Agenda

Redefining Sustainability

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Building capacity: skills, training and products for retrofit and refurbishment market
10:30 - 11:45
Session
Director of Industry and Community Training
Saint Gobain
Programme Manager for Energy
Greater London Authority
Head of Learning & Innovation
UK Green Building Council
Melius Homes and Green Construction Board
Director
Retrofit Academy and the Symposium on Sustainable Refurbishment
Senior Energy Consultant
Capita
Director
The BRE Academy

This session explores how requirements for refurbishment and retrofit will provide opportunities for skilled workers and new products. What exactly are the opportunities and what skills be required for installers and construction in general and an overview of the Sustainable Training Guide from The Green Construction Board.

Chair:

  • Cat Hirst Head of Learning & Innovation, UK-GBC
     

Speakers:

  • Current status of skills and training in the retrofit market: size of the opportunity
  • David Pierpont Director, Retrofit Academy and the Symposium on Sustainable Refurbishment. 
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  • How to build the right capacity
  • Shenaaz Chenai Director of Industry and Community Training -  Saint Gobain
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  • What training is available
  • Pauline Traeto Director of the BRE Academy
  • Rob Lambe Melius Homes and Green Construction Board
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  • RE:NEW - GLA's energy efficiency programme for London homes
  • Ben Coombes Programme Manager for Energy,  Greater London Authority
  • George Simms Senior Energy Consultant, Capita
UK-GBC and World-GBC – Healthy homes
12:00 - 13:15
Session
World Green Building Council
Residential Sector Director
Saint Gobain
Senior Sustainability Advisor
UK-Green Building Council
Associate, Acoustics
Arup

Hear the latest from the World GBC and UK-GBC on their work on Health and Wellbeing in Homes, including the latest evidence of the links between health and wellbeing and housing, and plans for a ‘Homes Wellbeing Lab’ in the UK.

Chairs:

  • Colin Powell World Green Building Council

Speakers:

  • Jo Wheeler Senior Sustainability Advisor UK-Green Building Council
  • Stacey Temprell Residential Sector Director, Saint Gobain
  • Philip Wright Associate, Acoustics, Arup
Regeneration: can retrofit be part of the solution?
13:30 - 14:30
Session
Manufacturing Director
Melius Homes
CEO
SmartKlub Ltd
Marketing Manager – Commercial
AkzoNobel
UK Green Building Council
Head of Regeneration Projects
Latimer

A debate on whether the current drive for area-wide regeneration of estates and low-income housing can be used as a vehicle to retrofit homes, reduce carbon and reduce energy bills.

Chair:

  • Richard Twinn Policy Advisor, UK Green Building Council
     

Speakers:

  • Alex Willey Head of Regeneration Projects, Latimer;
  • Charles Bradshaw-Smith CEO, SmartKlub Ltd
  • Peter Howard Marketing Manager – Commercial, AkzoNobel
  • David Adams Manufacturing Director, Melius Homes
Building resilient communities
14:45 - 15:45
Session
Director for Uk Energy and Engineering
Spie & GCB
Chair
CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group and University of Reading
Architect and CIBSE member
Director of Resilience
BRE
Market development director
Polypipe
Senior Engineer Urban Green Space
Polypipe and Permavoid Holland

Our communities and organisations together need to recognise the essential priority for collective resilience of our urban environments. Buildings are a fundamental part of society’s infrastructure. This session will explore how best to build resilience into built environment in growing challenge of climate change, natural resource depletion and urban density. 

Chair:

  • George Adams, Chair of the CIBSE Resilient cities group, Director for UK Energy and Engineering, Spie and GCB
     

Speakers:

  • Holistic cities resilience: Whole life thinking and strategic challenges
  • George Adams, Chair of the CIBSE Resilient cities group, Director for UK Energy and Engineering, Spie and GCB
  • The city microclimate: Building form 
  • Julie Futcher architect and CIBSE member
  • Nature based urban resilience: combining the opportunities and value of green space and circular water management in the built environment
  • Joris Voeten Senior Engineer Urban Green Space, Polypipe and Permavoid Holland
  • Resilience to flooding: adaptation in buildings and neighbourhoods
  • Stephen Garvin Director of Resilience, BRE
  • Cities are for people: Health and well being
  • Prof. D J Clements-Croome Chair, CIBSE Intelligent Buildings Group and University of Reading