The Ecobuild conference forms an important part of the Ecbuild programme over the three days from March 2 to March 4.
For 2010 the focus will be: the progress made in putting sustainability at the core of construction and the built environment, the future direction the sector needs to take, how quickly and with what impact and to what effect.
And all of that in a year – since Ecobuild 2009 – in which the macro economic environment remained weak, and construction continues to face a difficult period in which sustainability has to support profitability more critically than anyone could have foreseen.
This year’s conference looks at the challenges facing the sector as a whole and house building in particular, how sustainability can be achievable even in a downturn, why the existing stock must be the new priority, and how energy generation has become a key issue at a micro and local level.
The UK’s built environment will only become a low carbon one if there is political vision and ideas, plus the commitment to make change happen. To test out where that vision and commitment are likely to come from, there will be a number of opportunities to hear from relevant Government ministers and members of the main opposition parties, as well as senior figures from the sector.
The topics on Tuesday 02 March are:
On Wednesday 03 March, the topics will be:
Thursday 04 March: