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BUILD WITH CARE

The Build with CaRe (BwC) conference was held at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen on 2 June 2010. The conference is a part of a wider BwC project which aims to support and promote energy-efficient building design and construction in the North Sea Region in Europe. Further information about the project is available at: www.buildwithcare.net

The aim of the conference was to discuss the planning and policy issues related to supporting the implementation of energy efficiency practices in buildings. The conference focused on European policy and how this translates into both UK and local legislation, whilst also looking at the policy issues in other EU countries such as Germany, Sweden and France. Not only the conference was an opportunity for dialogue between policy makers, planners and the construction industry at an EU-level, but also it provided insights into how some of the policy issues may be addressed in practice

The conference was organised and chaired by Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Wahab and Dr. David Moore, Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, RGU. The conference included an overview of the ‘Build with CaRe’ project and was divided into two broad themes, namely: ‘planning and policy issues’ and ‘policy in practice’ respectively. The former theme was presented from an EU perspective cascading down to transnational, national, and local level. The latter theme relates to case studies across various EU countries. The conference was supported by both the CIOB and RICS.

WEBCASTS

Morning Session - Planning and Policy Issues

Session 1: HD

An overview of the Build with CaRe project

Åsa Lindell, Build with CaRe, Region Västra Götaland, Sweden
   
Session 2: HD

Energy Efficient Buildings Policies – EU perspective

Professor Jean Carassus, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, France
   
Session 3: HD

A transnational view

Professor Richard Laing, SSSABE, Robert Gordon University, UK
   
Session 4: HD

The energy and sustainability standards in Scottish building regulations

Gavin Peart, Building Standards Strategy, Directorate for the Built Environment, Scottish Government, UK
   
Session 5: HD

The local view – Aberdeen City

Dr. Maggie Bochel, Head of Planning and Infrastructure, Aberdeen City Council, UK
   

 

Afternoon Session - Policy in Practice

Session 6: HD

A case study of passive houses in Aberdeenshire

Professor Gokay Deveci, SSSABE, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK
   
Session 7: HD

Energy Performance Contracts (EPCs) in housing

Adrien Bullier, Sustainable Development Manager, Immobilière des Chemins de Fer
   
Session 8: HD

Inverdee House, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA)

Neil McCallum, Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA), Head of procurement (facilities and estates), UK

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