13 Sep WWA Sponsors Planet C Future of the Built Environment Event
Cornwall Council’s Employment Space for Advanced Manufacture (ESAM) – a WWA project and winner of the Cornwall Sustainability Built environment award in 2018 – is the home for a day-long exploration of ‘all things net zero for the built environment’, on Wednesday – at an event proudly sponsored by WWA.
The Future of the Built Environment event is one of the highlights of a programme of events running under the Planet C banner throughout September and organized by the Cornwall Chamber of Commerce. Tomorrow’s Future of the Built Environment conference features panel discussions and speakers from a range of expertise within the construction sector and will provide a platform for discussion and innovation in bridging the gap between climate ambition and climate action.
As a B Corp™, WWA aims to influence a more sustainable built environment for people, places, and the planet, both now and in the future. Sponsorship of the Planet C Future of the Built Environment event helps us in achieving our ambition of driving discussions with others in the built environment sector, both fellow businesses and clients, around addressing the key issues facing our sector.
The construction industry accounts for 38% of the global CO2 emissions and we need to reduce those emissions dramatically to achieve the UK’s target of net zero by 2050. WWA are pleased to be supporting an event that is focused on translating environmental and climate goals into a better-built environment and we are keen to see similar events replicated around the country as the pace for change within construction gathers momentum.
WWA’s Scott James and Paloma Hermoso will be guest speakers at the event in St Austell, which runs from 10.00am to 3.00pm.
Scott James is the lead Partner for Sustainability at WWA and will be Chairing the event and be able to discuss with attendees the services we have recently launched at WWA in Carbon Leadership. Scott will also be hosting a Q&A session and has helped shaped the agenda and collaborated with guest speakers on the content.
Paloma Hermoso is an Associate Partner and Retrofit Lead at WWA and will be part of the panel discussing the challenges and opportunities of retrofitting buildings to improved standards, linked to WWA’s new retrofit services.
Scott James said about the event: “We’re delighted to be sponsoring the Chamber of Commerce ‘Planet C’ event focused on the Future of the Built Environment. At WWA we are committed to working in partnership across our sector with like-minded clients and businesses to address the key issues which can help support People, Places and Planet. Construction and the wider built environment sector has such a positive impact on creating the buildings and infrastructure which are critical to communities across the UK, however, in that context, we must collectively address issues such as the carbon impact of our industry; currently estimated at impacting around 38% of global carbon emissions.
The Future of the Built Environment event will cover such key topics as the repurposing of town centres, the decarbonisation of design, advancing the retrofit agenda and biodiversity amongst other areas. Planet C aligns with our approach as a B Corporation in bringing the sector together to underline the collective commitment to using ‘business as a force for good’, something which we are excited to be part of in Cornwall and to see develop with our teams across the UK in coming months.”
To watch a video of Scott being interviewed about Wednesday’s event please visit: https://bit.ly/WWASponsorsPlanetC
To find out more about the event, click: https://www.cornwallchamber.co.uk/events/details/esam-future-of-the-built-environment-9580
To learn more about Scott James visit: https://wwa.uk.com/our-people
For more information about WWA’s B Corp journey, visit: https://wwa.uk.com/b-corp