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Launch Event for the NWDA Sustainable Buildings Awareness Raising and Knowledge Transfer Programme

Date:
Organiser: NWDA & CCI
Location: CUBE, Portland Street, Manchester
Email: emma.looskin@ccinw.com
Phone: 0161 295 5076

Is the North West ready for Sustainable Development? You bet it is! In May 2007 the Sustainability Forum, along with the NWDA, asked the question “Is the North West ready for sustainable development?” The answer, nearly 2 years ago, was “not quite”, but the Report commented that the region would “benefit from a comprehensive introduction to the guidance material, training and assessment methods already available to underpin delivery of best practice”. The NWDA responded to this by announcing their Sustainable Buildings Policy which now sets standards in ten key policy areas for developments seeking NWDA funding. The NWDA are now ready to introduce their ‘Sustainable Buildings Awareness Raising and Knowledge Transfer Programme’, run by CCI, that will help make public and private sector developers, Local Authorities, architects and contractors aware of the Policy, the tools and techniques available to measure and monitor the objectives of the Policy and will enable the reduction of carbon emissions and the consideration of social and economic issues both during construction and in use. The ‘Sustainable Buildings Awareness Raising and Knowledge Transfer Programme’ will help to make the North West ready for sustainable development. The Programme will provide an opportunity for you to attend workshops that will raise awareness of each aspect of the Sustainable Buildings Policy and provide you with information on current best practice in each area so that you can apply them in your own organisation. Alongside the workshop programme briefing packs a web-based resource will be available as a portal for disseminating knowledge. This will act as a signpost to key organisations, provide case studies of good practice and inform you of all events. To find out more about the NWDA’s ‘Sustainable Buildings Awareness Raising and Knowledge Transfer Programme’ and to obtain information about future events and support come along to the launch event. Agenda: § Ian Cooper – Eclipse: baseline position § Matt Waltho – NWDA: the NW’s policy and implication § Tim Whitehill – BRE: tools to support implementation § Emma Kyng – CCI: the Sustainable Buildings Awareness Raising and Knowledge Transfer Programme § Ian Cooper – Eclipse: facilitated session on next steps To reserve a place at this event please contact Emma Looskin at CCI at emma.looskin@ccinw.com or 0161 295 5076.

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