Climate change is now considered a worldwide crisis. According to the European Energy Centre, existing buildings use around 40% of global energy, while they produce approximately 33% of carbon emissions. As much as 40% of landfill waste comes from unused building materials.
So, the scene is set, and the challenge is clear –the UK needs to dramatically reduce the environmental impact of construction throughout the build process and beyond. The Climate Emergency Conference introduces critical approaches that will enable the industry to meet new construction standards. Engaging private and public sectors to work towards common goals, the event will offer a knowledge platform to future-proof the building process.
The Climate Emergency Conference and Exhibition will investigate materials and manufacturing processes that minimise embodied carbon and will examine the circular economy – investigating how the material loop can be closed so that raw construction products are repurposed and reprocessed instead of sent to landfill for disposal. New legislation is underway for higher construction standards, meaning that buildings must become more resistant against extreme temperatures, floods and winds.
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