The design of buildings and building materials that adhere to sustainability standards is the focus of WISBA. As such, ensuring future sustainability is an integral part of the knowledge and capacity built in the program. While the content is clearly geared towards sustainability, the program design also takes sustainability into account. One of the main contributors to carbon emissions is transport. As WISBA workshops take place in six European countries, changing individual mobility to (more) sustainable modes of transportation is integral.

Participants travel across Europe by train whenever possible; a travel time of up to 5 hours is deemed to be feasible.