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24 Feb 2009
Atkins to speak at Ecobuild
Atkins is taking a leading role at Ecobuild, the world’s biggest event dedicated to sustainable design, construction and the built environment. Attended by the most influential and highly-regarded figures from across the industry, Atkins will have six of its experts speaking at the event.
Throughout the day, panel discussions will take place in the main hall at Ecobuild, tackling the most pressing issues for the sector and putting sustainability at the core of the construction industry. In addition to the panels, there will be over 100 seminars covering topics such as water rise, urban planning & public realm and the road to zero carbon.
Tony Iles, head of environmental management, technology and audit at Atkins, will take part in a panel discussion to explore how sustainability can be achievable in a downturn. He commented: “It is essential that the economic downturn doesn’t become an excuse to delay addressing the issue of carbon in the construction sector. We need urgent action and there’s no room for manoeuvre. Ecobuild is a very good opportunity for us, as an industry, to show leadership and unity in achieving a common goal.”
Mike Woolgar, Atkins director of water management and business analysis, will look at managing water in a changing climate, while addressing the implications of the imminent flooding bill and the findings of the Pitt report.
Sean Lockie, head of sustainability at Faithful+Gould, part of the Atkins group, will talk about how can heating and cooling systems be improved and buildings managed better to reduce their carbon footprint and save money.
Another three Atkins experts will take part in seminars, which will have an emphasis on delivering practical and applied information, and will be supported by case studies, analysis, and examples of best practice.
Atkins’ contribution to Ecobuild is part of the company’s journey towards Carbon Critical Design. Atkins is helping lead the industry to make reduction of carbon the central priority for all capital projects, engaging with clients, industry and government to help the sector steer a course with a sustainable future.
Attracting over 30,000 people from across the industry, Ecobuild is free to attend for registered visitors. The event is taking place from 3 – 5 March at London’s Earl’s Court.
Atkins and Faithful + Gould speakers at Ecobuild
Ecobuild Conference programme
11.45 – 12.45 Turning red into green
Tony Iles, head of environmental management, technology and audit, Atkins
15.30 – 16.30 Managing water in a changing climate
Mike Woolgar, director of water management and business analysis, Atkins
13.00 – 14.00 Managing buildings: counting the carbon, counting the cost
Sean Lockie, Chair Sustainable Buildings Group, Environment Industry Council, head of sustainability, Faithful + Gould
Ecobuild Seminar Programme
15.00 – 17.00 Providing low carbon cooling to existing stock
10.30 – 12.30 Changing urban environments to accommodate changes in behaviour and lifestyle
14.15 – 15.45 Tesco Reaping the Rewards of Carbon Reduction
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