The future of sustainable construction: case studies from South and Vale



Free Online Event: The future of sustainable construction: case studies from South and Vale

Wed, 14 July 2021 – 12:30 – 14:00 BST


With massive resource use and pollution production, can construction ever be sustainable?


Construction is the cause of 50% of the world’s green house gas emissions, 23% of global air pollution and 50% of landfill waste. With issues around the energy use, material choice and waste created in construction itself and the emissions arising from the operational use of buildings and homes, there is an urgent need for new construction practices that don’t cost the earth.

Join Oxfordshire Greentech and Cambridge Cleantech, in association with Constructing Excellence Oxford Club and South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils, to hear about the current situation and future prospects of sustainable construction.





Annabel Gould, Associate Director of Faithful+Gould, will present on behalf of Constructing Excellence Oxford Club.

Ian Pritchett of Greencore Construction will speak about their One Planet Living Global Leader developments.

Ed Hayden of Scott Brownrigg, an international built environment design practice, will be telling us about how they managed to increase biodiversity in the stunning new HQ building for CABI International in Wallingford.

Find out how modular eco-buildings can be a solution for construction in many settings from Jonathan Finnerty of Green Unit, based in Culham.

South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are committed to encouraging sustainable construction in their districts and will be highlighting how they can support local green businesses.

Interested in the topic of green buildings?


We have a Special Interest Group (SIG) just for that! Our Sustainable Smart Home SIG primarily looks at the UK market and its 27 million homes, many of which will require deep retrofitting and installation of renewable energy services, in order for the UK to meet its legal Zero Carbon targets by 2050. More info here.


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