Brady George gave a passionate talk and engaged organisations this morning at Go Green’s Business Breakfast around the subject of Making Buildings Greener.
The event took place at Spike Island, the remarkable former Brooke Bond tea packing factory, now a vibrant and creative hub for contemporary art and design, surrounded by their new exhibition by Michael Beutler.
Speakers included Lhosa Daly, Deputy Director at Spike Island, Tim Coleman, Operations Manager at Spike Island, Fabien Le Dem, Senior Lightening Designer at Arup, and our very own Managing Director Brady George.
Sustainability supporting businesses
Sustainable waste management was at the forefront of Brady’s avid message, using our partnership with Spike Island as a case study. Brady looked at how facilities management can change the way that we view and use our built environment, supporting buildings to become more sustainable, which in turn supports businesses.
Brady gave tips about how to develop sustainable waste usage, such as targeting procurement, efficient recycling and the use of imagination when reusing. The huge benefits of reduced waste and cost, supporting local charities and the sense of impact were all highlighted. Health, appearance, cost and employee morale were all part of the discussion.
Responsibility as key
Brady’s enthusiasm was clear and gave way to strong discussion, with attendees noting that ‘we all need to take responsibility’. Behaviours and attitude shift comes first, with the responsible procedures and products following.
The event welcomed organisations from across Bristol to discover ways to identify energy and resource efficiency issues in buildings and take the first steps to improving them.
Attendees were inspired by examples of local collaborations driving energy efficiency initiatives, taking away practical information on improving building performance. The event gave organisations the chance to rethink their approach to waste and resources on the path to a greener business.