Future Footprints; Building Products in a Resource Efficient World

19 Jun
Wednesday 19th June 2013
1.30pm – 5pm
Bristol, Create Centre with the Green Register
£59 for TGR/ASBP members, £85 for non-members

ASBP has been invited to co-host with the Green Register on our popular series; Future Footprints; Building Products in a resource efficient world at the CREATE centre. Exhibitors include Warmcel, Wienerberger, Steico. Keynotes: Craig White and Craig Jones, Sustain.

13.30 Registration and Exhibition – Exhibitors include Wienerberger, Warmcel, Ecological Building Systems + others tbc

14.00 Welcome – Lucy Pedler, The Green Register

14.05 Setting the Scene
 – Gary Newman, ASBP

14.20 Key Note Address: The Sixth Carbon Sink
 – Craig White, architect, White Design
• Could we consider the built environment a place to store carbon at scale?
• The debate around sequestered carbon is controversial – do we have enough data on Life Cycle Analysis to decide?
• What is the potential and what is the reality compared to other forms of carbon capture and storage?

14.45 Embodied impact: Measuring, benchmarking and target setting
 – Craig Jones, Sustain
• The ICE database: the benefits, limitations and future development
• Measuring and reducing embodied energy at Bicester Eco-town
• Developing a water footprint database for materials and industrial products

15.10 Refreshments

15.40 Sector Presentations – Future materials resource efficiency outlook

15.40 Concrete and minerals – Guy Thompson, The Concrete Centre/ Mineral Products Association
• Local
• Long life
• Low carbon
• Responsibly Sourced
15.55 Timber and bio-renewable products – David Hopkins, Head of External Affairs Timber Trade Federation & Wood for Good
• The success of Wood First in Hackney
• Wood First Plus providing resources in 3 key areas; carbon, LCA and Engineering
16.10 Steel – John Dowling, Sustainability Manager, The British Constructional Steelwork Association Ltd
• Available reserves of material for steel manufacture.
• Reuse of steel – barriers and opportunities
• Social and ethical pressures in the steel supply chain
• Best practice for maximising the value of resources
• The impact of BIM on sustainable construction
16.25 Earth, fire and water – clay masonry – as sustainable now as it always has been – John Sandford, Director for Sustainability, Wienerberger Ltd
• Clay bricks and blocks – a traditional, sustainable and contemporary solution
• Results of the first 10 years of the Brick Development Association Sustainability Strategy
• The developing Resource Efficiency Action Plan showing opportunities for re use and recycling of clay masonry
• Innovative solutions to improve the eco efficiency of clay masonry

16.30 The Debate – Panel discussion and audience comments Chair – Graham Hilton, ASBP

17.30 Summary – Gary Newman, ASBP followed by drinks, nibbles and networking

This is event is kindly supported by BCSA and Wood for Good

Bookings: Book online at www.greenregister.org.uk or contact them on 0117 377 3490 or mail@greenregister.org.uk