Built Environment Special Interest Group

What is this group?

This is a special interest group focused on Built Environment, and will provide SIG members with expert insight into particular topics, and a forum for debate, networking and potential joint commercial ventures. If you would like to become the champion of this group, please do get in touch at admin@oxfordshiregreentech.co.uk

Our aims:

  • To enhance awareness and understanding of developments in the low-carbon built environment sector
  • To provide accessible events, workshops, and discussion groups for further learning
  • To develop and scale up a low/zero-carbon built environment norm as a whole within the county

More events coming soon…

Previous events

  • Creating One Planet Communities: Inspiration from Ottawa and Oxfordshire (2 June 2020)
  • Introduction to One Planet Living® for sustainable places (30 April 2020) 
  • The future of Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) for commercial buildings and the drive for zero carbon (16 October 2019)
  • Exceptional Buildings – Showcasing the future of innovative, sustainable building projects (inc. tour of the new Bicester Eco Business Centre) (18 July 2019)

The future of sustainable construction: case studies from South and Vale

With massive resource use and pollution production, can construction ever be sustainable?

Construction is the cause of 50% of the world’s green house gas emissions, 23% of global air pollution and 50% of landfill waste. With issues around the energy use, material choice and waste created in construction itself and the emissions arising from the operational use of buildings and homes, there is an urgent need for new construction practices that don’t cost the earth.

You can view this event recording and slides below.

This event was delivered with Oxfordshire Greentech and Cambridge Cleantech, in association with Constructing Excellence Oxford Club and South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils.

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