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Tuesday 23 Sep 2003

UNEP/GRID-Arendal hosts workshop on sustainable building

For two and a half days from 27 to 29 October GRID-Arendal will host the international workshop “The building and Construction Sector: Moving towards Sustainability” in Arendal, Norway. Discussions will centre on building with wood, improving existing building stock and implementing sustainable building management in governmental politics.

Arendal, 23 September 2003 - For two and a half days from 27 to 29 October GRID-Arendal will host the international workshop The building and Construction Sector: Moving towards Sustainability in Arendal, Norway. The workshop is a cooperation between GRID-Arendal, UNEP's International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC), Husbanken, the Norwegian state bank, Asplan Viak, a Norwegian architects company and Arendal Municipality. Discussions will centre on building with wood, improving existing building stock and implementing sustainable building management in governmental politics. Speakers will come from among other places the Centre for Alternative Energy in the UK,  the Norwegian Ministry for the Environment and from European architect offices.

The workshop has been called to highlight the importance of incorporating sustainability dimensions within the building and construction sector, particularly for existing building stock, to develop a work plan to promote and implement sustainable building and construction practices, and also to present the European Royal Energy Award as a measure of encouragement to local authorities in the region.

There is still time to sign up for the workshop. If you are interested in attending the meeting, please contact : Marianne Hartz: Marianne.hartz@grida.no and Luana Karvel: luana.karvel@grida.no before Monday 6 October 2003.

For more information: More information on UNEP-IETC's project on Sustainable Building and Construction can be had from: http://www.unep.or.jp/
For more information on GRID-Arendal go to: www.grida.no
For more information on Husbanken go to: www.husbanken.no


 

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