The hub for sustainable design and building materials EDGE has announced its 1st year anniversary, which will be celebrated with a short talks programme and cocktail reception in collaboration with Futurebuild. The evening will feature a number of practitioners providing insight into why they have put sustainability and regenerative thinking at the heart of their professional lives.

The short talks programme, delivered in the PechaKucha storytelling format, will include presentations, such as A legacy Reborn: 242 Marylebone Road project by Phillip Turner; Biophilic Design: Inspiring Happier, Healthier and More Productive Places to Live and Work by Kenneth Freeman; and Getting it right from Business /ESG for the future workplace by Ana Rita Barrera Martins.

“It has been a tremendous year for EDGE in which we have grown from a handful of initial partners to over 60 brands with a rapidly expanding network of specifiers, sustainability enthusiasts and industry partners. The staging of events allowing for networking, discussions, and solutions for turnkey project solutions has been instrumental to our success and we look forward to the many projects the brands have been specified for coming to fruition,” commented Robynne Hammer, COO at EDGE.

“Following the recent announcement setting out economic growth through investment in green energy and technology projects, we anticipate that there will also be more green schemes available supporting further sustainable build and design – EDGE being the perfect place to find solutions.”

EDGE, an acronym for Eco Design Green Environment, was created in response to the tremendous impact the construction industry has on the environment, both in the building of structures and in their lifelong footprint. Its mission is to create a space, both on the high street and online, to connect sustainably-conscious material suppliers and specifiers while welcoming the general public and anyone dedicated to building and designing with the environment in mind.

EDGE brings together many innovative, sustainable brands such as paint, heat recovery, wall finishes, flooring, carbon-neutral furniture and much more, all into one place where people can be given a clear vision of what the future of living and working environments looks like.

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