Performance Lab

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

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 1st 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 efficiency in buildings.

Chair: Malcolm Hanna, Technical Director, National Energy Foundation

  • Drivers for energy efficiency – MEES, carbon taxation and sustainability reporting
  • Malcolm Hanna, Technical Director, National Energy Foundation
  • Improving energy efficiency in existing buildings – understanding the cost implications
  • Adam McTavish, Director, Currie & Brown
  • Case study: A portfolio approach to improving energy efficiency
  • Debbie Hobbs, Head of Sustainability, Legal and General
  • Case study: WestQuay Shopping Centre, Southampton - a strategy for new and existing assets
  • Richard Quartermaine, Environmental Manager, Hammerson
Large scale domestic refurbishment – understanding the first Energiesprong demonstrators
12:00 - 13:15
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, Executive Director of Regeneration, Accord and Chairman, Energiesprong UK

Exploring the first demonstrators: Nottingham: Emily Braham, Head of Sustainable Energy, Nottingham City Homes  

Energiesprong Panel: 

  • Emily Braham Head of Sustainable Energy, Nottingham City Homes
  • Jeremy Kape, Director of Property Investment, Clarion Housing Group                              
  • David Adams, Manufacturing Director, Melius Homes                                                           
  • James Hardy, Strategic Programme Manager – Energy, Housing and Land, Greater London Authority
The future home
13:30 - 14:45
Group Sustainability Manager
Berkeley Group
Senior Engineer
BayWa r.e. Solar Systems
Senior Market Research Consultant
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: Henry Lawson, Senior Market Research Consultant, BSRIA

Henry Lawson

Understanding the evolution of smart technology and connectivity in homes
Louise Clarke, Group Sustainability Manager, Berkeley Group

What are the opportunities and challenges presented by battery storage in the home?
Adam Jackman, Senior Engineer, BayWa r.e. Solar Systems

Resilience in the face of changing demands
Lynne Sullivan OBE, Founder,  LSA Studio and RIBA Ambassador on Climate Change

Light, circadian rhythms and wellbeing
15:00 - 16:15
Lighting Director
Business Development Director, International Sales
Professor of Building Daylight Modelling
Loughborough University
SLL President & Associate Director

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, SLL President & Associate Director, Arup


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

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 invest  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, Director of Smart Consulting, WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff 

  • What digital disruption and the building of the future means for sustainability
  • Andrew Porter, Director of Smart Consulting, WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff 
  • Case study: embracing technology to maximise the occupier’s experience to increase productivity and energy efficiency
  • Beth Ambrose, Director, Upstream Sustainability Services, JLL
  • Ana Stanojevic, Associate Director – Workplace, JLL
  • Safeguarding the built environment against growing cyber threats
  • Andrew Sieradzki, Head of Security, Buro Happold