Business breakfast will advise organisations how to be green and efficient

Wealden businesses and social enterprises will have an opportunity to learn how to become green and more efficient at a Sustainable Building Breakfast in Uckfield.

The event, on Wednesday, October 7, at Uckfield Civic Centre, will look at the latest advances in smart building technology and the financial incentives to help.wealden-district-council-un

Duncan Baker-Brown, from BBM Sustainable Design a Cooksbridge-based architecture practice,  will be discussing why there is a need for sustainable buildings, what makes a building sustainable, and looking at the options for retrofitting sustainable technologies and practices into existing buildings.

Steven Green, Ringmer College’s environmental coordinator, will share how the college has installed a number of energy efficient technologies including

  • Solar PV
  • Rainwater harvesting
  • Wind turbine
  • Biomass boiler

He will also discuss the college’s eco code and how students and staff have been inspired to start thinking about sustainability.

“When it comes to business development, sustainability is a key component,” said Cllr Roy Galley, Wealden cabinet member for economic development.  “We live in a priceless environment in Wealden. Businesses can and should continue to grow, but it needs to be sustainable. This breakfast event helps point the way forward.”

The Sustainable Building Breakfast at Uckfield Civic Centre on 7 Uckfield, will run from 8am to 10am. Refreshments include fresh tea and coffee, croissants and bacon butties. And there is a chance to network with other businesses.

To book a place, please visit the Sustainable Business Partnership website,, or email  or telephone 01273 964239. The cost is £20, or £30 for two.

The event is run by the Sustainable Business Network in partnership with Wealden District Council on behalf of the University of Brighton’s Green Growth Platform.

For further information please contact Wealden’s Sustainability Co-ordinator on 01323 443268.

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