Sustainable Futures

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Course duration: 1 Day

Cost: £295 + VAT

Overview

The sustainability agenda is developing faster than any other part of the business agenda, with the relevant understanding and skills likely to be necessary conditions for success in the 21st century.

Many organisations find the term sustainability abstract, a concept with which it is difficult to connect. At its heart lies the simple idea of integrating economic, social and environmental policies to ensure a better quality of life for everyone, now and for generations to come.

Resource efficiency lies at the heart of the sustainability challenge and organisations need to become more “eco-efficient” by

• creating more value with less impact;
• seizing opportunities to innovate and to enhance competitiveness;
• making better use of physical, human and financial resources; and
• meeting growing consumer demand for more environmentally and socially acceptable goods and services.

Much architecture succeeds because it delights the human spirit, has great functionality and is secure in its urban or rural context. Sustainable development in the built environment has to be a process driven by the narrowing gap between the economic realities of life-cycle costing and the ecological necessities of life-cycle assessment. Consequently, innovation and creativity on an unprecedented scale will be required to yield new processes, new methodologies and new ways of managing the future role of consulting engineers.

This two day course examines ways in which construction professionals could take a central role in finding new ways of meeting people’s needs, expectations and aspirations whilst ensuring that the economy, society and the built and natural environments grow and develop in harmony.

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