The first day of the conference will be dedicated to half-day workshops on an important new CTBUH initiative: the establishment of a global accreditation and certification program for both buildings and professionals. The CTBUH Tall Building Accreditation and Certification Program will embrace multiple areas of tall building performance, such as carbon, safety, quality of occupation, urban integration, and more. But your input is needed. Help determine if this new program will be aimed at one holistic rating across all disciplines or be a raft of separate accreditations. Clarify how the program will assess excellence. And discuss how this certification could inform a new joined-up code for tall buildings internationally.

Possible accreditation and certification committee/workshop themes include:

  • Construction (speed, safety, innovation)
  • Economics (cost, value)
  • Envelope (performance, aesthetics)
  • Internal Environment (quality, performance)
  • Materials & Carbon (whole LCA)
  • Mobility (efficiency, quality)
  • Operating Energy
  • Spatial and Floor Area Efficiency
  • Structure (innovation, efficiency, safety)
  • Systems (MEP, life safety, other)
  • Urban Integration & Impact
  • Water (source, usage, conservation)
  • (exact themes to be confirmed)