alive2green are pleased to announce that their Sixth Annual Green Building Conference and Exhibition will be hosted at the Sandton Convention Centre on 25 and 26 July 2012 forming part of Sustainability Week 2012.

Leveraging off the momentum gained from previous Green Building Conferences, dialogue will continue at this year’s conference between industry experts about carbon and other environmental mitigation gains within the built environment.

“The property and construction sectors will be heavily impacted by climate change,” comments Gordon Brown, Director at alive2green.

“We are facing a new high tide line and an increase in the high-sea line attributable to the recent severe weather events and higher flood lines; this will need to be taken into consideration when building along the coastal and riverine banks. Buildings will also have to be built to more rigorous structural standards, similar to countries like Japan.

“It is also predicted that rainfall will occur less frequently but with greater intensity, drastically increasing the need to capture rain water, this however provides a great opportunity for future buildings to be designed as mini reservoirs,” adds Brown.

As has been the tradition at the Green Building Conference, the speaker panel will feature leading international speakers, “We are very pleased to announce that Stefan Zopp from Ateliers Jean Nouvel (AJN), of Switzerland will deliver a presentation, and participate in panel discussions,” indicates Brown.

Many other international, regional and local speakers will be taking part in an innovative quality over quantity format, structured to include interactive multi-disciplinary workshops.

For more information on the Green Building Conference and Exhibition visit www.greenbuilding.co.za   or e-mail:  info@greenbuilding.co.za / Tel: 021 447 4733