What Makes a Building Material Sustainable? - Online
The Green Register is running a short and light hearted end-of-year gathering to celebrate our 20th anniversary and to bring a little cheer at the end of a difficult year for everyone.
We’ll be taking a look at:
- What criteria we should use when considering if a material is sustainable
- Why healthy building materials means a healthy planet and healthy people
- Environmental Product Declarations (an EPD is an independently verified and registered document that communicates transparent and comparable information about the life-cycle environmental impact of products)
Three suppliers/manufacturers will then give a three minute ‘pitch’ as to why their product qualifies as sustainable with an opportunity for delegates to ‘rate’ each of the products. The event ends with a light hearted quiz and festive cheer - please have a drink of your choice to raise your glass with us at the end of the session.
Programme for the evening:
17.00 The criteria for a sustainable building material – Lucy Pedler, The Green Register
17.07 1st Delegate poll – to rate the criteria in order of importance
17.10 Healthy materials, healthy people, healthy planet – Simon Corbey, Director, Alliance of Sustainable Building Products
17.15 Introducing the EPD – Jane Anderson, Life Cycle Assessment expert
17.25 1st ‘pitch': Wood Fibre board – Neil Turner, Technical Sales Manager, Ecological Building Systems
17.28 2nd ‘pitch’: Interface carpets – Becky Gordon, Sustainability Manager, Interface
17.31 3rd ‘pitch’: Breathaplaster – Thomas Robinson, Managing Director, Adaptavate
17.34 2nd delegate poll – to rate the 3 building products based on the above criteria
17.37 Open discussion
17.50 Drinks and festive quiz
- Attendance is free, but registration is required
- Booking is open to TGR Members only in the first instance.
- Limited to 75 places - please book early.