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Oberlanders bring a UK lens to 'Education Week'

A Global View on Laboratory Sustainability

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Christine Kiltie, Marketing & Growth Manager


17 April 2024

We’re already halfway through a significant five day event for the world of sustainable laboratory design, as the second annual ‘Education Week’ arrives, with Oberlanders as expert speakers.

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The virtual event brings a Global View on Laboratory Sustainability to an international audience with our very own Managing Partner, Philip Macdonald and Regional Director, Nick Jones sharing their own perspectives and expertise as speakers at the event.

Alongside colleagues from across the UK built environment, including Tracy D’Souza from AECOM, Ioannis Rizos from Atelier Ten and Tes Adamou from EEDN, Philip and Nick will be delivering Friday’s session which will explore ‘Decarbonisation Trends and I2SL Growth in the UK’.

With the creation of a UK Chapter of I2SL well underway, Philip and Tes will be sharing the objectives of the initiative and what the next 12 months look like for the UK in bringing I2SL’s transformative work to reduce carbon emissions in the science and research sector.

As a co-founding member of the Constructing Science Consortium, Nick, alongside Ioannis, will be sharing his views on the current sustainability and ESG trends which are affecting the UK built environment.  

Tracy’s session is set to explore ‘Benchmarking the UK against the US’s Higher Education Laboratories’ and with a panel discussion and Q&A, Friday’s session is set to bring the week to a close with some informative and challenging content. 

Want to get involved? You can still get your tickets here 'Education Week'.

The construction industry is a significant contributor to global warming, particularly the research, development and manufacturing sectors. We all have an obligation to contribute by thinking twice about the footprints we leave and positively impact ESG objectives. Collectively and through initiatives like I2SL, we can positively influence the way we benchmark data, roadmap actions, design, manufacture, construct and operationally maintain our workplaces and built environments, taking one step closer to reversing the damage.

Nick Jones, Director

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