Green Infrastructure: How can we build a sustainable future?
Grantham Centre for Sustainable Futures
At present, the building and construction industry is responsible for almost 40% of global carbon emissions, of which 70% is from energy consumption and the remainder from construction materials. The strive for net-zero emissions would require these CO2 emissions to fall by 50% by 2030 according to the IEA.
As the energy grid transitions away from fossil fuels, it is evident that the next step in the fight against climate change is tackling the carbon footprint of building materials, both the manufacture and supply of construction materials as well as the construction process itself. As such, we invite you to join us as we ask the question: How can we build a sustainable future?
This online event will include a panel discussion with experts in construction from both industry and academia to highlight the top priorities and challenges for decarbonising infrastructure, as well as cutting-edge research in the area. There will be the opportunity for you to ask the panellists your burning questions and understand the best practices for building a greener world. All staff, students and general public are welcome.
Chair: Professor Rachael Rothman - Professor of Sustainable Chemical Engineering, The University of Sheffield Panellists: Dr Danielle Densley Tingley - Senior Lecturer in Architectural Engineering, The University of Sheffield Dr Brant Walkley - Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering, The University of Sheffield More speakers to be confirmed.
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