01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London

01 - 03 March 2022 | ExCeL, London


Keynote stage 1

Achieving net zero development

03 March / 10:15-11:00

Curated by the RIBA

A practical session, which will provide an update on the RIBA’s sustainability targets and review current case study examples with an opportunity for audience Q&A.


Chair: Mina Hasman, Senior Associate Principal (Sustainability Lead), SOM and RIBA Sustainable Futures Group



03 March / 11:15-12:00

Curated by Homes England

Homes England are the government’s housing accelerator. We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change. By releasing more land to developers who want to make a difference, we’re making possible the new homes England needs, helping to improve neighbourhoods and grow communities.


Innovation in Precast Concrete

03 March / 12:15-13:00

Curated by the MPA Precast

This session explores innovation in this sector with a focus on reducing embodied carbon.

Chair: Jenny Burridge, Head of Structural Engineering, The Concrete Centre

Green House Gas Scopes 1, 2 and 3 emission reporting for construction, refurbishment and demolition

03 March / 13:15 - 14:00

Curated by BRE

Exploring the challenges that organisations face establishing a baseline to inform Science-Based Targets and their NetZero Carbon ambitions, and how to evidence actual performance against targets by capturing upstream emissions across their value chain.

WELL Ratings: Bring health-safety, performance and equity to the built environment

03 March / 14:15-15:00

Curated by the IWBI

At the International WELL Building Institute, we know that the spaces around us can make everyone, everywhere, healthier, happier and more productive. In making these spaces work for us, we cannot rely on certification alone to ensure the best outcomes. At IWBI, we have released – and continue to develop – ratings to meet the moment, whether they scale an organization’s human performance metrics (WELL Performance Rating) or better promote the health and well being of those indoors (WELL Health-Safety Rating).

Chair: Ann-Marie Aguilar, SVP International WELL Building Institute (UK)

Making a difference: the importance of sustainable sourcing for interior design

03 March / 15:15-16:00

Curated by BIID

It has never been more important to show our commitment as an industry to sustainable design practices. The panel, which includes members of the BIID Sustainability Committee, will explore the importance of the designers role in advising clients on the environmental and social impact of their projects and discuss the sustainability challenges associated with specifying products, materials and technologies. What are the supply chain / lifecycle considerations that need to be considered when sourcing? What are the other important questions that designers need to ask suppliers and project implementation teams, to encourage them to offer or facilitate lower impact solutions? As interior designers, we have a unique opportunity to inform and inspire our clients and one of the key ways we can make a difference, is through careful sourcing. Find out how by attending this informative panel discussion.

Chair: Liz Bell, Design Director, Absolute Project Management

Keynote stage 2

Do we need a below-ground national model design code?

03 March / 10:15-11:00

Curated by Urban Design Group

This session will look at how a ‘national model design code’ for below-ground could improve the situation for the future and what changes to legislation and regulation would be needed to achieve this necessary change.
A vital topic for all engaged in working on places, buildings and environments for people and nature.

Chair: Robert Huxford, Director, Urban Design Group

The Revised Manual for Streets – a must for all engaged in street design

03 March / 11:15-12:00

Curated by CIHT

Given that streets and roads currently make up three-quarters of all public space, their design and how they function has a huge impact on the quality of place and people’s lives as well as on economic and social vitality and environmental sustainability. The Manual aims to provide the right technical advice so that it is used to deliver a better public realm for all. This session looks at what the new manual offers by those who have been creating it.

Chair: Andrew Hugill, Director, Policy and Technical Affairs CIHT

Practical applications of flexibility in building retrofit

03 March / 12:15-13:00

Curated by Carbon Trust

Building retrofit has traditionally focused on reducing the amount of energy that we use. But with increasing variability in the supply of energy, the focus is now on when a building uses energy rather than how much they use. In this session we will look at the issue of flexibility in the context of building retrofit and outline practical steps building owners can take to benefit from innovations, such as dynamic time of use tariffs and payments for demand side response. In addition, we will explain how DNOs can get increasingly involved in building retrofit projects and what technologies can help building owners right now to benefit.

We have confirmed two Carbon Trust speakers who will moderate and sit on the panel. They are in the process of reaching out to speakers and I will provide you with an updated list shortly.

Leading the UK’s net zero heat transition

03 March / 13:15 - 14:00

Curated by the Innovation Gateway

Leading the UK’s net zero heat transition. Go faster together than we can alone

Commercial heat represents nearly 40% of UK emissions. We will not reach net zero without radical change. Given the size of heat as a proportion of UK energy demand, the decarbonisation of heat will have broad impacts across the whole energy system.

Through shared vision and intention, a group of ambitious organisations across multiple sectors have come together to develop HEATzero – an action group focused on innovative solutions built around collaborative demand in heat decarbonisation.

Optimising the use of concrete

03 March / 14:15-15:00

Curated by MPA The Concrete Centre

A core principle of a circular economy is to do more with less.
This session explores the opportunities to create more efficient structural solutions using concrete, and design strategies for optimising and extending its long service life including design for adaptability.


Chair: Elaine Toogood, Head of Architecture, The Concrete Centre



03 March / 15:15-16:00

Curated by ACAN

How can we construct comfortable, healthy, high-quality, energy efficient, low-carbon buildings with the technologies and methods available to us today?

The culmination of research and knowledge sharing is exemplified in real buildings. We will hear from architects that are experts at working with natural materials as they discuss two exemplary case-study projects – critically examining the choices made at design stage, through the build process, to consequences on the outcomes for the end-users. We will discuss the benefits of choosing bio-based construction materials, the challenges faced, and lessons learnt for future projects.

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