Ecobuild SE Asia
ENERGIES 2050, headlining the Ecobuild SE Asia, 17-19 September 2013
The Ecobuild conference has emerged as the biggest event for sustainable design and construction and the built environment, globally. After the United Kingdom, China and India, the year 2013 saw the creation of a new edition, this time to South-East Asia. (see the conference website)
Ecobuild Southeast Asia, presented by the CIDB (Construction Industry Development Board) in Kuala Lumpur, will put sustainable development and building at the center of its conferences, debates and technical seminars in Kuala Lumpur from 17 to 19 September.
Sustainable construction is a major issue for Southeast Asia. By 2020, this region should be among the 10 largest economies in the world. Its economic development, spared by the current crisis, is expected to generate significant pressure on its urban environment. (See the brochure of the event)
This economic prosperity has been accompanied by a change in the socio-economic climate, leading to increased urbanization, resulting in a shortage of housing and a critical resource demand. To address these pressures, governments in the region have embarked on increased infrastructure spending, prioritizing sustainable development, and introducing many green low-carbon incentives.
ENERGIES 2050 is pleased to be able to participate in this international event, bringing together political leaders, experts and industry leaders to share its experience and knowledge on Buildings and the built environment.
Stéphane Pouffary, CEO of ENERGIES 2050, will be one of the main speakers of the convention. “Sustainable cities and green buildings are sleeping giants that must be placed at the forefront of national and international agendas,” stressed Stéphane Pouffary, during the presentation of the conference to regional and international media.
On Tuesday, 17 September, he will open the conference on “A low-carbon energy future“, where he will discuss renewable energy technologies, energy policies, energy indicators and deployments and market forecasts.
For Stéphane Pouffary, “Working towards a green economy revolution for a low-carbon society without reducing the footprint of buildings and cities would not only be a serious mistake but also a waste of time and effort, money, with disastrous results.
Considering the unique and immense potential for reducing emissions associated with the built environment, and the even greater potential for cities, it is clear that sustainable cities and buildings will play an important role in the coming period. Given the life-span of buildings and city arrangements, failure to act now for energy efficiency and low-carbon technologies would, for decades, have negative impacts on energy and energy. CO2 emissions, with significant consequences for the use of resources “.
Stéphane Pouffary will also chair the first plenary session on “Sustainable Infrastructure: Energy, Water, Waste and Transport”. Among the speakers will be representatives of the ministries and public institutions responsible for development and construction in Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Hong Kong.