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Energy and Climate Change Minister Ed Davey to keynote Ecobuild 2015

Sustainable building exhibition Ecobuild has unveiled its full conference programme for its 2015 show, with a host of big name industry and Westminster speakers set to appear.

Energy and Climate Change Minister Ed Davey to keynote Ecobuild 2015

Ed Davey, Secretary of State for Energy & Climate Change, Natalie Bennett, head of the Green Party,

Lord John Prescott, former Deputy Prime Minister and Alistair Campbell, former British PM spokesman will all feature at the Excel London between 3-5th March.

Other names on the line-up are RIBA Stirling Prize-winning architect Steve Tompkins of Haworth Tompkins, Sir John Armitt, former Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, and Lord Deben, Chairman of the Committee on Climate Change.

Prescott will tackle a lively debate at Ecobuild asking the question: Is it time for a national environmental resilience plan? The discussion will focus upon climate change mitigation strategies which require a long-term national infrastructure plan backed with sufficient funding.

Biophilic designer Oliver Heath from the BBC’s Home Front and Changing Rooms series is set to cover how incorporating nature creates value and improves wellbeing in buildings. Heath will talk about maximising natural light, providing views out onto nature and incorporating natural objects, materials and textures within buildings.

The conference will also include cross-party political discussion around the future of the sustainable built environment.

About Fiona Russell-Horne

Group Managing Editor across the BMJ portfolio.

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