How does poor air quality affect you and your business?
Air quality is a real concern in Birmingham, with illegal levels of air pollution blighting the city. A recent report from King’s College London estimated that Birmingham’s toxic air costs the health industry over £470 million every year. When it comes to causing pollution, businesses of all sizes are guilty of contributing to environmental decline. Almost a fifth of greenhouse gas emissions come from businesses, while office supply wastage and electricity bills continue to soar.
Environmental contribution can affect your business in more ways than you think. Consumers want to buy from companies that are green, according to research from Unilever. Furthermore, not focusing on your environmental impact can have a negative effect on recruitment and retainment – three-quarters of SME workers say that sustainability is important to them.
Why should you or your business attend?
The workshop is a valuable opportunity to engage with local organisations and businesses on a highly important issue. The STEAMlab, which runs on Wednesday 30 October (4 – 7.30pm) and Thursday 31 October (9.30am – 5.30pm), presents you with the opportunity to work collaboratively and creatively, sharing ideas and knowledge with likeminded professionals.
It is hosted by established fuel cell innovation company Adelan, which develops clean, green energy market opportunities through collaborative partnerships. The global company focus on establishing clean power in construction, homes and vehicles. At the STEAMlab, they will discuss the unlimited potential of clean tech, products and services that are designed to improve performance and productivity while reducing costs, waste, energy consumption and pollution.
STEAMlab – workshops done differently
STEAMhouse has run STEAMlab since its inception, tackling a range of contemporary challenges faced by modern industries. They encourage a diverse range of businesses and professionals in order to create interdisciplinary and innovative solutions to modern challenges.
STEAMlab are a chance for your business to make valuable connections with some of the region’s leading businesses, as well as explore new collaborations and develop exciting new ideas. The STEAMlab with Adelan provides your business with a fantastic opportunity to discover how to create a more sustainable strategy, one that not only benefits Birmingham and the West Midlands, but also your business in a large amount of ways.
Interested in contributing to solving Birmingham’s air quality issues? Book your free place at the upcoming STEAMlab.