Green Building conference aims to move 'sustainability' from rhetoric to reality 

THE University of Wales Institute, Cardiff (UWIC), as part of Sustainable Construction Knowledge Wales Network, will be delivering a one day seminar at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) near Machynlleth next week (Monday 14 April).

The conference is aimed at a range of professionals including architects, builders, planners and suppliers of green building technology as well as housing and regeneration workers.
 
Organiser Richard Bickle, from UWIC’s Cardiff School of Management, said: “The widespread adoption of more sustainable methods of design and construction has become a central part of political rhetoric in recent months. 
 
“However, we believe that this will only lead to lasting change if the various groups of professionals and interested parties concerned have a shared understanding of what needs to be done and how to make a difference in practise.
 
“Building on a similar hugely successful event at CAT last year, this seminar aims to facilitate positive dialogue and practical collaboration between all these groups of people.”
 
The seminar, Sustainable Construction: Rhetoric to Reality, takes places at the Centre for Alternative Technology from 11am to 4pm on Monday 14 April. Speakers include Professor Tom Woolley (Rachel Bevan Architects), Jonathan Brown (Land for People), Dr Molly Scott Cato (Cardiff School of Management) and Dr John Littlewood (Cardiff School of Art and Design).
 
For further information contact Richard Bickle on: 07768 184882.
 
The Cardiff School of Management at UWIC has been working in partnership with the other Higher Education institutions in Wales through the Sustainable Construction Knowledge Wales Network, with funding from the Wales Assembly Government's Knowledge Exploitation Fund.  For further information see: http://www.constructionknowledgewales.org.uk/

For further information contact Kelly Harper, Communications Assistant:

Tel: 029 2041 6041
Email: kharper@uwic.ac.uk
Web: http://www.uwic.ac.uk/