A virtual exhibition and events series from 31 October to 12 November 2021 highlights the built environment’s role in tackling the climate and ecological crises: Build Better Now.
The Building Centre is proud to join a coalition of almost 100 organisations to ensure the importance of the built environment in the Race To Zero is recognised at November's COP26.
The built environment has a central role to play in supporting the world’s transition to a net zero carbon economy. Globally, buildings consume over a third of energy produced, and are responsible for 40% of global energy-related carbon emissions.
In recognition of the importance of the built environment sector in tackling climate change, the UN’s Climate Conference COP26 will feature a dedicated Built Environment Day as part of its presidency programme. Climate change has never been higher on the global public agenda and Build Better Now has been curated to give the sector a strong voice within this internationally significant event.
Build Better Now virtual pavilion
Explore an immersive virtual reality exhibition to discover international projects offering solutions to the climate crisis. Accessible globally from a laptop, tablet or mobile device, this exhibition invites everyone to learn about innovative and sustainable ideas for buildings, cities and infrastructure that are having a positive impact on people’s lives.
Following an international Open Call, 17 exemplary sustainable projects and a centrepiece installation have been selected to feature in the online exhibition demonstrating the opportunities for tackling the Climate Emergency and limiting the environmental impact of the buildings and cities we inhabit.
Visit the virtual pavilion here.
The Build Better Now events programme follows daily themes of the official COP26 Presidency Programme with a focus on the Built Environment. Featuring speakers from across the global industry with a range of expertise, the programme promises to be an inspiring way to engage with the solutions our buildings can provide.
Build Better Now events are free and open to a global audience.
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