EVENTS

Sustinable Circular Economy – RECBE Forum

 

Date: 7th October 2022, 1-3 pm (GMT+1)

Organizer:  RECBE, University of Leeds, University of Cambridge

Hybrid conference

Location: The Building Society, 55 Whitfield Street London, W1T 4AH, London

On-line: zoom meeting – CLICK HERE TO JOIN

Zoom meeting ID: 854 2228 6330
Zoom meeting passcode: 376281

Nearly half of the UK’s carbon emission are linked to the construction and operation of the built environment, and this figure excludes the embodied carbon in the materials used in construction. Thechallenge to reduce emissions from the built environment is immense: buildings have long lives locking in use-phase performance over generations; new build rates are at only 1% per year compared to the existing building stock requiring difficult retrofit options; design and construction processes are complex involving numerous materials, products, trades and decisions. And all the while, consumers continue to demand higher levels of service provision from the built environment.

Mission

RECBE responds to these challenges by seeking to answer the question: how can the built environment deliver future energy and material services, while at the same time reducing resource use and environmental impact?  RECBE provides a regular forum for academics, designers, engineers, contractors and policy makers to explore these ideas, to formulate novel solutions, and collaborate together on research and implementation projects.

Structure

Practically, this means meeting two or three times a year, for a presentations and discussion around a chosen topical theme. Members are encouraged to present their ideas and findings from their research projects and activities, and to be open to potential collaborations. A small steering committee will be formed from the members to help with host and run these events.  Please feel free to join in, invite others and contribute in any way you can, to make this venture a success.

AGENDA
12.45 Coffee / tea / opening a ZOOM connection
13.00 Welcome – Jonathan Cullen (University of Cambridge)
13.05 – 13.45 – Session I:
1. Anne Velenturf, Principles for a sustainable circular economy (University of Leeds, TransFIRe)
2. Kai Liebetan, Circular Economy and its impact on carbon and beyond (UK GBC)
3. Ian Poole, The Structural Plan of Works – Sustainability Report and Checklist (elliottwood, IStructE)
13.45 – Discussion
14.00 – 14.40 – Session II:
1. Roy Fishwick, Structural Steel Reuse, (Cleveland Steel & Tubes)
2. Cyrille Dunant, Cambridge Electric Cement (University of Cambridge)
3. Les Ellaby, The new three R’s; Recycle, Reuse and Re-purpose, (PowerCem Technologies)
14.40 – Discussion
14.55 – RECBE next steps – funding opportunities
15.00 – End of the meeting

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