This year’s Futurebuild wants attendees in the built environment to respond to the climate and ecological emergency. Sue Riddlestone shares why you should visit our stand G118 and discover how you can ACT!
We’re in a climate and ecological emergency. It’s time for action. And there’s no better industry to lead the way that the built environment, which emits almost 40% of the world’s carbon emissions. Our buildings mainly run on fossil fuels and aren’t properly insulated, as well as generating enormous amounts of waste and carbon emissions during construction.
What’s more, our streets and communities aren’t designed to help people lead healthy, happy and sustainable lives. They’re centred on single-occupancy, heavily polluting cars because we tend to work and shop far from home. We don’t know our neighbours. There’s little space for nature. The potential for positive change is immense.
A long-time advocate of this potential is Futurebuild, which opened its doors last week and continued its mission to catalyse sustainable change in the built environment. In the vast expanse of London’s ExCel arena, 27,000 people and 400 exhibitors, including yours truly, came together to share and absorb the sector’s latest knowledge, innovations and technologies – all focused on responding to the climate emergency.
How we helped
As well as showcasing our sustainable placemaking services, we wanted to make sure attendees went away with concrete ways to respond to the climate emergency. Using our decades of experience in sustainability and the built environment we shared ten ‘emergency actions’ they could take when creating places to live, work and do business.
The climate and ecological emergency may sometimes feel insurmountable, but every action makes a difference
These actions are shaped by One Planet Living®, our sustainability framework of ten simple principles that creates joined-up, people-focused sustainability strategies for market-leading development, both –big and small.
In the interest of fairness, we want to share that advice with you all too! So, here are our top tips for creating truly sustainable and people-friendly developments, with some examples of inspiring communities already achieving a brighter, fairer and greener future.
The climate and ecological emergency may sometimes feel insurmountable, but every action makes a difference and our One Planet Living framework is designed to break things down into manageable steps.
So, what are you waiting for? Learn more about the One Planet Living framework and download our guidance today to get started. There’s no time like the present.