Conference to highlight role of landscaping in zero carbon developments

In the quest for zero carbon developments, the use of landscape takes on enormous significance according to MacFarlane Wilder landscape architect, Peter Wilder.

The role of landscape and green infrastructure in helping developments achieve the Government’s highest level 6 under the Code for Sustainable Homes will be discussed at the Landscape Institute’s conference on Housing, Land Use and Community.

The Code Level 6 and the Significance of Landscape seminar is being led by MacFarlane Wilder landscape architects director Peter Wilder.

Peter Wilder will cover issues including biodiversity, rainwater harvesting, sustainable drainage, green roofs, and innovation in construction techniques required to achieve maximum points under the Code for Sustainable Homes guidelines.

The seminar is part of the Landscape Institute’s two-day conference this week (9-10 October 2008) at Regent’s College, in Regent’s Park, London.

The Landscape Institute conference also includes seminars on landscapes for social housing, tackling flood risk in the creation of new estates and housing for older people.

Speakers include Sir Terry Farrell, Landscape Institute president Neil Williamson and chief executive Alastair McCapra, University of Sheffield senior lecturer Helen Woolley and CABE Space director Sarah Gaventa.

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