Putting sustainability at the heart of London Festival of Architecture

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Two of the biggest environmental challenges we face as a society – tackling habitat loss and designing ‘carbon conscious’ buildings – are our areas of focus at this year’s London Festival of Architecture (LFA).

The LFA is a month-long celebration of architecture and city-making, taking place every June across London. The Festival’s mission is to open up discussions around architecture, test new ideas and uncover and promote new talent. The theme for the LFA 2022 is ‘Act’. Through the festival, Patrons such as Ibstock and visitors will be asked to examine how we can act for ourselves, each other, our cities and the environment.

At Ibstock, we’re not only witnessing an increased demand for products that address these issues – we are also doing all we can through our new ESG Strategy to 2030 to deliver positive change in the built environment.

This is why we’re putting biodiversity and environmentally sensitive specification right at the heart of our presence at the London Festival of Architecture.

Inspirational speaker line-up

We are delighted to host four inspirational events at our I-Studio focusing on themes that will not only connect with our customers – but our wider stakeholders too. Each talk is designed for broad appeal to both architects and designers and even eco-conscious self-builders, homeowners and nature-lovers.

EVENTS 1 & 4

Carbon Conscious Specification: How to take a Balanced Approach to Design & Specification

The built environment accounts for nearly 40% of global carbon emissions. So, what can we all do to drive this figure down? Our design and sustainabilty team present the facts, figures and supporting evidence for more carbon-conscious approaches to specification.

Event Hosted by: Ibstock Design Advisor Irina Hughes & Ibstock Specification Consultant Agne Metlovaite – with Michael McGowan, Ibstock Group Sustainability Manager and Emily Landsborough Ibstock Group Sustainability Advisor.

Dates:

09 June 2022 (12:30 – 15:00 BST) – BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE Carbon Conscious Specification – 9th June

29 June 2022 (12:30 – 15:00 BST) – BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE Carbon conscious specification – 29th June

EVENT 2

Making friends with the ‘Bat Pack’: How to design urban environments that support a diverse eco-system and the bat population

Guest speaker: Jo Ferguson from the Bat Conservation Trust and Helena Rivera from A Small Studio. This brilliant team collaborated to change the way the built environment supply chain – from planners, to architects, to home-owners & their children, through to landlords and building managers – views bats and how we can support them. We’ll find out how they did it – and how it’s delivering positive change.

Event Hosted by: Ibstock’s Irina Hughes & Agne Metlovaite

Date: 14 June 2022 (12:30 – 15:00 BST) – BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE Making Friends with the ‘Bat Pack’

EVENT 3

Why bugs matter: How to Encourage a Strong, Diverse and Healthy Eco-System in Urban Habitats

Guest speaker: BUGLIFE’s Paul Hetherington, Director of Fundraising and Communications.Paul is a truly inspirational figure driving positive change in the world of biodiversity – he’ll be sharing his passion for insects – and details of his charity’s recent Bugs Matter survey.

Event Hosted by: Ibstock Design Advisor Irina Hughes & Ibstock Specification Consultant Agne Metlovaite

Date: 22 June 2022 (12:30 – 15:00 BST) – BOOK YOUR PLACE HERE Why Bugs Matter

Our events at London Festival of Architecture are open to anyone who shares our passion for sustainability. But, numbers are limited, so please do book ahead to confirm your place.  All of our events are free to attend.