Making Change in How We Live, Where We Live, in Light of Climate Change

Friday, 7 March 2014

Ecobuild 2014

This year's Ecobuild had plenty to catch the eye and ear.  I was particularly interested in the Resource section on reuse and the circular economy. Here's three projects which sounded good:
  • The RSA's Great Recovery Project about how redesigning systems can help conserve valuable resources and minimise waste. 
  • The London Re-use Network who give young people a chance to develop skills repairing unwanted household items which are then provided to those most in need, in social housing for example, at the same time saving more dumping in landfill. 
  • Rentez-vous which enables women to rent fashion items from each other and from fashion houses rather than buying wardrobes full of things rarely to be worn.
Meanwhile a seminar we attended on Community Energy will definitely be helpful for the Furzedown Low Carbon Zone project.  As well as these highlights, Ecobuild as usual hosted the best in sustainable design, construction and renewable energy.  It's invariably an inspiring event to sample all the latest ideas and to gather useful information.             dt

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