CASE Open Lectures presents Chris Twinn from Twinn Sustainability

On Tuesday 21st March 2017, Chris Twinn from the Twinn Sustainability will give a CASE Open Lecture entitled ‘Where is Sustainability going next?’ The lecture will take place in Marlowe Lecture Theatre 1 at 6PM.

Sustainability is about to take a big change in direction, changing fundamentally how we design buildings. It finally brings together the Social, Economic and Environmental Triple Bottom Line. As built environment professionals, we are missing a bigger picture when we simply tick-box BREEAM / LEED / WELL. While we focus on this low-level compliance, sustainability is about to take a whole new direction. Why is this, and what will drive it into mainstream. How can this be turned into an opportunity?  And how will this directly affect our next generation design of buildings? Chris will lead an exploration of what is waiting around the corner.

With a background in building design, planning and site implementation, Chris has formed his own specialist sustainability consultancy following 28 years with Arup, as a director and Arup Fellow. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers, review panellist for Design Council:CABE and Historic England among others, and an EDGE committee member.

His projects have been worldwide, including many extra-low resource-use prototypes and exemplars. These include the BedZED project, Portcullis House, CSH6* Kingspan Lighthouse, numerous BREEAM firsts, Kings Cross Central masterplan, and many others. Chris worked in China for 3 years on a range of Eco-city masterplanning and zero carbon projects. The premise behind much of his current work is that sustainability should cost less than business-as-usual.

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