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
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
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
Understanding the evolution of smart technology and connectivity in homes
What are the opportunities and challenges presented by battery storage in the home?
Resilience in the face of changing demands
Lynne Sullivan OBE
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
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