Two day event offers cost-effective case for green buildings in tough economic conditions. Influential industry figure Paul Morrell to give keynote presentation.

The onset of a recession in the construction industry will harden the case to design and construct sustainable buildings which will be the message from Building’s Economics of Sustainability in the Built Environment conference, in London next month.

Vital issues such as up-front costs, whole life value and the efficient use of renewable energy and materials will be discussed on 17th and 18th November 2008.

The event will feature a keynote presentation from influential figure Paul Morrell, former senior partner at Davis Langdon and commissioner at the Commission for Architecture in the Built Environment.

Other speakers include:

Senior from the Olympic Development Agency, Dan Epstein and Chris Lee, who will outline the ambitious targets for waste recovery and recycling on the landmark project.

UK Green Building Council Chief Executive Paul King, who will introduce a half day examining the challenge of increasing the efficiency of current building stock.

Architect Jon Bond from Bond Bryan who will assess the capacity for creating a carbon neutral “factory of the future”

Phil Clark, Editorial Director, Sustainability Building, said: 'In today’s tough economic conditions issues of costs, budgets and value are at the top of everyone’s agenda. While initial ‘going green’ costs may still be high, there is now increasing proof that simple measures at design stage can lead to significant savings in running the building. It can also add value to the building when selling or renting the property.'

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