February 2011, “From Europe to territories: what possible convergence?” The question of convergence was on the table. Soon, different European projects emerged, all sharing the same diagnosis and working on the same subject. All of these projects have developed, compared, harmonized, and explored various building assessment tools. The idea of promoting a framework on assessment buildings emerged during an Energy World Café in Lyon, in June 2012. To reach this goal, 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.
The first CESBA conference in Brussels was organized on 10th October 2012 in order to share this vision, to disseminate these results and to start the work with the EU commission. So far, three CESBA conferences have been held in Brussels, in October 2014 and June 2015, and EU institutions such as the DG Environment strongly support the CESBA movement.
In addition to that, so far three CESBA Sprint Workshops (also named "CESBA Days") have taken place in different places of Europe. As a meeting of CESBA supporters, CESBA members and new interested actors, the CESBA Sprint Conference have played a crucial role in further developing CESBA and will do so in the next years.
The following table and timeline give an overview on the history of CESBA:
|16.02.2011||Lyon||ENERBUILD conference - different ways of ecological building assessment|
|19.05.2011||Barcelona||IRH-Med conference - different ways of ecological building assessment|
|07.06.2011||Lyon||ENERBUILD meeting - Idea “New common European directive / framework on assessment of buildings” and common conference in Brussels|
|15.11.2011||Brussels||Exchange among the projects ENERBUILD, OPENHOUSE, SUPERBUILDING, IRH-MED|
|July 2011/ April 2012||Lyon/Paris||Exchanges between French representatives of ENERBUILD, OPENHOUSE, SUPERBUILDING, IRH-MED. Proposition of the universal framework and concept signature.|
|23.05.2012||Turin||Draft on CESBA-content|
|12./13.6.2012||Budapest||First definition of term CESBA|
|10.10.2012||Brussels|| 1st CESBA Conference: Decision core set of Indicators
Support offered by DG Environment
|21.-23.10.2013||Vorarlberg, Hochhäderich||1st CESBA Sprint Workshop Hochhäderich|
|01.07.2014||Piemonte, Turin||2nd CESBA Sprint Workshop|
|07.10.2014||Brussels, Belgium||2nd CESBA Conference in Brussels|
|29.10.2014||Barcelona, Spain||CESBA at World Sustainable Building conference|
|17.11.2014||Dornbirn, Austria||Final event of CESBA supporting projects ViSiBLE and CEC5|
|21.04.2015||Salzburg, Austria||3rd CESBA Day in Salzburg|
|21.04.2015||Salzburg, Austria||Foundation of CESBA association|
|18.06.2015||Brussels, Belgium||3rd CESBA Conference during the EUSEW|