Session Synopsis

The construction sector is a major part of the climate change problem. As Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs points out, “Every year over 4 billion tonnes of cement are produced, contributing to around 8 percent of global CO2 emissions”.

As bad as that statistic sounds, it is just one of many. Any attempt to calculate the sector’s true contribution to the crisis must factor in all carbon emissions (embodied and operational), over the full life cycle of all projects.

Of course, progress has been made and ‘Sustainable Architecture’ is now a well-known term. However, for many architects, sustainability doesn’t go far enough because it only involves minimising negative environmental impacts. For them ‘Regenerative Architecture’ – which imagines a world in which negative impacts are eliminated and buildings become part of the environment – is the solution.

This session explores this groundbreaking concept and explains why timber deserves to be included when discussing it.

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Key Learning Outcomes

At the end of this presentation you should be able to –

  • Summarise the construction sector’s contribution to global carbon emissions.
  • Define ‘sustainable architecture’ and outline how the concept has evolved over time.
  • Explain what is meant by the term ‘regenerative design’.
  • Outline the key components of ‘regenerative architecture’ and explain how it differs from sustainable architecture.
  • Explain why timber, a natural resource, has a place in regenerative architecture.

(Practice Management and Professional Conduct PC10, PC12; Project Initiation and Conceptual Design PC28, PC31, PC35)

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Brent Calow, Strategic Accounts APAC, Havwoods

Since joining Havwoods International in 2016, Brent has propagated the global brand of Havwoods throughout APAC and has a greater focus on the strategic direction of Havwoods in all market sectors. By fostering relationships with key stakeholders, the continued growth of Havwoods has been realised through added emphasis on design driven product innovation & European manufacture. He has a keen passion for sustainability and solutions that lessen environmental impact, plus driving the quality paradigm that encapsulates the Havwoods brand.

During his time at Havwoods he has gathered a wide-ranging knowledge of design & construction which enables him to confidently guide project delivery & installation implementation to industry-leading best practice outcomes.

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