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Ecobuild Conference Speakers Announced

17 February 2010

In addition to our own Green Room events, Capita Symonds has a number of speakers taking part in the forthcoming Ecobuild conference - the world’s biggest conference for sustainable design, construction and the built environment:

‘Spending £45bn well: making the most of BSF funding in the age of austerity’ - Richard Woods

Tuesday 2nd March, 1230-1300, Wellington Room

Richard will be presenting ‘Spending £45bn well: making the most of BSF funding in the age of austerity’ as part of the session ‘Sustainable schools: assessing the market’.

The education construction programme has heralded an unprecedented era in new build and refurbishment of school and education facilities. This session looks at current and forecast funding for BSF, Academies, PCP and colleges construction, and assesses the potential opportunities presented by education construction market over the next 2 years. How much will a reigning in of public spending affect the construction industry?

Find out more about this session on the Ecobuild website

‘Incorporating trees’ - Martin Kelly, Capita Lovejoy

Wednesday 3rd March, 14:30 - 16:00, Marlborough Room

Trees are widely understood to be central to a better environment, and this seminar explores concerns and practical ways to include more trees in urban and peripheral environments, how they can mitigate urban heating, and how to manage their ongoing maintenance.

Find out more about this session on the Ecobuild website

‘Future adaptability of building design’ - Taariq Mauthoor

Thursday 4th March, 11:00 - 11:20, Ideal Heating Theatre

Taariq will be presenting as part of the session ‘Finding the right solutions for the right applications’.

The micro generation sector continues to advance rapidly, supported by a number of favourable market drivers, and some extremely challenging Government targets.  But the pace of change, the increasing variety of systems and technologies, and the assimilation of the learning from early projects, make specifying the optimum solution more challenging. This session looks at the information available, and how to make the best decisions with it.

Find out more about this session on the Ecobuild website

'Green expectations: Can the property sector really be changed?’ - Mark Norris

Thursday 4th March, 13:15 - 14:15, Atkins and Faithful & Gould Theatre

Does anything look like breaking the ‘circle of blame’ which has paralysed this sector? The introduction of EPCs and DECs were supposed to help, but a year on, their implementation seems patchy at best. Perhaps the policing of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) will prove to have more teeth? It will be implemented UK wide in April 2010, and amongst other things, it will pose particular challenges for landlords where they are responsible for paying the bill for energy used by their tenants.  How can these policy initiatives be made to bring about change in the property sector?

Find out more about this session on the Ecobuild website

For further information on Capita Symonds’ partnership with Ecobuild contact Emma Herman

Find out more about Capita Symonds' at Ecobuild

Ecobuild takes place from 2-4 March at Earl’s Court in London. For further information on the event go to www.ecobuild.co.uk