UBM Built Environment Presents the First Sustainability Now Virtual Event of the Year, Award Winning Event Now Available in a Perpetual Environment

June 13, 2011

CHICAGO, June 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — UBM Built Environment in conjunction with BD, Building, and Property Week Magazines, presented the first Sustainability Now virtual event of the year on May 18-19, 2011. The virtual event targeted to built environment professionals offers the latest news and information on creating and sustaining a green built environment. The award-winning event is now also available in a perpetual environment – 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. UBM Studios leads the industry in world-class user engagement for virtual environments, social networking and gaming.

The virtual event drew 4,615 registrants and 2,135 live attendees. The average video webinar unique visitors were 294, the average audio webinar unique visitors were 307 and the average number of unique visitors to each sponsor’s booth was 265.

In the Auditorium, presentations included:

  • Business & Budget: The Role of Government as a Driver of Sustainability across the built environment
  • Engaging with all stakeholders to reduce the environmental impact of real estate investments
  • Evaluating the True Value of Sustainability for Occupiers and Investors
  • Future Energy and Energy in Buildings – Micro and Community Scale Generation
  • Future proofing your property portfolio against climate change risks
  • Low Carbon Britain: Green buildings, Green Construction, Green jobs
  • Overcoming the Barriers to Low Carbon Building
  • Policy and Planning: What Next For Green Buildings?
  • Refurbishing Britain – Zero Tolerance for Old Buildings? Balancing the Books Between Regulation, New Build and Refurbishment
  • Sustainability and The City
  • Sustainable Architecture & Design

In the Exhibit Hall exhibitor booths included: Armstrong Ceilings, British Land PLC, Carbon Trust, Cementation Skanska, CIOB, Faithful+Gould, Fermacell, Kawneer, Target Zero, UK Green Building Council, Vectorworks UK, Wernick Group, Passivhaus Diaries and UBM Client Solutions.

The complete on demand event can be viewed here.

The Sustainability Now virtual events were honored with a 2011 Be2Award in the “Best Virtual or Hybrid Event” category. In addition, Sustainability Now is a finalist for the Conference Awards 2011 in the Best Virtual or Hybrid Conference category.

For additional information about Sustainability Now and future virtual business solutions in the UK, contact Richard Myles, Virtual Solutions Director at richard.myles@ubm.com.

About BD Magazine (http://www.buildingonline.co.uk)

BD (Building Design) is the architects’ number one destination for news, comment and opinion. Its unique tabloid format and critical writing have earned it the reputation as one of the UK’s best business titles, leading to a clutch of industry awards including Weekly Magazine of the Year (IBP Awards 2008), and Business & Professional Magazines Editor of the Year 2007 (BSME Awards 2007) to name but a few.

About Building Magazine (formerly Building For a Future Magazine) (www.buildingforafuture.co.uk)

Building is the UK’s best-read, most-established magazine in the construction industry. Reaching over 125,000 professionals every week, Building provides an unrivalled combination of news, interviews, analysis and hard industry data and leads the way in journalism for the construction industry. Building is the only magazine covering all levels of the specification chain, reaching an audience of contractors, housebuilders, architects, clients and surveyors.

About Property Week Magazine (www.propertyweek.com)

Property Week is the must-read news magazine for the commercial property market and the choice of professionals throughout the market. Through Property Week’s editorial excellence, it has managed a steadily rise in paid-for readership to a weekly circulation of 23,146 (ABC July 08-Jun 09) and growth in market share contributing to making Property Week PPA weekly business magazine of the year in 2009 (and in 2007), beating a host of UK business titles.

About UBM Built Environment

UBM Built Environment is the market leading and multi award winning media business serving the property, architecture, construction and engineering sectors through a broad range of media channels. Through a combination of established brands and innovative development, our prime focus is to meet our customers marketing and communication needs. Our products and services include magazines, trade shows, networking events, conferences, data businesses, websites as well as offering a variety of groundbreaking digital and interactive opportunities.

About UBM Studios

UBM Studios leads the industry in world-class user engagement for virtual environments, social networking and gaming. A global marketing service, UBM Studios delivers content, audience and in-depth analytics driving deeper award-winning user engagement paired with vision, process and execution.

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.

Michele McPhail
UBM Studios
773 687 4321


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