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How Can Chemistry Make Buildings More Sustainable?

26th March 2014, London, UK

The conference: How Can Chemistry Make Buildings More Sustainable? will take place on 26th March 2014 at the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining in London. The conference will focus on the use of bio-renewable and recycled materials, and of low carbon and low or no-volatiles processes in sustainable buildings. This year’s conference will be organised by SCI’s Science & Enterprise Group.

During the conference participants will have an opportunity to learn about:

  • Coatings and paints for sustainable building protection
  • Low-carbon cement
  • The application of insulated external cladding to older properties
  • Carbon-negative concrete blocks
  • Opportunities for innovation in the built environment

The conference is open to a wide range of audiences including technology providers, the knowledge transfer networks (KTN’s), and the Built Environment community, with a target audience of technology providers, materials suppliers and industry associations.

For more information on this conference, please click here.

European Green Capital Award

Sustainable buildings play an important role  in achieving efficient and sustainable European cities. Reykjavík in Iceland was one of six cities shortlisted for the European Green Capital Award 2012/2013 cycle. In Reykjavík, all electric power and heating is derived from renewable energy sources and additional efforts are being made to enhance the energy efficiency of buildings, for example by improving the quality of insulation.

For more information on the European Green Capital Award click here.

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