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Go to WebsiteSB04 Central and Eastern Europe
1. SB04Warsaw Outline


Dates: 2004/10/27-29 (3days)
Venue: Warsaw University of Technology (Plenary session)
Building Research Institute(Breakout session)
Hosted by: BRI(Building Research Institute)
WUT(Warsaw University of Technology)
Co-host: CIB, iiSBE, National Energy Conservation Agency
Attendance: 134people
(Nations): 30
Presentations: Keynote: 8, Breakout session: 82 (papers: 96)
no poster session (Exhibition of BRI)
Programs: Keynote, Breakout session, Session report, panel discussion
Official language: English
Sponsor: (Poland)Institute of Infrastructure, SB05Tokyo, Association of Expanded Polystyrene Manufactures, PRSCO(Practical Recommendations for Sustainable Construction)
Main Organizer: Aleksander Panek
2. Program

October 27 October 28 October 29
AM1 10:00-11:30
Thematic sessions
Session Reports
AM2 11:45-13:50
Thematic sessions
Panel discussion SB05Tokyo
Award announcement
Lunch Lunch
PM1 13:50-15:20
Thematic sessions
PM2 15:15-16:45
Thematic sessions
Thematic sessions
Gala Dinner
Award selection

Report from session
Best Paper Award

3. Major outcomes from SB04 Central and Eastern Europe

The conference programme (enclosure 1) was prepared to stimulate attendance of students and professionals related to the built environment field, and to advance in bridging the gap between theory and practice. In this sense, sessions are structured in three main streams:

i. Policy, economy and education
ii. Assessment of impact, buildings and materials
iii. Case studies from the region

The list of topics suggested for discussion on a panel session on closing, last day of Conference, was published before the event. Organisers invited prominent experts and ask them to express their point of views on specified topics.

Summary of the State of the art of Sustainable Buildings in the region

  • Sustainable buildings - the new idea, many different definitions and understandings, even among the professionals. Still existing confusion between rational and sustainable approach;
  • Construction sector overtaken by material and product approach, buildings are mainly treated as the end products;
  • Problems of old infrastructure and concrete prefabricated buildings seem to be general;
  • In general: region is oriented towards energy performance, regarding LCA, LCC, materials and water, this is strengthen by new European legislation as Directives on Construction Products and on Energy Performance of Buildings
  • Financing is seen as a major problem, however many measures could be introduced as economically efficient;
  • For CEEC countries fast connecting to European existing NGOs and networks can be very fruitful, to create more pressure and opportunities at all levels, but need the international support, at least for justification;
  • Very few positive case studies, mostly presence of 'Global Architecture' which can be build anywhere and follows the trends of fashions;
  • There is an overall expectation for national / governmental actions and programs supporting introduction of sustainability issues in buildings. Very few down-upward initiatives

4. Recommendations to the SB05Tokyo
  • Develop a national/regional SB organization;
  • Develop different forms of specialized SB expertise in the university and research centers of the region;
  • Share regional SB data and information;
  • Introduce SB ideas in schools;
  • Undertake regional SB training courses;
  • Apply emissions trading to the building sector;
  • Undertake demonstration projects, esp. schools;
  • Develop a regional building SB rating system.
5. Best Papers Award Winners
  Conception of "program of sustainable building" for Russia
Tetior A.
Russian Federation
  Procedures, methods and models of individualisation of multistory and apartment houses urban structure. Case study - Serbia and Montenegro
Djukić, A.
Serbia and Montenegro
  Time is money. Quite important lesson on sustainability for emerging market economy
Malinowski M.
  Problems of sustainable development in mining areas
Kawulok M.
  Environmental profile of building elements made from various materials
Piasecki M., Górzyński J., Prejzner H.
  Recent Advances in Energy Codes in Russia and Kazakhstan.
Harmonization of Codes with European Standards

Matrosov Y.
Russian Federation
  SURE-BUILD Polish/Norwegian cooperation for sustainable redevelopment of buildings in Poland
Sowa J.
  Sustainability and protection against noise in a building and its surroundings
Nurzyński J.
  Aspects of sustainable development in shaping the infrastructure of inland waterway transportation the case of Toruń
Ptaszyński M., Stawicka-Walkowska M., Felski B.
  Modernisation and extension of dwellings as a source of full value dwelling space In the aspekt of sustainable mamangement of dwelling resources in Gdańsk
Powojewska M., Stawiska-Walkowska M.
  Sustainable rehabilitation of Monument Protected Buildings Living Starts on the Street Paper (PDF)(PDF, 1.9M)
Klemens Osika, Beate Schuneider
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