As part of Bristol’s Festival of Sustainable Business, I attended a remarkable seminar on sustainableconstruction. So insightful I have to share!

Nathan Bradbury discussed how we’re in a climate emergency 🚨- 150 local authorities citing 2030 to be carbon neutral. A radical shift in policy is needed.

If temp rises by 1.5 degrees this could cause severe impacts on environment & economic growth rise. Can you believe 80% of homes in 2050 are already built thus we need to tackle existing housing stock rather than focus on new homes. The average cost of implementing a retro-fit carbon neutral home is £50-80k! It’s a huge investment & not without its challenges. Whilst government have a £320m grant to support clean growth, they intend to create a self-sustaining market, thus won’t keep pumping money into the scheme.

Dave Crew of Weston College shared news of the launch of an innovative learning centre, equipping students with skills fit for the future in 3 key construction areas – plant operations, scaffolding, and groundworks.

Steffie Broer of BrightGreen Futures amazed us with her eco self-build community housing development in Bristol, offering renewable technology and sustainability features. There are still some properties left!

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