Redefining Sustainability

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UK-GBC Disruptive Innovation: Re-thinking approaches in the built environment
10:30 - 11:45
Innovation & Knowledge Manager
Balfour Beatty
Group Sustainability Manager
Canary Wharf Group 
Head of Learning & Innovation
UK Green Building Council
Theme Director - Urban Transitions
Sustainability Manager

How can we make sustainable innovation thrive in the built environment sector? Hear from industry innovators who are creating the conditions for sustainable innovation in their businesses and projects, and championing exciting new approaches and products.  Learn about the process of breakthrough innovation and hear the panel discussion on emerging trends and what’s next for our sector.  

Chair: Cat Hirst


  • Claire Battles
  • Martin Gettings 
  • Sean Lockie
  • Matt Smith 
Future megatrends – what’s expected and how are the leaders getting ready today?
12:00 - 13:15
Head of sustainability
Head of Sustainability
Land Securities
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

Future society, technology, climate and resource availability could be very different in the future.  This session looks at the key megatrends and the practical changes leading organisations are taking today to create a sustainable, resilient built environment.

Chair:  David Symons


  • David Symons
  • Louise Ellisson 
  • Caroline Hill 
Carbon reduction tools and guidance for planning and implementing on projects
13:30 - 14:45
BREAM Infrastructure and CEEQUAL
Carbon Management Practice Leader
Mott Macdonald
Technical author of PAS 2080
Mott Macdonald
Director of BIM
BRE Group
Managing Director
Sturgis Carbon Profiling LLP
Green Construction Board, Infrastructure Working Group

This session provides an update on the latest tools and guidance for carbon reductions in the built environment. The newly launched PAS 2080 for infrastructure carbon sponsored by the Green Construction Board will be explained. As will how BREEAM, BREEAM infrastructure and CEEQUAL are key tools for infrastructure and property carbon management, and finally how BIM level 2 and beyond will assist with reducing carbon at all stages of the project lifecycle.

Chair: Dr Paul Toyne


How BREEAM infrastructure and CEEQUAL help manage carbon:
Chris Broadbent 

BIM as a tool to manage carbon:
Paul Oakley 

PAS2080: a new standard for infrastructure carbon management:
Maria Manidaki
Terry Ellis 

Carbon reporting through RICS Professional Statement and BREEAM 2018:
Simon Sturgis


WorldGBC – Large Scale Retrofit Strategies across Europe
15:00 - 16:15
ICP Europe Advisor, Investor Confidence Project
Director, B2G Professional Lighting Global Public & Government Affairs
Philips Lighting
Team Leader – Technology Policy & Systems Analysis
Senior Policy Advisor (Europe Regional Network)
GBC Espana

In 2015, WorldGBC launched the BUILD UPON project, bringing together 13 Green Building Councils and their national governments to create a Renovation Revolution – aiming to increase the national rate of renovation in each country, and develop comprehensive renovation strategies to regenerate existing building stock. The project will conclude just as EcoBuild begins, creating an opportunity for reflection its success and challenges, and next steps.

Chair: Audrey Nugent


  • Bruno Sauer, CEO, GBC Espana
  • ​Marco Marijewycz, Team Leader – Technology Policy & Systems Analysis, E.ON
  • Barbara Kreissler,  Director, B2G Professional Lighting Global Public & Government Affairs, Philips Lighting
    Where is the money and how to make it flow?
  • Dr Steve Fawkes, ICP Europe Advisor , Investor Confidence Project, Europe
Rising Star: The next decade of sustainability
16:30 - 17:45
Sustainable Development Manager,
John Lewis Partnership
Six Cylinder

The next decade: How can we make sustainability in the built environment mainstream? Previous Rising Star Award winners launch a new publication and discuss future solutions to the challenges of communicating with the wider, public audience. With presentation of the Rising Star Award 2017 and drinks reception to follow.

Chair: Andrew Mellor

Speakers/ Contestants:

  • Phil Birch
  • Lisa Pasquale