Episode 91 of the Sustainable Business Covered podcast delivers three exclusive interviews with experts across the built environment sector to mark World Green Building Week 2020. With buildings accounting for around 40% of global energy consumption and 33% of emissions, this sector is a key focus in the transition to net-zero.
Developed to reflect the theme of the event – #ActOnClimate – this episode sees edie’s senior reporter Sarah George exploring the ways in which businesses are going beyond their own operations and engaging policymakers and the value chain to deliver a just transition to net-zero. edie’s content editor Matt Mace also dials in to provide his insight.
First up, Sarah speaks to the UK Green Building Council’s chief executive Julie Hirigoyen for an overview of the sector’s major opportunities and challenges on the road to net-zero. Julie discusses activism in lockdown and policy engagement for a truly green recovery, among other topics.
Our second interview is with Joseph Homes’ co-founder and chief innovation officer Paul Dipino, who gives his view on the Future Homes Standard and the Green Homes Grant, while outlining his vision for energy-positive housing.
Last but by no means least is an interview with Mott MacDonald’s global sustainability and climate change leader Davide Stronati. Davide discusses the importance of collaboration to deliver the sustainable towns, cities and communities of the future.
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Hear from UKGBC, Lendlease & Kier Group at edie’s green recovery webinar sessions
During this episode, Sarah and Matt make reference to edie’s series of free green recovery-themed webinars and masterclasses taking place on Wednesday 23 September.
Hosted as part of edie’s brand-new Mission Possible: Green Recovery campaign of digital content and events, the Green Recovery Inspiration Sessions offer up an afternoon of live, interactive webinar presentations and discussions – all dedicated to delivering a socially and environmentally sustainable recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.
Access the full agenda and register to attend here. Sessions will be made available on-demand after the event.