Martin Brown's Blog (40)

Entering the The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards could be good for you

Business is evolving, organisations big and small are taking new approaches to embedding sustainability and seeing results. The Guardian Sustainable Business Awards celebrates innovation and impact in corporate sustainability and the people who are making business better…


Added by Martin Brown on January 22, 2014 at 8:05 — No Comments

Construction and Green Build virtual trade show

Save money!  Reduce CO2 emissions!  and visit leading innovative sustainable construction solutions and projects from across the European continent.

UPDATE: Construction21 Chapters and Green Building Councils from France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Ireland, Lithuania, Latvia and Montenegro have joined Construction21EXPO, with many more to be announced shortly.



Added by Martin Brown on October 21, 2013 at 12:45 — No Comments

Be2talk Speakers - 1

We are delighted to announce the first two speakers and topics for our Be2Talks sessions at the Be2Awards on 25th September.

Be2camp friend David Burden will present "The third BIM: The social built environment model" illustrated via the recent virtual modelling work on the new Library of Birmingham. "There is a need…


Added by Martin Brown on September 13, 2013 at 8:00 — No Comments

Be2talks ...

We are just a couple of weeks away from this years Be2Aards and Be2Talks, taking place on the 25th September as part of London Social Media Week. (Registration open here)

This years be2talks will see a collection of great speakers covering the current leading edge of built environment. Expect topics from sustainability, to BIM, to social media, to big data, to mindfulness ... and…


Added by Martin Brown on September 11, 2013 at 11:30 — No Comments

Be2Green - Be2Camp and Green Vision at Green Build Expo

Be2Camp returns to Greenbuild Expo in May, with Green Vision.

This year's session, taking place on 8th May at Manchester Central from 1pm, will be the best yet, with an amazing line-up of speakers (see below for programme).

GreenBuild Expo itself attracts over 4,000 built environment professionals and takes place on 8th and 9th May. It features over 100 free seminars and workshops on all aspects on sustainable buildings, from integrating renewable energy and BIM for beginners…


Added by Martin Brown on March 31, 2013 at 21:00 — No Comments

Curating Be2Talks

In curating the be2talks to run alongside today's be2awards we sought to provide a programme of TEDx style presentations in differing formats, from speakers and topics not necessarily heard by main stream construction or the regular be2 crowd, but whilst still addressing be2award themes and the current industry zeitgeist.

Hence we have a perhaps eclectic range of topics such as bikes and social media, coffee and social hiking, alongside BIM, Green Deal and Property. Such is the beauty…


Added by Martin Brown on September 26, 2012 at 9:30 — No Comments

Social Media with Be2camp at Green Build Expo

There will be plenty of chances to get to grips with social media at Greenbuild Expo and learn how it can help achieve a sustainable built environment, thanks to be2camp.

Be2camp is a social media advocacy group set up in 2008 to progress the use of web technology in built environment sustainability and is now seen as a touchstone for built environment social media. The group will once again be hosting events as part of Greenbuild Expo in Manchester.

Kicking everything off the…


Added by Martin Brown on May 2, 2012 at 15:30 — No Comments

Green Vision 2012

Cutting Costs and Carbon

Kicking off a new series of seminars and knowledge sharing, Green Vision, the sustainable networking organisation for the property and construction sector, is hosting its first event of the year this week, with ‘Green Building Drivers 2012’, on Thursday 2ndFebruary at Squire Sanders in Leeds.

Other events are on the 01 March and the be2camp web enabled half day conference on the…


Added by Martin Brown on January 31, 2012 at 10:35 — No Comments

ThinkBIMSpring 2012 Seminar Series: BIM Level 2 by 2016

ThinkBIM is back for its second series of events, focusing on some of the recurring themes from our last series. In our first event we will hear from John Lorimer from Manchester City Council providing the client perspective on BIM alongside Paul Woddy who will be introducing some more detail around BIM standards.

The series will continue with monthly events with a twist, our March event will be a thinkBIM…


Added by Martin Brown on January 25, 2012 at 9:07 — No Comments

Can Social Media really drive Sustainability?

From my blog ...

Over the last few weeks I have been working with Ryan at the Construction Network and the team at Sustainability Now on an exciting project to bring social media discussions into the free to attend virtual online Sustainability Now event on the 9th and 10th November

There are two main linked themes to this initiative, a unique sustainability social media ‘list’ and an online social media lounge



Added by Martin Brown on November 8, 2011 at 8:57 — No Comments

Social Media and Sustainability - Sustainability Now

Looking forward to the upcoming Sustainability Now event to be held online on 9th and 10th of November. Make a note in your diary. You even dont have to move from your computer, laptop, iPad or device of your choice!


And just think of the CO2 you will save!


The programme is still being confirmed but will be…


Added by Martin Brown on October 11, 2011 at 8:39 — No Comments

Press Release from Green Vision 2011 #GVis2011

The following release was written by Chocolate PR who attended the successful be2camp / CKE event in Leeds on the 7th July:


Unique Event harnesses twitter for World-wide Conversations

 In a bid to take a Leeds industry event’s discussion global, delegates at Old Broadcasting House last week were told “Unlike other events…


Added by Martin Brown on July 12, 2011 at 4:38 — No Comments

Future of Energy Pecha Kuchas

The GreenVision2011 Future of Energy event at Leeds Met on Thursday 7 July 2011 will include some exciting Pecha Kuchas. Registered to present so far are:


“Affordable Zero Carbon Homes“ Nigel Banks , Keepmoat

“Sustainable Business Management“ Eddie Murphy , Mott Macdonald

“Power usage vs. Power Quality“ Alex Mardipittas , EMS…


Added by Martin Brown on July 5, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

#GVisChat ebook: Future of Energy in Buildings

The (unedited and still be be refined) transcript form the successful

Future of Energy in Buildings tweetchat can be found here

The next #GVischat tweetchat will be in a months time. Topic to be determined, so ideas very welcome!!


Added by Martin Brown on June 24, 2011 at 8:07 — No Comments

Social Media and Sustainability: Be2camp at GreenBuildExpo

Here is the latest line up for the Be2camp session at GreenBuild Expo. As with all of our unconference events timings, topics and sequence subject to change. For updates follow @be2camp and @greenbuildexpo on twitter and watch the signs at the show.


For more…


Added by Martin Brown on June 24, 2011 at 8:00 — No Comments

TweetChat: The Future of Energy in Buildings #GVischat

As part of the GVis2011 Future of Energy in Buildings conference we will be hosting a tweetchat on Weds 22nd June at 8pm BST.


If you have an interest, a view, an opnion or expertise on the future of energy please join in.


The hashtag for this will be #GVischat. The tweetchat will last for one hour.


If you havent participated in a tweetchat before, come along and join in, the chats tend to be fast paced online twitter brainstorming, sharing…


Added by Martin Brown on June 20, 2011 at 15:00 — No Comments

Green Vision Sustainable Energy in Buildings - Unconference 7th July - #GVis2011

We are delighted that be2camp will be a key partner in the Green Vision Sustainable Energy in Buildings event to be held in Leeds at Leeds Metropolitan University on the 7th July.  Be2camp will provide social media, web and unconference expertise to enable the Green Vision event as a global online experience in addition to 'in the room' sessions.


Leading up to the event be2camp in association with CKE and Leeds Metropolitan University will facilitate an online…


Added by Martin Brown on June 2, 2011 at 7:30 — No Comments

Applied Social Media for SME's

We are starting to organise a be2camp event in Manchester, hosted by the CCI (Centre for Construction Innovation) at the CUBE building on Portland Street


The theme will be on the use and application of social media for SME's in the built environment. Outline plans at the moment are a series of 'what is social media' introduction / clinic sessions in the morning followed by the more normal un-conference event in the afternoon and no doubt a tweet-up…


Added by Martin Brown on February 24, 2011 at 6:30 — No Comments

Be2camp first tweet chat: on education and fittingly led by school students

Last Wednesday saw the first be2camp tweet chat as part of our be2camp education month.…

Added by Martin Brown on November 29, 2010 at 21:30 — No Comments

First be2camp tweet chat 24th Nov - part of education month

Latest: 24/11/10 Tweets with the hashtag #b2edchat can be followed at…

Added by Martin Brown on November 18, 2010 at 11:30 — No Comments

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