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Sustainable Construction Seminar - #FoSB

  • Triodos Bank The Foundation, Lower Ground Floor, St George’s Road Bristol, BS1 5BE (map)

The Future Economy Network is proud to be presenting this seminar with subscribers and sponsors Bevan Brittan. They will be joined by representatives from HAB Housing and Bright Green Futures.

The decarbonisation within construction, building maintenance and heating is key to progressing our ambitions towards carbon neutrality. What can we learn from across the UK and further afield? What opportunities does this present for business and what funding opportunities can help progress these aspirations?

Chaired by Nathan Bradberry, Bevan Brittan

Robert Harrold, HAB Housing

Lovedon Fields – a holistic approach to sustainable homes. From a conventionally farmed field HAB recreated a rich habitat for local flora and fauna, a large extension to the village park and fifty sustainable homes that sit lightly in the new landscape. This talk outlines the design philosophy, some of the key features of the project and how we realised our ambitions and those of the community.


9:30 – 9:55 – Registration and coffee

9:55 – 10:00 – Introduction from The Future Economy Network

10:00 – 10:10 – Introduction from Triodos Bank

10:10 – 10:30 – Guest of Bevan Brittan

10:30 – 10:50 – Guest of Bevan Brittan

10:50 – 11:10 – Robert Harrold, HAB Housing

11:10 – 11:30 – Steffie Broer, Bright Green Futures

11:30 – 11:55 – Panel Discussion

11:55 – 12:00 – Closing remarks

12:00 – 12:30 – Networking

After 12:30 – Visit exhibition and have lunch at Millennium Square (see below)

As part of your ticket, you will receive a lunch voucher to exchange at our Sustainable Food Zone at Millennium Square. 


Robert Harrold, Design Manager, HAB Housing

Rob’s early career as a structural engineer found him designing anything from Maggie’s Centres to airport terminals, anywhere from London to Jakarta. Through his work on residential projects for some inspirational clients he developed a keen interest in creating high quality, sustainable housing which ultimately brought him to HAB Housing. As design manager he has the opportunity to shape projects to fulfil HAB’s ethos of making sustainable, beautiful and joyful places to live.

The Future Economy Group are working with carbon offset provider, The Converging World to calculate Festival attendee’s carbon footprint. Attendees for the seminars have the option to add this to their ticket price when completing their Eventbrite booking, with a suggested donation of £1 per attendee. It is hoped that this will help those attending to consider their carbon footprint in their everyday activities. For those who decide against offsetting their carbon, The Future Economy Group will make their payment. All payments will be made to our chosen charity, The Converging World. Find out more information here.

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Earlier Event: September 12
Afternoon Event: Sustainable Local Food
Later Event: September 17
International Trade Seminar - #FoSB