Tuesday, April 09, 2013

Green Sky Thinking Week:
15-19 April 2013

Each year the people that bring you the Open House weekend also run a week called ‘Green Sky Thinking’, which is a series of events showcasing innovative solutions to greening London's built environment.


The year’s event is from 15-19 April and details can be found here.

A programme for built environment and property professionals, Green Sky Thinking is a week of free sustainability-focused events exploring how to make London’s built environment sustainable.

Hear from leading experts about solutions that really work and gain a holistic and cross-disciplinary understanding of how sustainable development is being practically applied across London. From the latest innovations, policy & thinking.

Deputy Mayor Richard Blakeway to launch Green Sky Thinking
Richard Blakeway, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Land and Property, GLA to launch Green Sky Thinking Week at Open-City reception next week. Followed by a panel discussion 'Building the City of Tomorrow' with industry leads from Crossrail, Skanska Uk, Hermes Real Estate Investment and Forum for the Future.

Programme Highlights:

Max Fordham LLP - ‘How to Give Your Project a Soft Landing’. How can you design and deliver a building that really works for the people who will use and manage it.

Penoyre & Prasad - 'Crouch Hill Park: Designing for Zero Carbon'. On site talk about the carbon-negative development for Islington Council.

Cullinan Studio - 'Retrofit: Do It Yourself?'. Approach to and lessons learnt from the refurbishment of a Victorian warehouse into BREEAM ‘Excellent’ offices.

David Morley Architects - 'Connecting the Dots'. Discover five links between architecture and astronomy at the Hub in Regent’s Park.

London Borough of Islington - 'Bunhill Heat and Power: An Area Based Approach'. On site visit of a ground-breaking decentralised energy scheme in the south of the borough, Bunhill Heat and Power.

Gardiner & Theobald, PWC, and the British Council for Offices - 'Building Mission: Optimising Outcomes for Occupants'. A discussion of sustainability in terms of real results: helping buildings achieve their most important mission of optimizing the outcomes of occupants.

All events are free to attend. Advance booking is essential – View the programme online and book your place.

And here is Recbridge Council's Guide to Green Living.

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