Healing the Future: Discussion points from sustainability lecture


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Healing the Future: Discussion points from MSc sustainability lecture for Construction Management, exploring the future of sustainability in the sector, and the need to turn around the negative impact into a positive impact.

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Healing the Future: Discussion points from sustainability lecture

  1. 1. Healing the Future Sustainability martin brown advocacy | @fairsnape | consulting
  2. 2. Martin Brown •  Built Environment Strategy •  Sustainability •  Collaborative Working •  Social Media •  Business Improvement www.fairsnape.com
  3. 3. Healing the Future Sustainability •  Principles + Concepts •  Applications •  Discussions discussion point slides for Advanced Construction Technology MSc Seminar
  4. 4. Built Environment contributes 40%
  5. 5. 100yrs global warming in 26 secs Built Environment contributes 40%
  6. 6. "Sustainable development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Not compromising future generations Brundtland Definition
  7. 7. @fairsnape Not compromising future generations Sustainable Development?
  8. 8. GREY TO GREEN cornucopian accomodationalist Do nothing now Technology will solve Resources are plentiful Reject as much as possible Do little as necessary foresight Because it makes sense gaian Earth is a balanced system Community based Grass roots Connectivity Be led by legislation @fairsnape
  9. 9. Photo by Fairsnape martin brown @fairsnape 2013
  10. 10. Photo by Olof S martin brown @fairsnape 2013
  11. 11. Photo by Vilseskogen 2013 martin brown @fairsnape
  12. 12. Photo by AdamKR 2013 martin brown @fairsnape
  13. 13. Photo by departing(YYZ) @fairsnape 2013 martin brown
  14. 14. "Sustainable Business is giving more back to the environment and nature than we take” from The Responsible Business, Yvon Chouinard We should use the word sustainability with great care Sustainable Business?
  15. 15. Have we picked the low hanging fruit? Sustainable Construction
  16. 16. It s a mammoth task but we have the tools Creative Collaboration
  17. 17. "Sustainable construction: its time to think differently, its time to heal the future” Martin Brown Moving from a 40% negative impact to 40 Percent Positive
  18. 18. Carbon and Local Responsible Construction
  19. 19. Managing Resources Planetary Boundaries
  20. 20. Photo by “the Wanderers Eye” Photo by “The Wanderers Eye 2013 martin brown martin brown @fairsnape @fairsnape 2013
  21. 21. Green Building Biomimicry and Biophillia
  22. 22. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jORau0V62c Moving from Take, Make, Dump .. Circular Thinking
  23. 23. Social Media and Transparency
  24. 24. Material Transparency Healthy and Responsible
  25. 25. “– its time to think differently – time to heal the future” Martin Brown Time to heal the future 40 Percent Positive
  26. 26. "Sustainable construction is when we move from doing less bad to doing more good" Restorative Sustainability
  27. 27. Summary Discussions
  28. 28. Recommended Further Reading and ReSearching: The Responsible Business – Yvon Chouinard The Circular Economy Foundation Biophillia – EO Wilson Fairsnape iSite Blog UKGBC website and UKGBC Pinpoint The Living Building Challenge The Bullitt Centre The UK Sustainable Construction Strategy 2012 Towards New innovation Collaborations (UCLAN pub)
  29. 29. More … follow the issues covered in this lecture on the Fairsnape iSite blog at: www.fairsnape.com … and join the conversations on twitter @fairsnape martin brown advocacy | @fairsnape | consulting