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Sustainable Materials: Opportunities for use; from design to build It will cover the advantages, in terms of overall construction process and costs, and greenhouse gas savings, of sustainable construction materials. It is based upon BioRegional's experience with material reclamation, developing sustainable communities and running the sustainable materials buying club One Planet Products. The format of the day will start with workshops and then break up into discussion groups. Following lunch participants will have the opportunity to explore the barriers and opportunities in more detail, looking at initiatives currently in place or missing in the UK, and how to develop a strategy to maximise opportunities. Programme 09.00 -09.15 Coffee/Tea/Registration 09.30 Introduction to Bioregional and the day's agenda 09.45 Sustainable Construction: A low carbon Construction Industry Looking in more detail at recycled materials, reducing transport needs and other strategies. 10.15 Reclaiming and re-using construction materials The benefits and opportunities with reclaimed materials, and how to source and specify them. 10.45 Building Material Reuse Centres and Site Waste Management Plans 11.15 Workshop Making it happen ? barriers and opportunities with sustainable materials Discussion of material re-use centres, reclamation yards and other missing initiatives that participants could benefit from or that could provide opportunities for new business. 12.00 Discussion and questions 12.15 Organic Lunch During the lunch break you may also like to look at the BedZED show home, BioRegional?s exhibition and the ZEDfactory exhibition which are all on-site at BedZED. 13.15 Designing in sustainability through product selection How to measure impacts such as the ecological footprint, eco points and carbon emissions; how to set targets and minimum standards, and carrying this through into product selection. 13.45 Designing with Sustainables in mind. 14.15 Discussion and Questions 14.30 Break 15.00 Workshop: Making it happen ? sustainable procurement strategies Assessing the opportunities to reduce the impacts of construction materials. 16.00 Closing Discussion 16.30 Feedback forms and Depart

Sustainable Materials: Opportunities for use; from design to build It will cover the advantages, in terms of overall construction process and costs, and greenhouse gas savings, of sustainable construction materials. It is based upon BioRegional's experience with material reclamation, developing sustainable communities and running the sustainable materials buying club One Planet Products. The...

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