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University of London to 'crowdsource' its zero carbon strategy

University seeks novel way of getting industry and academics involved in reducing its carbon emissions

The University of London is bringing decision makers from over 30 UK universities together with experts in architecture, engineering and design in a bid to create a zero carbon strategy.

The University says over the next 20 years, it has big plans for its estate - to expand and update its central London campus, combining new developments and renovations of existing historic buildings, while at the same time aiming to reach zero carbon by 2036.

To help it achieve the goal, the University  is bringing decision makers from 30 UK universities together with leading lights in zero carbon buildings to an event on 12 October,

It says that to achieve this goal will ’require the most innovative solutions and will test the creativity’ of the leaders in zero carbon design and operation. The University added: ”At such a pivotal time in the world of sustainability this event hopes to prove how seriously British designers, architects, consultants and universities are taking the pledges made at the Paris COP21 conference.”

John Bailey, Head of Sustainability at the University of London said: ”Our event is already creating real excitement in both the higher education sector and the worlds of design and architecture as everyone can see the opportunity it provides for inspiring genuine innovation and breaking new ground in such an important area.”

After the event, the University of London will also publish a report summarising everything discussed during the day which will include a directory of services from the attending professionals, along with their contact details. This report will be made available to everyone who attends the conference as well as all 300+ members of the EAUC network (the member association supporting universities and colleges to champion sustainability across the UK).

Tickets are available for £150 here 

 

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