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Jenny Ford

What’s behind a low carbon strategy?

As a built-environment consultant and convener, my role entails inspiring, connecting, co-developing, and helping to implement/replicate/scale low-carbon and circular practice – a fascinating contextual challenge! Since founding Materials in Mind, my work and research have continued to present challenges; some relate directly to the construction industry, others are more broad – our relationship to built […]

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Construction Materials: Common concerns

The construction industry is notoriously slow to change, with complex contractual, hierarchal and supply chain systems, that can make change seem risky and costly. With this in mind, Materials in Mind is inviting builders and trades to send us questions, common issues and concerns they have relating to materials, waste and recycling in their sector

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UWE Bristol CAKE Scheme

The Department of Computer Science and Creative Technologies (CSCT) is committed to knowledge exchange with the community, voluntary and social enterprise sectors. Community Action and Knowledge Exchange (CAKE) contributes to knowledge exchange through community engagement. The overall aim is for students to make a difference in community settings whilst enhancing their knowledge and skills through

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Project Drawdown

Ever since receiving Drawdown (book) as a Christmas present, I’ve been eagerly awaiting an online version. The climate solutions showcased cover every big issue we must remedy to avoid climate breakdown. You’re bound to find an abundance of inspiring and uplifting products, research and revelations. Read more here…

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Established in 2018, Materials in Mind developed out of founder Jenny Ford’s previous career working with engineered timber buildings and master’s degree in Sustainable Development in Practice.