An International Centre of Excellence

Our global commitment to sustainable and energy-efficient buildings

On 3 November 2021, during COP26, BE-ST joined the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe's network of International Centres of Excellence for High-Performance Buildings. 

This is part a global commitment to the sustainable and energy efficient development of buildings in an initiative.  

Under this programme BE-ST provides education, training and other resources to support local industries to move forward in line with the UN Framework Guidelines for Energy Efficiency Standards in Buildings.

The framework largely focuses on three goals

Reducing energy consumed by buildings


Increasing the carbon stored in buildings


Greater use of building materials and systems that are low in embodied carbon


The International Centres of Excellence network

Collaboration and international knowledge exchange will help to unlock a range of opportunities, with many nations working together for a common cause. Stephen Good
Chief Executive, BE-ST