Building a sustainable future for London
How can the industry help achieve a sustainable built environment fit for the future?
According the International Energy Agency (IEA), 36% of all global energy usage and 40% of all carbon dioxide emissions are from the built environment. This is a critical topic for the CRE industry and we should be doing all that we can to work to a more sustainable future.
BuroHappold’s Director of Sustainability, Duncan Price, will be part of The Sustainability Transformation panel at the London Building for the Future event. The event takes place on the 30th October at 70 St Mary Axe in London with the panel discussion taking place between 8:50 and 9:30 AM.
Duncan Price. Image: BuroHappold
Join Duncan as the panel tackles the issues central to sustainability in the built environment including:
• What is the CRE industry doing to tackle climate change? What works and what are the challenges?
• What are the main barriers to creating sustainable real estate?
• How is Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) affecting the way we invest?
• What innovations in design are most impacting sustainability, space optimisation, and tenant satisfaction?
• Does London present a large opportunity to implement sustainable technology?
Other sustainability events we’ve been involved in recently – Zero Carbon Cornwall.
BuroHappold has extensive experience in helping towns, cities even entire regions become more sustainable and reduce their carbon usage. Duncan recently participated in an interactive event as part of our continuing contribution to Zero Carbon Cornwall.
Organised in collaboration with The Eden Project, with support from sponsors Vattenfall, this is the latest in a series of workshops held to develop the county’s energy plans. It is the first time that we have convened to address this challenge since Cornwall Council declared a climate emergency in January of this year.
Greeting an audience of business leaders, local government and residents assembled at The Eden Project, Duncan introduced six speakers to set the scene. These experts included Matthew Russell from Swedish power company Vattenfall, BuroHappold energy engineer Lara Balazs and Dr Rebecca Pearce from activist group Extinction Rebellion.
Want to find out more? Contact Duncan via the link below. You can also register for tickets for the panel discussion here.