Mark Sutton Vane has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the Low Carbon Earth Summit to be held in China in October 2011.

The international conference has ‘Leading the Green Economy, Returning to Harmony with Nature’ as its theme and will bring together policymakers, academics, activists and experts on the environment from around the world. It is billed as the largest international gathering on the subject since the UN Copenhagen conference of 2009. Some 3,000 presentations will be given in 500 sessions ranging in content from emissions trading through to sustainable energy policy, and LCES-2011 is expected to draw about 10,000 participants. Details of the summit, which takes place 19-26 October, 2011 in Dalian can be found at


Appointment underlines commitment to sustainability

Mark’s appointment confirms Sutton Vane Associates’ role as a leader in sustainable lighting design and Mark’s position in the top tier of the profession, worldwide. Sutton Vane Associates has built an international reputation for expertise in this area with projects that range in scale from designing with natural light on a single site through to master planning the lighting of large cities such as Liverpool and the park and public realm aspects of the 2012 London Olympics. Although environmental concerns are not the sole focus of the practice, Issues such as a biodiversity, energy saving and corporate social responsibility play a vital role in Sutton Vane Associates’ schemes in the commercial, heritage and public sectors. Mark has spoken on the subject in the UK and abroad and was also the inventor of the Tsola solar-powered pavement light.