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19Sep

Progressing sustainable construction in Cornwall

We would like to invite you to our free ‘Achieving Innovation’ Breakfast Meeting on Friday 29th September @ Health and Wellbeing Innovation Centre, Truro hosted by the Building Research Establishment (BRE) and in association with Cornwall LEP & Cornwall New Energy.

Sustainable growth is a core LEP principle.  The LEP Construction Strategy 2014-2020 highlighted the requirement to build a specialism for sustainable construction in Cornwall.  

This series of events focuses on supporting Cornwall’s Construction Industry from the Client all the way through the supply chain, to promote sustainable construction and raise the bar on the delivery of energy efficient buildings through innovation.

Why attend?

Aimed at public and private sector clients who have an interest in new construction, refurbishment or retrofit in Cornwall & Isles of Scilly. This breakfast meeting will showcase a variety of case studies that demonstrate projects with high ambitions for low carbon and energy efficiency technologies, focusing on lessons learnt and added value to both owners and occupiers. Included will be an information exchange and offer of free support from Cornwall New Energy for clients requiring specific project assistance or looking for the opportunity to be involved in an ‘Enabling Innovation’ pilot.

Event agenda

07:30 Arrival – Tea, coffee & breakfast roll

08:00 Introduction

  • The future for construction
  • Cornwall Construction Strategy

08:20 What are the challenges of innovation?

  • Integrating innovation into the design brief
  • Applying whole life cost of innovation
  • Supporting procurement of innovation into the final construction

08:50 What are the opportunities of innovation?

  • Innovating to reduce operational costs
  • Impact evaluation of environmentally performing buildings
  • Commending sustainable buildings
  • Cornwall New Energy project: supporting innovation

09:30 Market place & networking - local innovative product/ service suppliers

To register your attendance for the workshop please visit the Eventbrite website

If you are unable to attend and are interested to find out more about getting involved in the Cornwall New Energy project, please contact Chris Coonick on 01726 871831.

For more information, please visit www.cornwallnewenergy.com  

Future events

13 October Contractors - Innovating for Construction Delivery Breakfast Meeting – Pool Innovation Centre, Pool

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Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local Enterprise Partnership, PO Box 723, Pydar House, Pydar Street, Truro, TR1 1XU

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