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This year Poland’s capital, Warsaw, hosted Future 4 Build – the international conference on the sustainable built environment. The event, held in October, combined with Expo Arena to present sustainable design concepts and technologies for the built environment and was sponsored by the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure, the Mayor of Warsaw and the Polish/Dutch Chamber of Commerce.
International multidisciplinary engineering consultancy Buro Happold was one of a select number of Future 4 Build 2011 strategic partners, who took their place on the conference’s advisory board to recommend key topics and speakers for the event. Buro Happold is a leading player in delivering sustainability to the built environment and welcomed the opportunity to have an active voice in opening up the discussion on the future of sustainable construction investments in Poland.
One of the main aims of the event was to bring together and unite representatives from different organisations to focus on sustainability in the construction market and to help them to understand how they could increase their investment return on ‘building green’ or ‘building greener’. A specialist business platform was set up to deliver ‘real’ outcomes through the establishment of long term industry relationships; Future 4 Build can also be the catalyst for developing new business opportunities by generating involvement in sustainable construction projects.
Three speakers from Buro Happold’s Polish office addressed the conference audience; Jochen Rabe, Associate, Ian Booth, Director and Marek Dąbrowski, Associate, along with other internationally renowned sustainability experts including John Pike, Secretary General, International Sustainability Alliance, Dr Bogdan Atanasiu, Senior Expert in Energy Efficiency, Buildings Performance Institute Europe; Leszek Drogosz, Director, Infrastructure Department, City of Warsaw, Devin Saylor, Director Sustainability Advisory Services, Colliers International, and Mariusz Swat, Architect, United Nations Development Programme, Poland.
With Poland acting as host nation, unsurprisingly the focus of the event was the specific conditions of the Polish market particularly the main restrictions and obstacles to the development of sustainable construction in Poland. For Buro Happold, being a part of key sustainability initiatives and events such as Future 4 Build is vital to the consultancy’s work in this area: in Poland Buro Happold is focused on promoting their extensive knowledge of sustainable construction and green buildings, working closely with sector stakeholders to deliver innovative, economical solutions to the market.
Buro Happold Poland is a member of the Partnership for Sustainable Construction project.
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Buro Happold is an independent international practice of consulting engineers. Since 1976 we have grown in size and reach to serve public and private clients across a full range of sectors through an international network of 29 offices.
We draw on the multi-disciplinary skills, knowledge and experience of our local experts to design and deliver award winning building, infrastructure and environmental projects that excel for clients, engage with communities and enrich the lives of users.
Sustainability, innovation and holistic consulting are at the heart of everything we do and we are committed to touching the earth lightly. We think harder and are dedicated to addressing the big challenges that face the planet – climate change, population growth and scarcity of natural resources.
Current and recent projects include the Grand Museum of Egypt (Cairo), the Louvre (Abu Dhabi), the Aviva Stadium (Dublin), the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, the King Abdullah Financial District (Riyadh), the Royal Shakespeare Theatre (Stratford) and the O2 (London).