Agenda

Conference

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UKGBC: Ready for the future? What’s next for sustainable housing
10:30 - 11:30
Session
News Presenter
Channel 4 News

How should we respond to the housing shortage and make sure new homes are sustainable, affordable, adaptable, and promote healthy lifestyles? Senior industry leaders will discuss how we can respond to these challenges by rethinking existing models and embracing emerging, innovative solutions for investment, design and delivery.

Host: Cathy Newman

Speakers: To be advised

 

 

Homes for all: The best way forward
11:45 - 12:45 The Arena
Session
Urban Designer and former Chief Executive
The Prince’s Foundation
Managing Director
Lovell
Chair
London Housing Commission
News Presenter
Channel 4 News
Head of Housing Research
Levitt Bernstein
Partner, Head of Strategic Research and Insight
Arcadis

Ensuring everyone has a roof over their head at a price they can afford is one of the biggest challenges facing government. Government money for new homes and infrastructure is welcome but what about regenerating run down council estates and building homes for social rent? How do we deliver high quality, sustainable homes that ordinary people can afford? How do we integrate these into existing communities and bring social housing into the mix?

Host: Cathy Newman

Panel: Hank Dittmar, Jonathan Goring, Lord Kerslake, Julia Park, Simon Rawlinson

Is politics stranger than fiction? House of Cards author Michael Dobbs on life, Trump and Brexit
13:15 - 14:15 The Arena
Session
Michael Dobbs
News Presenter
Channel 4 News

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Bombed in Brighton with Margaret Thatcher, then subsequently booted out of her inner circle, Michael Dobbs went on to become deputy chair of the Conservative Party under John Major before becoming a life peer in 2010. He is best known for his political thriller, the House of Cards trilogy which was turned into a BBC series in 1990. The scheming central character, Francis Urquhart has been reinvented as Frances Underwood, the President of the United States in the Netflix series of the same name. Dobbs has said the candidates fighting to become the next US president was like watching politicians auditioning for parts in series 5 which is due out later this year.

Host: Cathy Newman

Speaker: Lord Michael Dobbs

Infrastructure fit for 2050: balancing the priorities
14:30 - 15:30 The Arena
Session
Executive Director
Major Projects Association
President
Institution of Civil Engineers
Director of Policy and Engagement
National Infrastructure Commission
Chief Executive
BAM Nuttall
News Presenter
Channel 4 News
Director
Vivid Economics / First Natural Capital Committee

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The ICE recently carried out its national needs assessment to identify the UK’s infrastructure needs to 2050. The National Infrastructure Commission is working on its national infrastructure assessment to answer similar questions and will publish in summer 2017. This session will debate what the UK’s infrastructure priorities should be with a view to the risks posed by Brexit and the need to ensure infrastructure solutions align with the Climate Change Act.

Host: Cathy Newman

Panel: Professor Denise Bower, Tim Broyd, Adam Cooper, Steve Fox, Robin Smale

Is the future of construction really offsite?
15:45 - 16:45 The Arena
Session
Head of Design
Lend Lease
News Presenter
Channel 4 News
Partner
Sheppard Robson
Managing Director
Sturgis Carbon Profiling LLP
Architect / Member
LSA Studio / Green Construction Board and the GCB Knowledge and Skills Group
Group Technical Director
Laing O'Rourke

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With 70% of workers on the Battersea Nine Elms site from overseas and Brexit looming it’s clear the industry is heading for a serious skills crunch. We could invest in traditional construction skills as this is still cheaper and more flexible than offsite or take the plunge into factory based production and make it work for the industry. What is the best option and how do we make it work?

Host: Cathy Newman

Panel: Lucy Homer, Alan Shingler, Simon Sturgis, Lynne Sullivan, Paul Westbury

 

The big innovation pitch: A competition with Marks & Spencer
17:00 - 18:00 The Arena
Session
Engineering R&D Manager
M&S Property and Facilities
President
CIBSE
Innovation Lead for Infrastructure Systems
Innovate UK
News Presenter
Channel 4 News
Director
AB Group

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For the third year running Ecobuild has teamed up with M&S to discover the latest product innovations that could help promote greater sustainability in a retail environment. In this session shortlisted contenders will present their innovations to an expert panel, who will scrutinise them forensically to see which is the strongest candidate. The winning company will have the opportunity to become an M&S supplier.

Host: Cathy Newman

Panel: Imogen Cust, John Field, Rick Howell, Chris Vallis

 

Green Infrastructure

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Promoting Green Infrastructure through Planning
10:30 - 11:45
Session
Associate Director Sustainability
AECOM
Director of Countryside Policy and Management
South Downs National Park
Vice President
Landscape Institute
S106 and Development Viability Manager
LB Islington

The purpose of this session is to empower those working in the built environment to know how best to use the planning system to promote green infrastructure opportunities in their projects for public benefit.

Chair: Ian Phillips

Speakers:

  • Green Infrastructure at the heart of urban planning: Speaker TBC
  • A GI Plan – Breaking New Ground: Andrew Lee
  • Viability to support green infrastructure: John Wacher.
Making space for green infrastructure for multiple benefits
12:00 - 13:15
Session
Bridgman & Bridgman
Green Infrastructure Consultancy
Associate Land Planning
Capita Property & Infrastructure

Green infrastructure means more than urban parks, green streets and rain-gardens, important though these are, the opportunities extend to the roofs and façades of buildings and podium gardens over basements both in new build and retrofitting.  Green infrastructure can deliver multiple benefits including reducing the urban heat island, increasing biodiversity, improving air quality, enhancing physical and mental health as well as providing access to ‘greening’ where other options may be unavailable. How can these be delivered in a meaningful way to be most effective in performance, costs and maintenance?

Chair: Gary Grant, Green Infrastructure Consultancy

Speakers:

  • Green façades and green roofs – state of the art for retrofitting and new developments?: Gary Grant
  • Delivering green roofs – requirements for success: Chris Bridgman
  • Seething Lane Garden - a podium garden for the next 100 years: Nicholas Miller
Water, water everywhere…but not always where we want it
13:30 - 14:45
Session
Head of Government Affairs
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Head of Policy and Communications
CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management)
Policy Advisor
CIWEM (Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management)
Director
Illman Young
Technical Director
Environmental Protection Group

Climate change predictions suggest that for the UK, the greatest challenge will be water management and systems maintenance.   About 80% of the issues raised by the Climate Change Committee Sub-committee progress to Parliament in 2015 related to water. For urban places a critical element will be the management of surface water resulting from increasingly heavy downpours. This session provides an update on current legislation and measures being proposed and undertaken to meet these challenges.

Chair: Sue Illman

Speakers:

  • Where are we with legislation and is it working?: Richard Benwell
  • A place for SuDS? The findings of the Big SuDS Survey: Alastair Chisholm, Laura Grant
  • Understanding the issues to deliver the results: Sue Illman, Steve Wilson
The funding and stewardship of urban green and blue infrastructure
15:00 - 16:15
Session
Director
Environmental Policy Consulting
Landscape Consultant
Peter Neal Consulting
Projects and Operations Director and GI Partnership
TCPA
Team Manager (Arboriculture)
London Borough of Islington

There is much evidence to demonstrate the value and services provided by urban green and blue infrastructure, but these assets can only provide such a wide range of benefits with investment to develop and also revenue to manage and maintain them. Too often initial capital investments are made but lack of management and maintenance can mean that the resource created too quickly declines in quality and therefore benefit to users. What are the real costs of stewardship for our urban green and blue infrastructure? What are innovative ways of funding in times of austerity? How can broader partnerships be developed to share the responsibilities? Is privatisation of ‘public’ green space to be feared or can it offer opportunities and benefits not available through the public purse? This session explores these issues.

Chair: Julia Thrift

Speakers:

The challenge of stewardship, future models of management:  Peter Neal
The economics of SuDS: Bruce Horton
What is the real cost of planting and maintaining a street tree?: Jake Tibbetts

 

Green Infrastructure as a Building Service
16:30 - 17:45
Session
Principal Horticultural Scientist
Royal Horticultural Society
Professor Emeritus, School of the Built Environment
University of Reading
Partner
Cundall
Head of Sustainability Development
CIBSE

It is the design team’s responsibility to ensure that buildings, whether commercial or domestic, should be ‘healthy places’. A survey by St Gobain showed that “90% of the public want a home that does not compromise health and well-being”. This seminar explores how this can be achieved through introducing green infrastructure to achieve an improved internal environment for people.

Chair: Sara Kassam

Speakers:

  • WELL Delivered. Case Study: One Carter Lane, Europe's first WELL certified project​: Alan Fogarty
  • The Impact of Biophilia on Health and Wellbeing: Professor Derek Clements-Croome
  • Not all plants are the same – multiple benefits, selection and management: Dr Tijana Blanusa
  • The CIBSE Challenge Award Winner 2017 will be announced in the GI Seminar area at 17.45  after this session.

Redefining Sustainability

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Carbon emissions in the built environment: Current status of emissions and activities
10:30 - 11:45
Session
Marks & Spencer, Green Construction Board
Research Fellow,
University of Leeds
Associate Director
London Infrastructure Group Arup
Green Construction Board, Infrastructure Working Group

This session provides up to date data on greenhouse emissions within our built environment, show where both the capital and operational carbon is, and what needs to be done. Presented case studies will demonstrate innovation and reductions.

Chair: Dr Paul Toyne

Speakers:

  • UK carbon emissions in design, construction and operation: Janniek Giesekam
  • Reducing carbon in large infrastructure projects: Heleni Pantelidou
  • Actions to reduce carbon in property management: Munish Datta
Carbon reduction in the built environment
12:00 - 13:15
Session
Assistant Energy Manager
Land Securities
Environment Manager
Sir Robert Macalpine
Chair
UK Green Building Council
Senior Consultant
Carbon Trust

A session focussed on the business case for setting science-based targets within the industry that also delves into an overview of the process of setting science-based-targets (SBTs) in an organisation. The challenges and opportunities of setting SBTs will be explored by organisations that are currently facing them.

Chair: Hannah Clement

Speakers:

  • Guy Rickard
  • Tom Byrne 
  • Richard Charlesworth
World GBC: Advancing Net Zero
13:30 - 14:45
Session
Deputy Mayor
City of London
CEO
WorldGBC

In 2016, WorldGBC launched its Advancing Net Zero project with 11 Green Building Councils committing to introduce Net Zero certifications into their markets, to kick-start a market transformation towards no emissions buildings. This project was part of a global commitment made at COP21 to reduce the 84 GT of CO2 from buildings required to keep us on track to reaching 2 degrees of global warming. WorldGBC will convene a panel to discuss the role of corporate sector, the public sector, and the Green Building Council community to transition our built environment to carbon neutral. 

Chair: Terri Wills

Speakers:

  • City policies towards Net Zero emissions for buildings: Shirley Rodrigues

 

How do you create a low carbon city or neighbourhood?
15:00 - 16:30
Session
Consultant Director of Sustainability
Useful Projects and Greater London Authority
Technical Development Director
Suez

London now (since October 2016) requires all major developments to be zero carbon. They require developers to follow the energy hierarchy;  Be mean (conserve energy, seek to be 35% more efficient than Part L of the Bldg regs),   Be lean (adopt a low carbon heat supply) and  Be green (provide 20% of the residual energy from renewables). Whilst off-setting the remaining emissions (measured using SAP) at a price of £60 per tonne over a 60 year period paid on completion/occupation of the development.Experience suggests there are a number of significant issues with this policy which a panel of experts will debate will discuss different approaches to deliver low carbon neighbourhood and active participation and views from the audience will be sort

Chair: Dan Epstein

Speakers:

  • Stuart Hayward-Higham 
How to better engage clients with embodied carbon
16:30 - 17:45
Session
Head of Sustainability
Derwent London
UK Green Building Council
Associate Director
BRE
Engineer
Walsh

The release of UK-GBC’s action-oriented guidance on embodied carbon specifically aimed at paving the way for client organisations to take their first steps into embodied carbon measurement.

Chair: Natalia Ford

Speakers:

  • Flavie Lowres 
  • John Davies
  • Aidan Wingfield

 

Infrastructure

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Setting the Scene – the National Needs Assessment
10:30 - 11:45
Session
President
Institution of Civil Engineers
Head of Policy
Institution of Civil Engineers
  • A vision for the UK’s infrastructure needs up to 2050
  • Challenges and interventions required across key infrastructure sectors
  • Drivers of infrastructure demand and interdependencies between sectors
Energy Storage and Technology
12:00 - 13:15
Session
  • How quickly can the UK adopt disruptive new energy storage technologies? 
  • What difference can energy storage make to grid capacity?
  • What policies are needed to aid reduction of domestic energy demand?
  • How can we advance the electrification of heat and transport?
Future Energy Mix
13:30 - 14:45
Session
Analyst, Power
Committee on Climate Change
  • What should the UK’s energy mix look like by 2050?
  • What will the split be across nuclear, renewables, CCGT, interconnection?
  • How will other forms of generation, as well as storage, impact future energy mix?  

 

Implications of 2050 targets for the UK electricity system: Mike Hemsley

 

Water Resources Planning to 2050
15:00 - 16:15
Session
Deputy Director, Water Resources
Environment Agency
Water Expert Panel
Institution of Civil Engineers
Director, Regulation
Anglian Water
  • Beyond our current water resource planning framework, what more is needed to secure supply for the future?
  • What options do we have for creating new water storage capacity?
  • What policies and incentives are needed to boost demand management?

 

Recovering Energy from Utility Waste
16:30 - 17:45
Session
  • Energy generation and storage potential at waste/recovery facilities
  • Latest innovation and technology anaerobic digestion
  • How to unlock larger scale investment in gasification
  • How to improve collaboration between energy and waste sectors

Performance Lab

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Improving energy efficiency in non domestic buildings
10:30 - 11:45
Session
Technical Director
National Energy Foundation
Head of Sustainability
Legal & General
Director
Currie & Brown
Environmental Manager
Hammerson

The built environment is a major contributor to emissions, and poses a threat to the UK meeting its carbon reduction targets. Government estimates that 18% of commercial properties hold the lowest rate of EPC ratings of F and G. Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards, taking effect from 1 st April 2018, are intended to tackle energy efficiency in existing buildings. In the context of government regulations and the business case presented by the cost savings, this session will explore how to cost effectively improve energy maefficiency in buildings.

Chair: Malcolm Hanna

  • Drivers for energy efficiency – MEES, carbon taxation and sustainability reporting: Malcolm Hanna
  • Improving energy efficiency in existing buildings – understanding the cost implications: Adam McTavish
  • Case study: A portfolio approach to improving energy efficiency: Debbie Hobbs
  • Case study: WestQuay Shopping Centre, Southampton - a strategy for new and existing assets: Richard Quartermaine
Large scale domestic refurbishment – understanding the first Energiesprong demonstrators
12:00 - 13:15
Session
Manufacturing Director
Melius Homes
Head of Sustainable Energy
Nottingham City Homes
Strategic Programme Manager – Energy, Housing and Land
Greater London Authority
Director of Property Investment
Clarion Housing Group
Executive Director of Regeneration / Chairman
Accord / Energuesprong UK

With the first 9 Energiesprong demonstrators in contract in Nottingham and a further 35 to be contracted by the second quarter of 2017, this session will explore the large scale domestic refurbishment approach in practice across a variety of different housing. The session will examine the solutions and the experiences of the provider and contractor.

Chair: Alan Yates

Exploring the first demonstrators: Nottingham: Emily Braham 

Panel: Emily Braham, Jeremy Kape, David Adams, James Hardy

The future home
13:30 - 14:45
Session
Founder / RIBA Ambassador on Climate Change
LSA Studio

Technology in the home influences and changes the way residents behave and consume energy.  This seminar will explore innovation in housing, exploring smart connected technology, battery storage and its ability to harness energy from renewable sources, and the need for housing to be resilient to future changes and demands.

Chair: TBA

  • Understanding the evolution of smart technology and connectivity in homes: Speaker to be advised
  • What are the opportunities and challenges presented by battery storage in the home?: Confirmed speaker from BayWa.re
  • Resilience in the face of changing demands: Lynne Sullivan
Light, circadian rhythms and wellbeing
15:00 - 16:15
Session
Lighting Director
Cundall
Business Development Director, International Sales
Trilux
Professor of Building Daylight Modelling
Loughborough University
SLL President & Associate Director
Arup

Quality lighting is key to our experience of a space, as well as our health and wellbeing. During this session, speakers will be exploring the psychological, physiological, emotional, cultural and visual responses to light in a variety of environments. They will be looking at the environmental impact of lighting in the interior environment, how the application and control of lighting can affect our experience of spaces and finally, the relationship between light, human comfort and performance within an interior space.

Chair: Jeff Shaw

  • Human responses to LED Lighting solutions:  Helen Loomes
  • Putting wellbeing into lighting practice: new build and retrofit case studies: Andrew Bissell
  • Developments in daylight design & climate based daylight modelling in relation to building performance & well-being: John Mardaljevic
How technology, data and digital disruption will transform non domestic buildings
16:30 - 17:45
Session
Director
Upstream Sustainability Services, JLL
Director of Smart Consulting
WSP | Parsons Brinkerhoff
Head of Security
Buro Happold

The Internet of things and the next generation of smart buildings will become the vehicles to manage productivity, sustainability and user experience, but will also be accompanied by incredible social, cultural and organisational changes which owners and users of buildings will have to adapt to. This seminar will examine how non domestic buildings are changing, looking at the implications for occupiers, developers and investors, and where to investment in order to make the best returns and create spaces that are fit for purpose in a rapidly changing, highly-connected world. 

Chair: Andrew Porter

  • What digital disruption and the building of the future means for sustainability: Andrew Porter
  • Case study: embracing technology to maximise the occupier’s experience to increase productivity and energy efficiency: Beth Ambrose
  • Safeguarding the built environment against growing cyber threats: Andrew Sieradzki

ukDEA Seminar

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Stakeholders and National Context. Business Models and Funding
11:00 - 12:00 UKDEA theatre
Session
Head of Energy and Utilities
Estates and Building Division University of East Anglia
Energy Manager
University of Warwick
Chairman
ukDEA

Campus Networks Themed Day - in partnership with Universities and Hospitals.

Speakers:

  • Welcome and setting the scene: Simon Woodward
  • District Energy at UEA: Richard Bettle
  • District Energy at Warwick University: Joel Cardinal
System Efficiency - Delivering an efficient system and avoiding common mistakes
12:00 - 13:00 UKDEA Theatre
Session
Innovation - Technical and commercial
13:00 - 14:00 UKDEA Theatre
Session
Customers Relationships, Metering Systems and Building Interfaces
14:00 - 15:00 UKDEA Theatre
Session

Explore Offsite

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Volumetric Modular
10:30 - 11:45 Explore Offsite Theatre
Session
Technical Chairman
MPBA
General Manager
Portakabin
Managing Director
Caledonian Modular

Volumetric modular units are large building elements that can be linked together to form complete buildings without the need for additional superstructure. The internal fit-out, finishes and building services are pre-installed and commissioned in the modules prior to leaving the factory, ensuring that defects are minimised and quality control is very high. This session will look at what volumetric modular techniques offer the offsite construction industry and will consider lessons learned from some of the UK’s most ground-breaking volumetric modular projects.

Speakers: Andy King, Steve Newell, Stephen Wightman

Volumetric Modular
12:00 - 13:15 Explore Offsite Theatre
Session
Managing Director
Cogent Consulting
Director
Vision Modular Systems UK

Volumetric modular units are large building elements that can be linked together to form complete buildings without the need for additional superstructure. The internal fit-out, finishes and building services are pre-installed and commissioned in the modules prior to leaving the factory, ensuring that defects are minimised and quality control is very high. This session will look at what volumetric modular techniques offer the offsite construction industry and will consider lessons learned from some of the UK’s most ground-breaking volumetric modular projects.

Speakers: Darren Richards, Kieran White, 

Volumetric Modular
13:30 - 14:45 Explore Offsite Theatre
Session
Partner, Sustainable Futures
HTA Design LLP
Managing Director
SIG Offsite
Divisional Director
Premier Modular
Director
LHC

Volumetric modular units are large building elements that can be linked together to form complete buildings without the need for additional superstructure. The internal fit-out, finishes and building services are pre-installed and commissioned in the modules prior to leaving the factory, ensuring that defects are minimised and quality control is very high. This session will look at what volumetric modular techniques offer the offsite construction industry and will consider lessons learned from some of the UK’s most ground-breaking volumetric modular projects.

Speakers: Rory Bergin, Rob Colver, David Harris, John Skivington

MEP
15:00 - 16:15 Explore Offsite Theatre
Session
General Manager
NG Bailey
Executive Engineering Services Director
SES Engineering Services
Managing Director
Cogent Consulting

MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) services include several ‘plug and play’ technologies pre-installed at the factory for plant-rooms, with pipework, cable management and ductwork for building services in-situ. These are integrated in multi-service modules mounted in the ceiling, under the floor, in service risers or alongside associated bathroom and kitchen pod technology. This session will explore the challenges of services integration, design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA), and pod applications in real-life case studies across a range of construction sectors.

Speakers: Graham Cleland, Darren Richards, Paul Newby

MEP
16:30 - 17:45 Explore Offsite Theatre
Session
Chief Executive
BSRIA
Managing Director
Ormandy

MEP (Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing) services include several ‘plug and play’ technologies pre-installed at the factory for plant-rooms, with pipework, cable management and ductwork for building services in-situ. These are integrated in multi-service modules mounted in the ceiling, under the floor, in service risers or alongside associated bathroom and kitchen pod technology. This session will explore the challenges of services integration, design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA), and pod applications in real-life case studies across a range of construction sectors.

Speakers: Paul Cooper, Julia Evans