Green home finance: pioneering sustainable lending
Find out about current government policy on green finance; learn about innovative finance products to help homeowners to make their homes more energy efficient and planned new green finance innovation.
Chair: Tim Cook, Joint Head of Built Innovation, BEIS
Valuations and Lending Underwriting Energy Reduction (VALUER)
Graham Sumsion, Lending Operations Manager, Monmouthshire Building Society
Cerys Williams, Innovation, Manager, Sero Homes
Add To My Mortgage
Matthew Boyes, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Add To My Mortgage (ATMM)
Product and innovation pitches from Innovation Partners
13.30-13.45 Pitch 1 Procore: How culture drives business
Every company has a culture, whether it’s intentionally or accidentally created. Companies can leverage culture to their advantage, but few actually do so. When you focus on building a positive and engaging company culture, you will build a more profitable business. In this talk we will share how construction businesses can use technology to drive a healthy workplace culture and apply the tools needed to maximize future culture development.
Kris Carter, Product Marketing Manager, Procore
14.00-14.15 Pitch 2 Worcester Bosch: Decarbonisation of Heat and Low Carbon Technologies for Residential Housing
Worcester Bosch are committed to a greener future, working with the Government to continue warming homes while decarbonising home heating. Join us to learn about four key innovations which will help the country to be equipped to meet 2050 Net Zero targets for a more sustainable future – hydrogen ready boilers, heat pumps, hybrids, and heat networks.
Alex Thomas, Key Account Director: Southern Region, Worcester Bosch
14.30 -14.45 Pitch 3 C-PROBE GROUP: Using smart low carbon cements to preserve embodied carbon in structures
C-Probe has developed alkali-activated cementitious materials (AACM) that can act as an impressed current anode mortar and concrete to protect steel from corrosion in structures for their whole life. The talk will discuss these innovations in the context of preserving embodied carbon in existing structures and the launch of the same technology as a modular component to fit into new build. These combine with embedded sensors and open network electronics to provide data and low-cost remote control of a structure’s In Use performance.
Sustainable Company of the Year 2021, 540 WORLD present three sustainable innovations from their circular solutions stand (E40) - exemplar companies, Upcyclea on myUpcyclea - the world's first materials resource AI-enabled platform, Whitecroft Lighting on low carbon lighting and Ethical Stone on Magna Glaskeramik waste glass facades. Project questions are welcome.
A Shift to Credibility: Certify your Buildings as Net Zero
There is no single solution but rather a multitude of steps that need to be integrated in a holistic approach driven by innovation. Firstly, the current lack of clear regulation and transparency in data hinders the industry’s journey to Net Zero. Consequently, not enough stakeholders are voluntarily working towards achieving Net Zero or even Carbon Neutral.
Secondly, a solution-driven response is crucial to motivate the change necessary for the built environment to achieve Net Zero by 2030. We need a credible and dependable certification system that gives stakeholders the confidence to engage in reaching this ambitious target. This will incentivise pioneers to lead by example and set a new standard of sustainability in the built environment. Finally, and most importantly, a shift in mindset which recognises that this pathway is the only option needed to step up to the highest level of sustainable practice and set this as the new industry standard.
Speaker: Chris Hocknell, Director, Eight Associates