New thinking, challenging ideas and renowned speakers will return to the heart of the exhibition, in two Ecobuild Arenas! This year the programme will be split into three key themes, read on to find out more...
Good design is the first step towards delivering a sustainable built environment. This includes designing buildings that don’t overheat, are energy efficient and comfortable and attractive to occupiers. Getting this right is a big challenge. Issues including changing occupier wants and needs and the best way of meeting this are on the agenda. Policy including changing building regulations and ratings and the work of leading architects are also covered.
Ensuring buildings are delivered cost effectively, efficiently and perform as designed is an essential element of creating a more sustainable built environment. Topics include debates on whether traditional or modern methods of construction are the best way to deliver to successful projects, how product manufacturers can contribute to better performing buildings and how to reuse construction materials when buildings are demolished. Building specific low and zero energy technologies will also be covered.
The future of the global built environment covers all the big issues that are needed for the successful, sustainable functioning of global communities. This includes the security and supply of sustainable forms of energy and transport and water provision. Debates include how to remove the political barriers to creating a sustainable built environment, ensuring buildings and communities are resilient to climate change, whether energy should be provided at the community or national level, creating smart cities and the value of green and blue infrastructure.
The conference debates the big issues that determine and affect the realisation of a sustainable, successful built environment. A successful built environment is comprised of buildings that are attractive, comfortable and promote the well being of the occupiers. These buildings should be durable and have minimal environmental impact during construction and be energy efficient. These should form part of successful communities that are prosperous, have low environmental impact, resilient against economic shock and the effects of climate change and promote the wellbeing of residents.
The conference programme will be live soon so please check back, you can view the 2014 conference programme by clicking here.