Wednesday 10th February 2016
12:30 – 17:00
The University of Bradford
We are delighted to announce that Green Vision will be returning in February with a half day conference themed around Circular Economy including a tour of one of the most sustainable university buildings in the UK – the Bright Building at Bradford University.
The Circular Economy will have a profound impact on building design, resources and waste management. The Circular Economy has been valued at a potential £29 billion and estimated to create over 100,00 new jobs, and as defined by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation is both restorative in nature and design seeking to maintain products, components and materials at their highest value at all times – avoiding down-cycling, conversion to energy or disposal to landfill.
The University of Bradford’s Bright Building, home to the Re:Centre, has achieved the highest ever BREEAM Outstanding rating for a University. The Bright Building is at the cutting edge of sustainable construction with the vast majority of the building products being either natural or recycled.
This event will give you the opportunity to hear, see and debate some of the most innovative approaches in sustainability today.
PROVISIONAL SCHEDULE (please note, order of activities may change dependent on numbers)
The afternoon will start with a green networking lunch at 12:30 following by presentations as follows;
13:30 Welcome and Introductions from the Chair
Eddie Murphy, Founder, Ollio – the Sustainability and Building Performance Consultancy
13:45 Keynote Speakers
Bridget Jackson, Corporate Sustainability Director, PwC – The Going Circular Report – Lessons Learnt from PwC’s Circular Economy approach towards 100% reuse and recycling.
Professor Peter Hopkinson, Bradford Management School – Introduction to Circular Economy, The Ellen MacArthur Foundation and Circular Economy MBA at Bradford University
14:15 Introduction to the Bright Building
15:00 Afternoon Group Sessions – The group will then be divided into 2 and break off into the following alternating sessions
Outstanding Building Tour – tour of the Re:Centre and Bright Building with Steve Jenkins, University of Bradford Estates
Martin Brown, Fairsnape – Design for Deconstruction presentation
16:00 Circular Economy Panel Q and A (facilitated Eddie Murphy)
16:45 Final Presentation
Jim Parker, Leeds Sustainability Institute
17:00 Close and Chair’s Summary
This event is highly suitable for:
Past Green Vision attendees
UKGBC members in the North
Construction and Built Environment Directors, Senior Management, Sustainability Officers
Circular Economy advocates
Living Building Challenge Collaborative Members
University Estate Managers and Sustainability Officers
BIM / GreenBIM / BIMCE advocates
Built Environment Students