The first in a series of free events exploring opportunities within Nottingham’s emerging clean technology sector takes place tomorrow (Wednesday October 14th).

Sponsored by Nottingham City Council and The D2N2 Growth Hub, the CleanTech Business network will host six events this year with the aim to promote and support Nottingham’s clean tech economy.

The first event, called ‘Trends and insights into achieving sustainable housing development,’ will take place in the new Nottingham Sustainability and Enterprise Centre.  There will be presentations from key influencers and a tour of the new Nottingham Sustainability and Enterprise Centre – part of a £27 million redevelopment of New College Basford Hall.

From the original green home pioneers to an innovative new company pioneering revolutionary construction processes, CleanTech Business invites three inspiring and authoritative speakers to offer their insight into their successes, failures, and ultimately, their vision for the future of sustainable housing.

Speakers include:

  • Steff Wright, The Gusto Group

With 18 years’ experience of designing and building award-winning eco homes, The Gusto Group are one of the original pioneers of green homes. Steff Wright, MD, will consider the lessons Gusto have learnt and what lies in store for the future of sustainable green housing

  • Nick Ebbs, Blueprint

By incorporating energy-saving technology to develop the Green Street in The Meadows and now, designing the Trent Basin scheme – the first phase of the Nottingham Waterside redevelopment – Blueprint are at the forefront of Nottingham’s efforts to become a recognisably Green City. Nick Ebbs will discuss their experience and imminent plans

  • Martin Valentine, Positive Homes

Building super energy-efficient homes using revolutionary construction processes is just one of the ambitious aims of Positive Homes. Martin Valentine, CEO, will offer an insight into their philosophy and why there remains a gap in the market for such housing.

The event will also include a tour of the new Nottingham Sustainability and Enterprise centre– offering a range of incubation units, office space and training facilities.

Event organiser Neil Horsley of CleanTech Business Ltd, said: “This event is a great opportunity to hear from three local businesses that have first-hand experience of building ‘green’ sustainable homes providing a different offer to that of the volume house builders.”

Councillor Alan Clark, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Energy and Sustainability, said: “The CleanTech Business network events are a great opportunity to hear about new ideas and best practice in this growing sector.  Nottingham has a thriving clean technology sector with over 900 businesses. The council is keen to support these local businesses to help them develop and grow and to promote Nottingham as an attractive city for other companies to establish their clean tech operations here.”

For a place at this event please register here Eventbrite – Trend in Sustainable Housing Development

The event is sponsored by Nottingham City Council and The D2N2 Growth Hub.

Future events will cover themes such as transport, smart cities, local energy companies, innovation and energy from waste.

For further information about Clean Tech events event contact

Neil Horsley
CleanTech Business Ltd

Antenna Centre, Beck Street, Nottingham, NG1 1EQ

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