EDGE, a hub for sustainable design and building materials, is celebrating its first anniversary with a short talks programme and cocktail reception on Wednesday 5th October from 1800 – 2200.
EDGE, an acronym for Eco Design Green Environment, will host its one-year anniversary celebratory evening in collaboration with Futurebuild, the industry stage for building product innovation. The evening will include a short talks programme, delivered in the PechaKucha storytelling format, featuring a number of practitioners providing insight into why they have put sustainability and regenerative thinking at the heart of their professional lives.
• A legacy Reborn: 242 Marylebone Road project by Phillip Turner, AHMM at 6:30pm
• Biophilic Design: Inspiring Happier, Healthier and More Productive Places to Live and Work by Kenneth Freeman at 7:00pm
• Getting it right from Business /ESG for the future workplace by Ana Rita Barrera Martins at 7:30pm
The short talks programme will be followed by ‘green’ and tonic cocktails.
Commenting Robynne Hammer, COO at EDGE said: “It has been a tremendous year for EDGE in which we have grown from a handful of initial partners to over 60 brands with a rapidly expanding network of specifiers, sustainability enthusiasts and industry partners.
The staging of events allowing for networking, discussions, and solutions for turnkey project solutions has been instrumental to our success and we look forward to the many projects the brands have been specified for coming to fruition.
Following the recent announcement setting out economic growth through investment in green energy and technology projects, we anticipate that there will also be more green schemes available supporting further sustainable build and design – EDGE being the perfect place to find solutions.”
EDGE was created in response to the tremendous impact the construction industry has on the environment, both in the building of structures and in their lifelong footprint. Its mission is to create a space, both on the high street and online, to connect sustainably-conscious material suppliers and specifiers while welcoming the general public and anyone dedicated to building and designing with the environment in mind.
EDGE brings together many innovative, sustainable brands such as paint, heat recovery, wall finishes, flooring, carbon-neutral furniture and much more, all into one place where people can be given a clear vision of what the future of living and working environments looks like.
Now in its 17th year, Futurebuild – formerly known as Ecobuild – has driven the sustainability agenda by providing a showcase for products and materials that support innovation for the safer, smarter creation of net zero buildings.