BRE has been selected as the official ‘Research and Innovation Partner’ of Ecobuild – the leading, annual event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, taking place at London’s ExCeL from 4 to 6 March 2014.
The partnership will see BRE, the consultancy, testing and certification research and training organisation, conduct a range of research initiatives in the lead up to and during the event, including the launch of the Ecobuild Academic Forum – a research paper assessing the impact of the built environment on wellbeing, which will be launched at Ecobuild 2014.
Following research conducted at Ecobuild 2013 revealing that 93% of visitors participated in some form of learning at the event, BRE is working with its global network to help define the highly anticipated content programme at Ecobuild 2014. BRE’s CEO Dr Peter Bonfield is already confirmed to tackle the widely debated topic of ‘Nature – market opportunity or legislative burden?’
Alison Jackson, group director of sustainability & construction, Ecobuild, said:
“Our strategic partnership with BRE marks an exciting time for Ecobuild, enabling us to remain at the forefront of knowledge transfer year round. BRE’s established track record for authoritative, impartial research, combined with Ecobuild’s reputation as a world-class platform for knowledge, debate and discussion will create a unique force for driving change across the sustainable built environment.”
Niall Trafford, group chief operating officer, BRE Group, said:
“We are delighted to be working with Ecobuild and believe that together, we can offer unrivalled research capacity that will benefit all stakeholders from across the sustainable design, construction and built environment.”