DAY 1 (6th Aug.)

9:00-11:00 Opening Session

Introduction to SBE Series

Nils Larsson
Executive Director, International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE)

Nils Larsson ( is an architect specializing in research on the performance of the built environment and its impact on climate change.

NL is Executive Director of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE), a volunteer-based international network of researchers from universities and research institutes. He represents four international partners (CIB, iiSBE, FIDIC and UN Environment) in managing the SBE series of international regional and global conferences on sustainable built environment, which has been underway since 2000.

During the 1990's NL developed a well-known building performance assessment system to support integrated design, and he is currently developing a neighbourhood-scale version of the system. He is also leading the development of an international survey that will identify effective GHG mitigation measures within the built environment.

Introduction to WSBE20: BEYOND2020

Kristina Mjörnell
VP Business and innovation area Sustainable Cities and Communities
Adjunct Professor Building Physics, Lund University

Kristina is responsible for the Business and innovation area Smart Cities and Communities which involves planning and coordinating RISE future activities in the field. She has 20 years of experience working as project leader, platform leader, coordinator of research activities, networks, initiation, planning and realization of research and development projects. The work has been focused in the following areas: moisture management, indoor environment investigations, energy efficient and sustainable renovation, and smart sustainable cities, consulting and handling quality assurance system, developing and teaching courses for developers, consultants and contractors. She coordinates a national research environment involving about 30 researchers and as many companies and organisations. She is also adjunct professor in Building physics and active in research and supervising PhD students. Kristina is president of ENBRI (European National Building Research Institutes) board. RISE representative in E2BA and supplementary member in EeB PPP Partnership board. Member of advisory committee for the Norweigian initiatives KLIMA2050 and NZEN, Board of National Renovation Centre, Board of Swedish Moisture Centre, Smart housing Småland, Information Centre for sustainable buildings. Member of IQS strategy group, IVA (Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Science, Division III and board of IVA Väst, Årets framtidsbyggare, CMB Centrum for management in the Building sector, SBU Swedish Universities in civil engineering and built environment.

WSBE20: BEYOND2020, Gothenburg, Sweden 9-11 JUNE 2020

SDGs: How could we transform our way?

Keynote speaker

Hiroko Kuniya
Member of the Board of Trustees to the Tokyo University of the Arts

B.A. in International Relations and Economics Brown University
1989 Anchor for Nightly News, NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Satellite TV Channel
1993-2016 Host of Close-Up Gendai, a daily current affairs program on NHK-TV General Service.
Member of the Board of Trustees to the Tokyo University of the Arts
Project Professor at Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance
FAO National Goodwill Ambassador for Japan
Board Member, Renewable Energy Institute

Independent Journalist, focusing on coverage of the Sustainable Development Goals and gender issues.

Awarded ‘Broadcasting Women Award’ (1998), The Japan National Press Club Award (2011),

Peter Head
Professor, CBE FREng FRSA

Peter is a civil and structural engineer who has become a recognised world leader in major bridges, advanced composite technology and in sustainable development in cities and regions. In 2008 he was named by the Guardian Newspaper as one of 50 people that could ‘save the planet’. He was cited by Time magazine in 2008 as one of 30 global eco-heroes and has been one of CNN’s Principle Voices.

In 2011 he was awarded the CBE in the New Year’s Honours List for services to Civil Engineering and the Environment.

In April 2011 he left Arup to set up The Ecological Sequestration Trust, a Charity which has brought together the world’s top scientists, engineers, economists, financiers, health, ecology and other specialists to create, demonstrate and scale a CHEER (Collaborative Human-Ecological-Economics-Resource systems) GIS platform to enable regions all over the world to plan, design and implement inclusive resilient growth using low carbon urban-rural development approaches which are energy, water and food secure. The first prototype has been demonstrated in Accra Ghana in 2016 for WASH and Peter now plans to scale the platform use globally to support SDG delivery.

Peter is the editor of Roadmap 2030, Financing and implementing the Global Goals in Human Settlements and City Regions.

Peter is on the advisory board of Swansea University SPECIFIC KIC developing “buildings as power stations”

Peter is visiting professor in sustainable systems engineering at University of Bristol.

11:00-13:00 Roundtable Session 1

SDGs for Cities: The interaction of each target and the pathways to achieve sustainable society

The session discusses the key interactions of SDGs for cities. Specifically the relationship between SDG11/Sustainable Cities and Communities and SDG7, SDG8, SDG9, SDG12, & SDG13 is highlighted. The six panelists describe the key concept of each goal and target, and explain the importance of developing concrete strategies to achieve the goals and sustainable visions. For realizing the SDGs, inclusiveness is necessary and significant. Therefore, this session highly welcomes very active discussions from the attendees.

16:00-17:30 Student Ideation - Final Presentation

It is the final presentation of the International Student Ideathon that is held as the pre-event of SBE 19 Tokyo. Students from several counties including Japan survey the Tokyo 2020 Olympic facilities and make proposals of facilities to be placed around Olympic and Paralympic Games venues and between venues, considering after the Olympics.

DAY 2 (7th Aug.)

9:00-10:30 Roundtable Session 2

The SBE Urban Challenge 2020

The SBE Urban Challenge 2020 is an international collaborative process to develop a transnational performance assessment system for small urban areas. Participating countries will have the opportunity to develop. The round table will present latest development of iiSBE urban tool, SNTool and discuss process to harmonize national and regional condition for assessing neighborhoods sustainability. Several leading edge examples will also be presented in the session.

11:00-12:30 Roundtable Session 3

Annex 70 - Building Energy Epidemiology: Energy and stock data analysis and modeling

We are going to discuss how we collect data of building and use. The analyses of real building energy use at scale and the emerging field of energy epidemiology, which seeks to develop robust approaches to such analyses.

13:30-15:00 Roundtable Session 4

Initiatives and 12 Tasks toward Decarbonized/ Carbon Free Society

The low-carbon society council collaboration with 21 architectural organizations works on measures to realize Decarbonized/ Carbon Free Society. The roundtable provides an opportunity to exchange latest ideas and initiatives among various stakeholders, and trying to share common vision and new approach toward Decarbonized/ Carbon Free Society.


Note for oral presenters:
Please find your session ID from “Oral Presentation List” and check your session date & time on the program overview.
The time allotted to each oral presentation is 10 minutes.
In each oral presentation session, 30 minutes is allotted to discussion at the end.
Every presenter in each session is requested to join the discussion.
Note for poster presenters:
Please find your paper from “Poster Presentation List”.
Day1 Conference Hall Room 1-4 Exhibition Hall
8:00 Registration Desk Open 8:00-18:00
9:00 Plenary Session
-Opening Remarks
-Keynote Speeches
11:00 Roundtable Session 1
13:00 Lunch Break Student Ideathon
14:00 Parallel Sessions; Session ID: 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 4B
-Oral Presentation
15:30 Break
16:00 Student Ideathon
Parallel Sessions: 4C, 4D, 5A, 6A
-Oral Presentation
17:30 Break
18:00     Networking Party
Day2 Conference Hall Room 1-4 Exhibition Hall
8:30 Registration Desk Open 8:30-14:00 8:30~9:00 Poster Preparation
9:00 Roundtable Session 2
-SBE Urban Challenge
Parallel Sessions: 1B, 4E, 4F, 6B
-Oral Presentation
10:30 Break Poster Session 10:30~11:00 Poster Presentation 1 13:00~13:30 Poster Presentation 2
11:00 Roundtable Session 3
-Annex 70
Parallel Sessions: 1C, 4G, 5B
-Oral Presentation
12:30 Lunch Break
13:30 Roundtable Session 4
-Low-Carbon Society
Parallel Sessions: 2B, 4H, 6C
-Oral Presentation
15:00 Break
15:30 Overall Session    
  Closing Ceremony