Around 150 delegates attended the ‘Wood Futures Conference – Countdown to Zero’ in London’s Royal Festival Hall on November 6.
Organised by WBPI’s sister publication Timber Trades Journal (TTJ) in partnership with the Medite 2016 Forum, the conference addressed the issues raised by The UK government’s statement that from 2016 all new homes must be ‘zero carbon’. Commercial buildings must meet the same target in 2019.
The likely impact of this requirement on the construction industry and its suppliers was examined by nine speakers from architects and designers to housebuilders, government spokesmen and the Carbon Trust, together with lively question and answer sessions.
The international delegates came from timber and panel suppliers, the building and construction industry, design and certification.