Making Places Last - Sustainable Homes and Communities
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Making Places Last - Sustainable Homes and Communities

When: Wednesday, November 7, 2018
8:15 AM
Where: Tally Ho Training Ground
Birmingham B5 7RN
United Kingdom

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Making Places Last is the 4th in a series of successful annual events focusing on Sustainable Homes and Communities. We will present Case study evidence that innovative products and solutions are available to ensure communities we are developing now will be low carbon, sustainable and functioning in a circular economy by 2030, the target date to meet the Sustainable Development Goals . We can stop perpetuating mistakes of the past that have led to Grenfell and continuing waste and polluting activities. We have the means to do so. We will bring together product and service providers from the myriad of sectors that can collaborate to deliver fit for purpose communities plus those responsible for ensuring we should have such communities in the future.

We are delighted to incorporate an interactive RSA Sustainability Network 'World Cafe' workshop into the day's events which will explore issues arising from the presentations and question and test conclusions. With targets set for a transition away from fossil fuelled vehicles to clean and renewable energy systems; localised, renewable energy provision; a public rebellion against throw away plastic; the new world of information technology; moves towards localised food provision, we truly are experiencing a transformational revolution. How can we energise it? What hurdles stand in the way?

The Ecoed Student Session

During this 1 hour session, students will be invited to reflect on what they’ve seen and heard so far at the conference – and what they know about the sustainability issues of our times – and create their own “pledge” or call to action in the shape of a video, a poster/banner, or any other creative form that can be viralised through social media. They will hear from the successful brand builder and environmentalist – Simon Jordan – on how to create an ecocampaign, and they will experiment with creating a proposal that will be exposed to the other conference participants.

The Ecoed Challenge 

Ecoed are also running a 7 days online challenge, where conference participants will be able to use an online tool to contribute to the practical data-based research on environmental footprint knowledge and action. Your participation is crucial, the more data we have, the better! Plus the top 3 participants will win an eco-prize! The results of the research will be presented at the Conference.



08:30-09:00 Registration, refreshments and exhibition

09:00-10:45 Paul Dockerill Walsall Housing Group, Jono Adams Anthesis, Stephen Gapik Soltherm External Insulations, Ben Harding SUEZ Recycling & Recovery UK, Debbie Ward Circular Economy Club, Gerrard Fisher QSA Partners LLP, Simone Hindmarch Commercial

10:45-11:15 Refreshments, networking and exhibition

11:15-13:00 Monique Seth Conigital Group, Gavin Heaphy North West Cambridge Development, Mike Leonard Building Alliance, Tom Pell The Clean Kilo, Peter Braithwaite Independant Sustainability Advisor, Carolina Karlstrom Jade Advisory (for Ecoed), Professor Peter Slater University of Birmingham, Susan Harris RSA Sustainability Network

13:00-14:00  Lunch

14:00-15:30 RSA Sustainability Network in ConveRSAtion - 'World Cafe' - Interactive discussion facilitated by Susan Harris RSA Sustainability Network



Beverley Nielsen Director BCU – Chair
Keynote Speaker Maciej Korbasiewicz – CEO Bolix S.A.
Ben Harding Corporate Development Director SUEZ recycling and recovery UK 
Simone Hindmarch Managing Director Commercial 
Stephen Gapik MD UK and Ireland Soltherm External Wall Insulation
Gerrard Fisher Partner, Circular Business Models QSA Partners LLP 
Debbie Ward Circular Economy Club 
Prof Peter Slater University of Birmingham
Thomas Pell The Clean Kilo
Paul Dockerill Director of Energy and Programme Management whg ( Walsall Housing Group)
Mike Leonard CEO Building Alliance
Peter Braithwaite Independent Sustainabiliy Advisor
Gavin Heaphy Construction Director North West Cambridge Development
Carolina Karlstrom Ecoed Associate Jade Advisory Ltd
Jono Adams Associate Director Anthesis
Monique Seth Partner Conigital
Susan Harris Chair RSA Sustainability Network

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