Build Better "Developing for our Future Generations"
In line with World Green Building weeks theme of Building the transition, Saint-Gobain next Build Better event “Developing for our future generations” focuses on the regenerative transition with guest speakers highlighting how their respective companies is addressing the sustainability design, supply chain and build challenges related to the circular economy, ecology, bio-diversity and the future re-use of materials.
10:00 Jason Horrex, Saint-Gobain
Welcome & Introduction
10:15 Stephen O’Shea, Head of Sustainable Construction, Cairn
Fabric second, Design first: How can New Build contribute to a circular economy
10:40 Ruth Saurin, Sustainability Manager, Glenveagh
Sustainability at Glenveagh: How key factors such as CSRD and EU Taxonomy can help drive meaningful change across the value chain
11:05 Jason Horrex, Training Manager Saint-Gobain
Contributing to a thriving circular economy, How the nature of Gyproc and Isover products and systems can assist.
About the Guest Speakers
Ruth Saurin, Sustainability Manager, Glenveagh
Ruth is the Sustainability Manager at Glenveagh, with a specific remit on sustainability strategy development and implementation. She has over ten years’ international sustainable business and research experience. She holds a MSc in Sustainable Development and a PhD in Corporate Real Estate planning and Futures Studies. She has worked in both the retail and construction industries and has in-depth knowledge on how to embed sustainability throughout an organisation in an effort to drive positive change and achieve a net zero state.
Stephen O’Shea, Head of Sustainable Construction, Cairn
An Architect by background, I have a keen focus on Sustainability, qualifying as a BER Assessor in 2009, Certified Passive House Designer and HPI Assessor in 2022, and a Postgrad in Building Performance (Energy Efficiency in Design). I now apply the skills and knowledge thus gained at scale with Cairn Homes where we seek to iterate and refine our homes towards an ideal: Robust, low-carbon homes in neighbourhoods which prioritise quality of life and biodiversity.