New for 2020, Resourceful Materials will demonstrate ways in which the construction industry supply chain will to play a critical role in enabling the UK’s recent net zero carbon targets move from an ambitious statement towards a reality.
This major new hub will showcase innovative materials and low carbon closed-loop strategies from across established and emerging sectors. From low carbon versions of familiar materials such as concrete, glass and steel, as well as emerging natural materials that are beginning to offer viable options to plastics and other commonplace materials that have become an environmental challenge.
The Resourceful Materials Keynote Stage programme will bring together experts in material and design innovation from across Europe. It will include a keynote from a world-renowned innovator, a daily ‘Big Innovation Pitch’ where 6 start-ups/ innovators will pitch their innovations to a panel of judges plus additional sessions presenting up-to-date new research and good practice examples.
Topics will include:
- How conventional materials can reduce their carbon footprint
- Organic alternatives to plastic
- Urban Mining, Buildings as Material Banks, Material Passports, Cradle to Cradle and Life Cycle Assessments
- Rules, regulations and standards – what you need to know
- How ‘circular thinking’ needs to be embedded into all aspects of the built environment
Resourceful Materials will be curated and hosted by Duncan Baker-Brown, Architect, academic and author of The Re-Use Atlas; a designer’s guide towards a circular economy.