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Built Environment Calendar - February 2012

Built Environment Calendar - February 2012

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Cities andBuilt Environment
February 2012 Activities
Commercial buildings come under the spotlight this month with a webinar introducing the topic of behavior change and how it can be used to improve the energy consumption of commercial buildings.We also take a look at the strategies for implementing portfolio-wide environmental managementsystems with a look at a case study of an ISO 14001 certified program covering the landlord-controlledareas in large properties. Technology is the focus of our webinar on building information modelling, as weexplore what it means for sustainability in terms of the design and operation of buildings
. We’re also
adding to our line-up of regular bloggers and bring you interviews on smart grid trends and discussionson setting up community energy projects.
Thought Leadership
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This month, architect Carolina Passos will be telling us why shehas decided to improve her management skills by enrolling on acourse about managing sustainable building projects.
We’ll also
continue to bring you incisive views from our regularcontributors including:Joe Peachfrom
thisbigcity 
and the latestfrom the team at the US Green Building Council.
 
Cities andBuilt Environment
February 2012 Activities
Emerging Trends in Smart GridTechnologies
THURSDAY FEBRUARY
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Takayuki Shintani specializes in researching trends within the ICTsector
. In February he’ll be sharing his
insights via a blog post onsome of the key issues emerging in the global smart grid sector,including a look at what progress is being made in Japan.
Improving Energy EfficiencyThrough Behavior Change: Anintroduction
MONDAY FEBRUARY
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 A significant portion of a building
’s energy use is
related to howthe occupants use it - more than half in some cases. In this2degrees Sustainability Essentials Guide
to the topic we’ll be
looking at questions such as the difference between behavior and
attitude, why it’s important to businesses
trying to be moreefficient and environmentally conscious, and the barriers todelivering on behavior change.
We’ll also be running a webinar on
behavior change later in the month
 
Sustainable Supply Chains:Addressing the big challenges
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The Action Sustainability Annual Conference will give you the chance to discover how to work with your supply chain to deliversustainability and value. The conference will provide new ideasand fresh approaches to some of the BIG sustainability challengeswe all face from an exciting pool of leading procurement andsustainability experts. The conference takes place in CentralLondon and 2degrees members can access a special 15% discount.Please email Stephen Kennett for the reference code to use whenbooking.
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We’ve heard a lot about how the smart grid will transform the way
electricity is delivered and consumed. But water may be the nextmajor resource to get the smart grid treatment. In this webinar
we’ll find out how water monitoring and conservation can be
improved using smart grid technologies.
 
Cities andBuilt Environment
February 2012 Activities
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As a major real estate fund manager, PRUPIM recognizes the keyrole it can play in reducing the environmental impacts of the
properties it manages. The company’s strategy focuses on
increasing the efficiency of its largest properties to reduce CO2emissions, cut energy and water consumption and minimize wasteproduction. It is achieving this by implementing a portfolio-wideISO 14001 certified Environmental Management System, coveringall landlord-controlled areas. Find out
how it’s doing it
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Energy Performance of Buildings Directive
TUESDAY FEBRUARY
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The recast EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive willrepeal and replace the 2002 version from 1 February 2012. Listento this podcast to find out what it means for you.
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With Building Information Modelling (BIM) increasingly beingrequired on projects in the US and becoming a key part of theprocurement of public buildings in the UK , what opportunitiesdoes it offer for delivering more sustainable designs? In thiswebinar we outline what BIM is, the drivers for using it and how itcan be used to deliver more cost-effective and sustainable designand operation of buildings.
Electric Vehicles and the SmartGrid
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)Electric vehicles and the smart grid go hand-in-hand sounderstanding the potential growth of the EV market, thetechnologies being used and how they will be accommodated bythe grid is essential. Join this webinar to find out about the latestdevelopments.

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