Preface. Part I: Policies. 1. Planning in evolution; D. Borri. 2. Integrating expert and common knowledge for sustainable housing management; E. Conte, V. Monno. 3. Sustainable building policies: exploring the implementation gap; E. van Bueren. 4. Eco-labelling for buildings; A. Blum, et al. 5. Bioclimatic technologies in Mediterranean Countries; N. Cardinale, et al. 6. Actions towards professionals and the general public to overcome the barriers to the development of bioclimatic technologies; D. Raulin, D. Flahaut. Part II: Tools. 7. Environmental impact assessment methods in the Netherlands; E. van Keeken. 8. The environmental benefits of sustainable housing in the Netherlands; G. Klunder. 9. Modelling environmental complexity for sustainable design practice; M. De Grassi, B. Naticchia. 10. EPIQR-TOBUS: a new generation of refurbishment decision aid methods; F. Flourentzou, et al. 11. Support measures for sustainable building; A. Lerario, N. Maiellaro. Part III: Challenges. 12. Research in construction engineering and technology: the international context; V. Esposti. 13. The life cycle of building; P. Schmid. 14. Sustainable construction: some economic challenges; R. Bon. 15. On the way towards sustainable building; P. Huovila.