Ecobuild 2014 – green infrastructure networking

Friday, March 28th, 2014

A team from The Ecology Consultancy had a busy week at Ecobuild 4-6 March, promoting our work on green infrastructure.

Ecobuild 2014 Sabrina

We made many new contacts from the fields of renewable energy, architecture, landscape and sustainable design. Course-leaders, students and visitors were all keen to talk to us about our green infrastructure projects.

Our Senior Ecologist Ben Kimpton talked about ‘Wildlife on our doorsteps’ in the Biodiversity Lounge and our colleagues Dusty Gedge and Gary Grant, from the Green Roof Consultancy (GRC), captivated large audiences in the Design Lounge with their presentation ‘Incorporating nature in our buildings for multiple benefits’015

A joint design from ourselves and the GRC successfully reached the Greening the Docks competition shortlist, which had been promoted by the Landscape Institute and Ecobuild and supported by the Mayor of London. Unfortunately our design, featuring floating and static pontoons, was not chosen by the formidable judging panel.

See the winning entries here http://www.landscapeinstitute.org/news/Proposal-for-Silvertown-Docks-wins-Royal-Docks-competition 

The judging panel comprised Sue Illman, President of the Landscape Institute, Thomas Lane, Group technical editor, Building & Ecobuild, Ric Blakeway, Deputy Mayor of London (Housing, Land and Property), Peter Barbalov, Partner Farrells, Victoria Thornton, CEO of London Open City and Colm Lacey, Head of Regeneration, London Borough of Newham. 027

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