Edge Debate 68 - Educating the Industry

Monday, April 20th, 2015 | Debates

greenskythinkingGreen Sky Thinking Spotlight Green Debate
In collaboration with London South Bank University and Open-City

Educating the Industry’ is Green Sky Thinking’s spotlight Green Debate in partnership with the Edge Debate Series and LSBU.
Tackling the green-skills gap of mid-career professionals and the ramifications for their leadership in the next 30 years.

How do we educate the construction industry to enable the rapid delivery of low carbon retrofits of existing buildings in order to reach the UK’s 2050 carbon emissions targets?
- What technical skills do mid-career professionals need?
- What non-technical skills do they need?
- How can professionals be motivated to develop the necessary skills?
- What are the best ways to deliver them?
- How should young people already trained in sustainability engage with earlier generations who are not?
- What does the role of a ‘retrofit coordinator’ look like? How do we make it mainstream and what is the role of universities and the industry in developing it?

Introduction: David Ball, Chairman, David Ball Group

Chair: Clare Wildfire, Director, Mott MacDonald

Charles Egbu, Dean, School of the Built Environment and Architecture, LSBU
Gavin Killip, Environmental Change Institute, University of Oxford
Tom Dollard, Pollard Thomas Edwards, Zero Carbon Hub
David Adams, Willmott Dixon Energy Services

Keyworth Events Theatre, London Southbank University
Keyworth Centre, 21 Keyworth Street, London SE1 6NG

Debate 6.30pm for 7.00pm – 8.30pm

The debate will be followed by a wine reception and networking.

To attend please register on the Green Sky Thinking website


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