Agenda

Build Circular

Welcome
10:30 - 10:40
Session
Giraffe Innovation and Brunel University School of Engineering, Design & Physical Sciences

Chair: Professor Rob Holdway 

‘Sweating our assets’ - Resource productivity in a post Brexit economy
10:40 - 11:10
Session
European Movement UK | South Thanet

Government, policy makers, manufacturers and the wider business community all need to consider a future where the demand for resources outstrips supply and where the security of that supply is of itself a critical and unstable factor. Other strong manufacturing nations, such as Germany, the US, Japan and South Korea, have grasped the nettle and are preparing themselves.  It is now time for the UK to pick up the mantle.

Key themes covered:

  • Can ‘Resource Productivity’ deliver the UK’s industrial strategy?

  • The challenges faced by government and business in a world of ever more limited resources

  • Strategies for Resource Productivity: Retaining Value within the UK Economy

  • Policy framework that encourages and supports businesses to drive efficiency through their business models

Renewables and the construction sector in a post Brexit economy
11:15 - 11:45
Session
Renewable Energy Association

Key themes covered:

  • The role of renewable energy infrastructure technologies (EITs) in a circular economy

  • How renewable energy is both driving and shaping the clean global economy of the future

  • Decentralised energy as an opportunity for construction and renewables;

  • What next? The role of renewables in a post (hard) BREXIT economy

Circular Economy Business Models
11:50 - 12:20
Session
CIWM – Chartered Institution of Wastes Management

Key themes covered:

  • Game-changing developments in the waste industry following the UK’s decision to leave the EU

  • The legislative implications of Brexit - What will be the impact on the supply chain?

  • Circular Economy opportunities for business

Getting lost to get found - managing innovation in the circular economy
12:25 - 12:55
Session
Interface

Key themes covered:

  • Managing innovation – how project failure led to success

  • Climate Take Back - Four ways we can take back our climate

  • Case Study: Net-Works™ - recycling discarded fishing nets into carpet tiles

  • The importance of a robust business case in supporting Circular Economy projects

From Waste to Wealth - Circular business models in practice
13:00 - 13:30
Session

Key themes covered:

  • Circular business models – what are they and being prepared for the hurdles  when  implementing

  • Understanding if the circular economy model is the best business proposition for you to save money, drive up revenue and reduce waste

  • Raising awareness and skills to adopt a circular business model – what are the mechanisms you must have in place at the start?

  • How to drive up circular practice and buy-in from the manager level up?

  • Real world examples of circular models shaping business

  • The Circular Economy and the UK’s Industrial Strategy

BS 8001 (Implementing the principles of the circular economy in organizations)
13:45 - 14:15
Session
Sustainability BSI

BS 8001 Framework for implementing circular economy principles in organizations – Guide represents the world’s first circular economy business-oriented standard, to continually improve an organization’s transition from a linear to a more sustainable circular mode of operation. It provides circular economy principles that should be applied when applying the proposed framework for action. The intent is that any organization could use this standard, no matter how advanced their journey to a circular model is providing guidance to organisations on the steps they can take to transition from a linear, to a more sustainable and circular mode of operation.

  • Why does industry need BS8001?

  • How is it relevant now and in the future?

  • How companies can create direct and indirect value from the Circular Economy

Cities, climate change, resilience, sustainability and the circular economy
14:20 - 14:50
Session

Key themes covered:

  • How circular economy practices can be scaled up from the individual component or asset level for city, regional, and even global economies The climate change risks facing cities

  • Climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies

  • Systems thinking for the Circular Economy

  • Technology versus society – are these mutually exclusive?

  • New opportunities for designing, planning, constructing and dismantling our built environment

Review of the Government’s Chief Scientific Officers Resources Report
14:55 - 15:15
Session
Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) Resource Panel & MD SOENECS Ltd

Key themes covered:

  • The objectives of the CSO’s report on resources and what this means for the construction and demolition sector

  • Is the built environment industry doing enough and what more could be done in moving towards circularity?

  • How could the industry do more to embrace material value? 

Buildings as Material Banks – enabling a circular way of building
15:30 - 16:00
Session

This presentation will introduce the €10M BAMB project, which brings 16 partners from 8 European countries together for one mission - to move the building industry towards a circular economy. This builds on BRE’s 20 years+ experience in resource efficiency. The topics covered include:

  • Keeping the value of the materials, products or components

  • Understanding and measuring the lifecycle impacts and costs of buildings

  • Business models Decision making models

  • Policy and regulation that support the Circular Economy

  • Decision making support ‘tools’ that encourages better use of material resources throughout the life cycle of the building.

  • New opportunities for aligned UK case studies and pilots

A circular office - practical lessons from PwC's Going Circular journey
16:05 - 16:35
Session

Key themes covered:

  • Lessons learned: sharing our experience of collaboration to deliver circularity 'in use'

  • The circular economy for non-manufacturing organisations: what it means and how to transition

  • Where to start and what to aim for?

  • How to create a strong business case for internal change

  • How 'going circular' fits into a post Brexit world and the new UK Industrial Strategy
The Gamification of Behaviour Change
16:40 - 17:10
Session
Eco Action Games

Key themes covered:

This practical session will introduce novel techniques to inspire people into taking action against climate change.

  • What is behaviour change and why it matters?

  • How effective is a games centric approach to changing behaviour?