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Ecobuild 2017, London

Ecobuild 2017

Although more than two thirds of professionals in the built environment identify sustainability as the industry topic of greatest interest to them (1), the actual meaning of the term is constantly developing. Ecobuild’s Redefining Sustainability campaign has been developed to drive discussions about and ultimately create a universally accepted understanding of sustainability that is appealing, engaging and most importantly, accessible to all.

From active social media conversations, blogs, roundtables and ballot boxes at events, the campaign has already seen an extraordinary level of passionate response from the industry. These responses have not only highlighted the need to bring shared goals and objectives into focus, but also the huge gap that needs to be closed through greater collaboration, increased communication and transparency across the supply chain when discussing the topic.

The outcomes of the activity are set to come to life at Ecobuild 2017 (7-9 March, ExCel London) and compliment the event’s overarching Regeneration theme. Alongside collaborators including Turner Prize winner, Assemble, UK-GBC, Construction Products Association, the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE), the three-day conference and exhibition will see architects, politicians and other industry leaders converge to discuss the future of housing, architecture and sustainability through the lens of regeneration.

To be part of this industry changing discussion, share your views, case studies, learning, challenges or successes, join the debate on social media using #SustainabilityIs. For more information on Ecobuild 2017, visit www.ecobuild.co.uk.

(1) Survey of 2,111 respondents conducted in April 2016 by MORAR Consulting

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