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Cities and the Built Environment Calendar - September

Cities and the Built Environment Calendar - September

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Cities andBuilt Environment
September 2011 ActivitiesThroughout September, 2degrees will be bringing you a range of content and activities relatingto sustainability in the built environment.
New this month are our ‘Essentials’ guides, which
offer concise information and insights into some of the key topics within sustainability. Join usfor webinars on topics including how the US is responding to legislation to rate the energyperformance of buildings and how this will affect businesses; how German low energy standardsare being used to upgrade existing housing and how the UK aims to meet its target to make all
new homes ‘zero carbon’ by 2016. We will also be reporting live form the B4E Climate
Summit2011, which brings together world leaders, CEOs, senior executives and industry experts to shareideas on tackling the environmental challenges facing the world today.
2degrees Essentials
FROM THE WEEK BEGINNING
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EPTEMBER
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In September
2degrees will be bringing you its ‘Essentials’ guides
. Asthe name suggests, these are concise guides giving a handy overview of some of the key topics within sustainability, together with a list of usefulresources for further learning. Within the Cities and Built Environmentgroups we have
‘Essentials’
guides on building environmental ratingschemes, the smart grid and
the UK’s Green Deal
.
 
Thought Leadership
FROM THE WEEK BEGINNINGSEPTEMBER
5
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 New to the our line-up of contributors this month is Robert de Jong of the Urban Land Institute who will covering issues including public andprivate partnership and energy. We will also be bringing you more fromour regular contributors, including the latest from the US Green BuildingCouncil on the build up to the Green Build Expo and the work of theLondon Climate Change Partnership.
 
 
Cities andBuilt Environment
September 2011 Activities
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER
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) States and cities in the US are breaking new ground with policies to ratethe energy performance of buildings and provide that information toconsumers. These policies will impact on billions of square feet of floorspace and influence the real estate decisions of thousands of businesses, tenants, owners and investors.This webinar will look at the recent review of US rating and disclosurepolicies by the Institute for Market Transformation which provides aninsight into policy trends across states and cities and how stakeholderscan anticipate and prepare for the impact that energy performancepolicies are likely to have on them.
MONDAY SEPTEMBER
12
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 The B4E, Business for the Environment, summits bring together worldleaders, CEOs, senior executives and industry experts to share ideas andcommit to solutions, which address the most urgent environmentalchallenges facing the world today.
During this year’s event in London we wil
l be bringing you livestreaming of selected sessions, a write up of building and constructionsession and podcasts with speakers.
 
WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER
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) The
UK has set an ambitious target for all new homes to be ‘zerocarbon’ by 2016. By bringing together experts from the Zero Carbon
Hub and the Home Builders Federation, this webinar will explore the
‘zero carbon’ definition and the approach for delivering hom
es to thestandard. Together with a clear understanding of the challenges therequirements bring and some of the solutions and technologies forachieving it, you will also get a unique insight into how low and zerocarbon homes have been successfully delivered in Canada and thelessons that can be applied in the UK.
 

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