Get the knowledge on building technology

BUSINESSES and home owners will hear simple ways to improve energy performance and save money at a University of Bedfordshire event on January 27.

The uni’s first Knowledge Network event of 2011 will be focusing on how sustainable building technology can make good economic sense and save money for everyone.

Members of the construction and engineering sectors, as well as anyone who owns or rents property in Bedfordshire are invited to attend Sustainability, Buildings and People, at 6pm at Putteridge Bury Conference Centre, Luton.

David Jazani, senior lecturer at the university, will be presenting cost saving methods and the environmental benefits of sustainable building technology.

Gary Kirby, Knowledge Network manager and host of the event said: “The construction and engineering industries must ensure that they are meeting stringent, legislative requirements for new buildings.

“Understanding and adopting sustainable building technology is important in ensuring the future growth of our society, without impacting negatively on the environment. What’s more, sustainable building technology has significant economic benefits for all concerned. We all have a vested interest in this technology, both environmentally and economically.”

The event will also allow people who attend to get an insight into the principles of sustainable building technology and an introduction to the functions of ‘PassivHaus’, a construction standard for buildings.

The keynote speaker will be Anil Virji, partner and environmental officer at Pictons Solicitors of Luton. He was responsible for writing and implementing the company’s environmental management system, will be sharing his knowledge and expertise on ‘greening’ his company and becoming the first firm of solicitors to achieve ISO 14001.

For more information visit www.theknowledgenetwork.co.uk or call 0800 328 5334.