The world is changing. Humanity faces an increasing number of natural disasters, economic and social issues and several extreme social phenomena, including epidemic issues. New situation in natural and socio-economic environment requires new technical solutions for construction of new and reconstruction and modernization of existing buildings as a contribution to development of sustainable built environment. Such solutions should be cost-effective with minimum impacts on the environment and maximum level of resilience.  

On behalf of the Organising Committee of the 6th International Conference Central Europe towards Sustainable Building (CESB22), it is our pleasure to invite you to the conference which will be held in a historical capital Prague in the Czech Republic in July 2022. The conference is jointly organized by Czech Technical University in Prague – Faculty of Civil Engineering, Klokner Institute, University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB) and Czech Sustainable Building Society (CSBS) – iiSBE Czech. The conference will be held under auspices of international conveners CIB, iiSBE, UNEP-SBCI, FIDIC and GABC, and belongs to the Sustainable Built Environment regional conference series leading towards the World Sustainable Built Environment conference on September 26–29, 2023 in Montreal, Canada. 

The CESB22 objective is to present current activities in sustainable building with special focus on the Central European area and to bring ideas and international expertise to the region and deliver expertise from the region to enhance further development of built environment in the region as well as in a worldwide scale. The aim is to bring together engineers, researchers, academics, producers, investors and developers to exchange and discuss their innovative approaches and ideas focused on sustainable buildings and their contribution to development of sustainable built environment in line with UN sustainable development goals. 

Simultaneously with CESB22, on 4 July 2022, a fourth iiSBE Forum of Young Researchers in Sustainable Building (YRSB22) will take place, focusing on actual PhD research in the field of sustainable building. 

We are looking forward to seeing you in Prague in July 2022! 

On behalf of CESB22 Organizing Committee 

Petr Hájek, Jan Tywoniak, and Antonín Lupíšek