London Uni seeks people to go to hero from zero

The University of London is inviting experts to an October gathering to formulate a plan for hitting its zero carbon target by 2036

The University of London is bringing decision makers from more than 30 UK universities – together with experts in architecture, engineering and design – to create its zero carbon strategy.

The University has plans to expand and update its central London campus with several new developments – plus renovations of existing historic buildings – while simultaneously aiming to hit a zero carbon target by 2036.

Achieving this goal, it says, “will require the most innovative solutions and test the creativity of the leaders in zero carbon architecture, consultation, design and evaluation”. Thus, the gathering on 12th October of key university decision makers, together with leading lights in zero carbon buildings.

After the event, the University will publish a report summarising everything discussed, plus a directory of services of attending professionals. The report will be made available to everyone who attends the conference, as well as all 300+ members of the EAUC network (the member association supporting universities and colleges to champion sustainability across the UK).

The event “hopes to prove how seriously British designers, architects, consultants and universities are taking the pledges made at the Paris COP21 conference”.

Tickets are available here for £150, limited to two per organisation. For enquiries about the event, email matthew.wilkinson@london.ac.uk.