Teaming up to explore embodied carbon in Bristol

The Green Register (TGR) are teaming up with the Alliance of Sustainable Building Products (ASBP), Skanska and the Structural Timber Association (STA) on November 13th 2014 to present a new half-day seminar in Bristol entitled Embodied Carbon – Why, How and When?

A panel of industry experts will look at how we can move towards measuring, regulating and, ultimately, reducing the amount of embodied carbon our buildings are responsible for, thereby moving the construction industry closer to a low carbon future.

founder and Director Lucy Pedler, said:

“The Green Register is delighted to be working with the ASBP again for this cutting-edge seminar.”

“Whilst energy in use still represents the larger portion of energy consumed by buildings, embodied energy is fast catching up and this hasn’t been fully addressed by the construction industry or reflected in upcoming legislation. This seminar has a fantastic line-up of speakers who will make the case for introducing accurate measurement, controls and possible legislation for embodied energy in buildings.”

Speakers at the event include Andrew Carpenter (Structural Timber Association – STA), David Mason (Senior Sustainability Manager, Skanska UK plc), Craig Jones (Director, Circular Ecology), Gareth Brown (WRAP), John Dowling (British Constructional Steelworks Association) and Gary Newman (Executive Chair, ASBP) with time for healthy debate and networking at the end of the afternoon.

Simon Corbey, Associate Director of ASBP, said:

“ASBP has partnered with The Green Register on numerous occasions to co-host our fast paced and topical events; Skanska is a Founder Member of ASBP and this event is timely as it marks the beginning of Skanska’s sponsorship of Bristol as European Green Capital 2015.”

“The scale of embodied carbon relating to construction is significant and ASBP considers we now have the tools and the standards to inform building design and help reduce this impact. This is recognised across Europe with the European Commission commencing its drive for resource efficient buildings, with forthcoming proposals for a unified framework for sustainable buildings.”

He continued:

“The STA recognises the benefits that would flow to its members from measurement, as timber acts as a natural carbon capture and storage mechanism,”

The event takes place from 13:30 to 17:30 at The CREATE Centre, Smeaton Road, Bristol, BS1 6XN.

Places cost £59 for TGR/ASBP members and £85 for non-members. A special offer allows delegates to book 3 places for the cost of 2.

Bookings can be made online – www.greenregister.org.uk/events or by calling 0117 377 3490.

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