GVis: Transparency

At this conference on Wednesday 3rd July, delegates took part in roundtable discussion groups focusing on transparency and its impact on sustainable building and products today, from natural materials to new business models, learning from experts who have designed, amended and refocused their processes for increased efficiency, repeatability, dematerialisation, collaboration, competitive advantage and much more.

We looked at:

  • How Client behaviour is changing, leading to new opportunities for more sustainable buildings and businesses.
  • How apparently disruptive technologies can dramatically improve building quality and processes and information availability.
  • What tools and processes are available for assessing your building products using the Living Building Challenge 'DECLARE' certification for healthy natural products.
  • How new business models based on circular thinking and innovation are emerging in the marketplace.
  • The Phipps Conservatory, one of the world's most energy efficient and sustainable conservatories in an intriguing live presentation from Pittsburgh in the USA. (In recent decades, Phipps has evolved into one of the region's most vibrant, thriving cultural attractions, bringing fresh perspectives and artists into this historic glasshouse environment. It has also become a strong advocate for advanced green-building practices, sustainable gardening and a tangible environmental awareness; meaning it is a great example of beauty amongst sustainable buildings.)

Event content

  • As well as the CoverItLive live blog, Martin Brown collated tweets and presentations from the event into a Storify stream.
  • Photos from the event above are also available via Flickr (here; or see all GreenVision series photos) and as a Be2camp album.
  • Presentations and videos (mainly for audio purposes) will be posted below:


Keynote talk
Bob McKittrick

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