Hayley Baines-Buffery, Head of Sustainable Business at BioRegional social enterprise, presented their method for analysing and reducing the environmental impact of businesses. More...
Published: Sep 26, 2012 10:05:37 AM
Hayley Baines-Buffery, head of Sustainable Business at BioRegional social enterprise, presented their method for analysing and reducing the environmental impact of businesses - One Planet Living. The ten principles framework was used when working with B&Q to engage staff at all levels in improving several areas such as carbon emissions and waste. More...
Published: Sep 25, 2012 3:48:27 PM
Topic Lunch Series
The Environmental Sustainability team hosts a topic lunch series, presentations are given 1-2pm the last Monday of every month by UCL and external speakers. This year's schedule is as follows:
July 30th 2012 - Richard Jackson (UCL Environmental Sustainability) "Sustainability at the Olympics"
Sustainability of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games
September 24th 2012 - Hayley Baines-Buffery (BioRegional) "One Planet Organisations"
Introduction to the One Planet Living principles and overview of some of BioRegional’s work with businesses and the construction sector. BioRegional’s approach to integrating sustainability and inspiring action will be explained using case studies including B&Q.
October 29th 2012 - Alastair McMahon (BioRegional) "Urbanisation in China"
BioRegional have been working in China for over 9 years assisting house builders and local government with integrating sustainability into policy and practice. In this presentation BioRegional will talk about some of their successes and failures, and the challenges facing the construction sector, local government and citizens along China’s path to sustainable urbanization.
November 26th 2012 - Stephanie Gauthier (UCL) "Mapping personal thermal comfort - an application to dwellings"
Thermal comfort has widespread implications, including health and energy demand, yet little is known about the interrelation between thermal-discomfort responses and physical settings. This research presents a mixed-methods’ framework to measure environmental and physiological variables. One of the key aims is to gather accurate measurements while using ‘discreet’ observatory systems to have minimum impact on the occupants’ behaviour.