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Global Sustainability Leaders Debate Industry-Defining Issues at Ecobuild Southeast Asia

August 21, 2013

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, August 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

UNEP’s Stephane Pouffary and BRE’s Orivaldo Barros headline programme at

PWTC, Kuala Lumpur, 17-19 September

Ecobuild Southeast Asia, the leading Event for Sustainable Design, Construction and
The Built Environment, has announced a high-calibre conference and seminar programme.

Headlining the Eco-Build South-East Asia programme are Stephane Pouffary, Advisory
Board Chair & CEO, United Nations Environment Programme – Sustainable Buildings and
Climate (UNEP-SBCI), Founder and Honorary President of ENERGIES 2050 and Orivaldo Barros,
Head of International Affairs, BRE.

Stephane Pouffary will address renewable energy technologies, energy policies, energy
indicators and market deployment and forecast in his session “Low Carbon Energy Future” on
Tuesday 17 September.

“Sustainable cities and sustainable buildings as sleeping giants need to be put in the
upfront of national and international agendas,” Pouffary said when previewing his session.

“Due to the buildings and Cities arrangements lifespan, failure to act now on energy
efficiency and low carbon technologies will lock in detrimental energy and carbon impacts
for decades to come with significant consequences on the use of resources.”

Orivaldo Barros, BRE will speak on BREEAM, Building and Infrastructure for Change, and
Innovation for the built environment on 17, 18 and 19 September respectively.

“Sustainability is critical for a region where economic growth and development are
expected to exceed the global average,” Barros said. “Building Research Establishment
(BRE) tools and standards, based on robust science and evidence, are well placed to help
Governments and private sectors across the region to achieve the highest level of
sustainability and performance.”

Ecobuild Southeast Asia takes place on 17 – 19 September 2014 at Putra World Trade
Centre Kuala Lumpur.

Ecobuild Southeast Asia presented by (Construction Industry Development Board) CIDB
features a three-day conference programme, debate sessions and technical seminars
addressing topics at the heart of the sustainability agenda, including: BIM, Low Carbon
Infrastructures & Construction for Climate Resilience, Sustainable and integrated
transport planning, Understanding and quantifying the benefits of integrating
sustainability into urban planning. Industry experts form Atkins, Faithful & Gould, Carbon
Trust, Fosters and Partners, RICS and Building Construction Authority will share their
experience and expertise to drive sustainability and resiliency in infrastucture and urban
cities development in Southeast Asia.

For more information visit: http://www.ecobuildsea.com

Notes to Editors

        - About Ecobuild

Ecobuild is a global event brand owned by UBM that connects sustainable design and
construction professionals. It has edition In UK, India, China and Southeast Asia.

        - About UBM plc

UBM plc is a leading global business media company. We inform markets and bring the
world’s buyers and sellers together at events, online, in print and provide them with the
information they need to do business successfully. We focus on serving professional
commercial communities, from doctors to game developers, from journalists to jewellery
traders, from farmers to pharmacists around the world. Our 6,000 staff in more than 30
countries are organised into specialist teams that serve these communities, helping them
to do business and their markets to work effectively and efficiently. For more
information, go to http://www.ubm.com

        - About UBM Built Environment

UBM Built Environment is the UK’s leading B2B information provider serving the
construction, interiors and commercial property communities. Its leading brands include
Barbour ABI, Building, Building Design, BSEC, Decorex International, Ecobuild INTERIORS
UK, Property Week, The Sleep Event and KBB. With a team of over 300 based in London,
Ascot, Chester and Abu Dhabi – plus links with UBM operations from Sao Paulo to Shanghai -
UBM Built Environment has a proven track record of delivering high-quality products and
services for customers, led by award-winning commercial leaders and editors.

SOURCE Ecobuild Southeast Asia


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