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Footprint's 5 things to do this week

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This week’s events include a conference on the efficiencies of BIM and discussion on why social sustainability matters

A business case for Green Infrastructure

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When: 29 January, 4.30pm

Where: CIRIA, Classic House, 174-180 Old St, London, EC1V 9BP

This CIRIA Network event will present the latest research and evidence related to valuing and making the case for green infrastructure, together with providing examples of how these valuations can enable improved design for the built environment.

www.ciria.org

Living designs: Moss: from biophotovoltaics to alternative green walls

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When: 30 January, 3.00pm

Where: Bidwells, Bidwell House, Trumpington Road, Cambridge, CB2 9LD.

This half day event will approach the integration of biology in the built environment. The event will highlight projects where moss has been used as a biophotovoltaic medium, and also as an aesthetic component.

www.adaptcbe.co.uk

Green BIM Conference

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When: 31 January, 8.30am

Where: The Building Centre

This half day conference, co-hosted by NBS and NLA will examine what efficiencies BIM can deliver in the design, construction and maintenance of buildings of the future.

www.newlondonarchitecture.org

Why does social sustainability matter?

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When: 31 January,  5.30pm – 7.30pm

Where: Pollard Thomas Edwards Architects

Environmental sustainability has long been a key driver in the built environment. Social Sustainability too often gets left off the agenda.  The evening seminar will look at how this can be addressed.

www.ptea.co.uk

2013 Earth Building UK Conference

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When: 1 February, 9.30am – 6pm

Where: Dartington Hall, Devon

The UK conference on earth building entitled From spaces to places – Building with earth will highlight new and best practice methods and the creativity necessary to achieve new structures from earth.

www.ebuk.uk.com

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