Rushlight Built Environment Briefing

Sustainable Innovations for the Urban Built Environment

Thursday 3 May 2018

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Hosted by  

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 25 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6AY

The energy sector has undergone the largest transformation with regard to an improvement in its environmental footprint.  Transport is now undergoing a comparatively rapid transformation as cars, vans and rail become electric and biofuels make an impression in shipping and aviation.  There is substantial pressure to address food waste and eradicate plastic packaging, which have been demonised due to their drastic environmental footprints.  The built environment now faces unprecedented challenges across energy security, carbon reduction, resource efficiency and waste reduction.   47% of all UK CO2 emissions are linked to the construction and operation of the built environment. Of this, 27% comes from housing, 18% from non-domestic buildings, and 2% from the construction process itself.

However, these figures do not account for embodied carbon which in the case of certain building materials such as cement, bricks, steel and other metals and glass is significant.  Often overlooked, the embodied carbon emitted in producing materials can have a significant impact on the whole lifecycle emissions of buildings’ construction, maintenance and eventual refurbishment or destruction. Recent analysis has shown that the embodied energy share of conventional buildings was between 6-20%. However, in low-energy buildings this share increased to 26-57%, and in nearly Zero Energy Buildings this could be up to 100%.  Generally, embodied carbon is most concentrated at the manufacturing stage, particularly the buildings’ fabric, foundations, superstructure and envelope. However, while initial design and construction materials are important, the carbon costs of refurbishment deserve serious attention. Every new building becomes a refurbishment case within just a few months of completion and reducing the carbon embodied in materials which may be replaced with successive refurbishments can provide opportunity to reduce the total lifecycle carbon of the building. These benefits apply to old buildings as well, vastly increasing the potential impact.

The benefits of sustainable innovations go well beyond environmental advantages too.  There are significant economic and social benefits to be considered when, according to a London Assembly Report recently, water bills can be reduced by 30%, gas bills can be reduced by 80%, starting prices for homes can be reduced by £400,000 to £800,000 and units can be built in 10 weeks rather than 40 weeks.

In November last year, the Government as part of its Industrial Strategy White Paper struck an agreement with the construction industry which aims to halve emissions in the built environment over the next eight years.  The flagship deal will see the Government invest £170m over three years, with £250m coming from industry, to commercialise technologies capable of building energy-efficient, cost-effective housing and infrastructure.  The deal aims to reduce the cost of construction by one-third while halving greenhouse gas emissions in the industry by 2025.

The sector has, in spite of the removal of targets and regulations in the past, nevertheless been evolving and improving its sustainability credentials.  Offsite construction is a real option in some cases, reducing waste and improving efficiencies significantly; passivhaus continues to gain traction; aggregates have entered the circular economy; innovations involving natural air conditioning, natural light, thermal insulation, paints, solar energy, energy efficiency, biomaterials and remanufactured products continue to evolve.

This briefing will aim to highlight what these technologies and innovations are likely to be, what is evolving in this space and how these targets are going to be achieved.  It will be an ideal event for all built environment professionals, sustainability consultants, construction companies, built environment technology developers, property developers, investors and financiers, cleantech innovators, analysts, intermediaries and advisers.

Agenda

5.30pm Registration

6.00pm Welcome: Andrew Bond, Partner, Smith & Williamson

6.10pm Introduction: Clive Hall, Rushlight Events

6.15pm The current picture in the built environment – Don Ward, Chief Executive, Constructing Excellence.  His presentation is Rushlight BEB 3-5-18 Don Ward part 1 and Rushlight BEB 3-5-18 Don Ward part 1a and Rushlight BEB 3-5-18 Don Ward part 2.

6.40pm The built environment sustainable innovations – David Cheshire, Regional Sustainability Director, AECOM.  His presentation is Rushlight BEB 3-5-18 David Cheshire part 1 and Rushlight BEB 3-5-18 David Cheshire part 2 and Rushlight BEB 3-5-18 David Cheshire part 3

7.10pm Panel discussion and Q&A, augmented by

Madoc Batcup, Managing Partner, Synaps Partners LLP

Neil Pennell, Head of Design, Innovation & Property Solutions, Landsec

Ian Hutchcroft, Market Development, Energiesprong UK

Jenny Burridge, Head of Structural Engineering, The Concrete Centre

8.00pm Networking and drinks

9.00pm Close

SPEAKERS

Don Ward – Constructing Excellence

Don Ward is Chief Executive of Constructing Excellence*, the UK industry best practice and knowledge transfer organisation which is part of the BRE Trust group of companies**. He also runs the European Construction Institute (ECI), which became part of BRE in September 2017, and has responsibility for BRE’s Innovation Parks.  He has over thirty years’ experience of innovation and best practice in the built environment sector, specialising in policy making, industry change, supply chain integration, collaborative working and sustainability in housing, buildings and infrastructure.  He is closely involved with many UK government and industry bodies, including the Construction Leadership Council, the Infrastructure and Projects Authority within the Cabinet Office, and the British Standards Institution (BSI). He is a Simon Industrial Fellow in infrastructure development with the Alliance Manchester Business School of the University of Manchester, and has provided strategic advice at government and sector level in over 30 different countries.

David Cheshire – AECOM

David Cheshire is a Regional Director at AECOM, specialising in sustainability in the built environment. David has over twenty years’ experience acting as a sustainability champion on construction projects and has written best practice industry guidance including CIBSE’s Sustainability Guide. David is a Chartered Environmentalist, a BREEAM Accredited Professional and sits on the SKA Rating technical committee as well as delivering training on sustainable buildings. He is the author of Building Revolutions, an RIBA book that explains how to apply the circular economy to the built environment.

Neil Pennell – Landsec

Neil Pennell is Head of Design, Innovation and Property Solutions at Landsec, the UK’s largest quoted property company. He is responsible for the creation of a clear and compelling vision for the Company’s long-term strategy with respect to the design and development of innovative, environmentally sustainable and technically excellent buildings.  He is a Senior Thought Leader working across the Group on technical and innovative solutions for Landsec’s current and future portfolio, acting as a trusted adviser to the Senior Executive team and other internal and external stakeholders.  He is charged with providing strategic advice to the business on sustainable building design, smart building technology and innovative procurement and construction processes to ensure Landsec retains its leadership position in the real estate sector. This involves a wide remit to drive innovation and the application of technology including; Internet of Things, energy technologies, AI, advanced building analytics, BiM, modern methods of construction, smart building technologies and Prop Tech solutions.  Neil sits on the Board of the British Council of Offices (BCO) and Chairs the Technical Affairs Committee which is responsible for producing the BCO’s industry leading technical publications.  He is also a director of the Better Buildings Partnership and a member of WiredScore Connectivity Advisory Committee.

Madoc Batcup – Synaps Partners LLP

Madoc is the Managing Director of Synaps and has been an independent consultant for many years, during which time he has been involved in a number of innovative transactions in the areas of fund management, financial structuring and property, advising large institutional investors both in Europe and Japan. For a number of years in the early nineties he was a member of the property sub committee of the National Association of Pension Funds. Madoc lived in Japan in the 1980’s, under a special EU programme where he learnt Japanese and worked for Sumitomo Bank and the Mitsubishi Research Institute. He subsequently joined Swiss Bank Corporation International (now part of UBS) and helped establish their investment banking operation in Tokyo before returning to London to specialise in structured financing. Madoc qualified as a barrister and has degrees in law from both Cambridge University and the Institut d’Etudes Européennes in Brussels.

Ian Hutchcroft – Energiesprong UK

Ian works with Energiesprong UK to develop the market for net zero energy retrofit and new build, adapting the Dutch Energiesprong approach for the UK market.  He develops new opportunities with landlords and our partner organisations, and is leading early delivery projects.  He is also Innovation Director at Regen, Chair of Plymouth Energy Community, an Energy Saving Trust Associate, and has his own consulting business.  Ian has previously worked for Energy Saving Trust as Head of Delivery (England), local authorities and architects and has won an Ashden Award for sustainable energy innovation.

Jenny Burridge – The Concrete Centre

Jenny leads the team of structural engineers at The Concrete Centre which is the central development organisation for the UK concrete industry dedicated to enabling all those involved in the design, use and performance of concrete to realise the full potential of concrete. She is a chartered civil and structural engineer with more than 30 years’ experience in the construction industry. She has worked for Arup and AECOM designing award winning buildings in both the UK and mainland Europe. She is the UK representative on the CEN task group looking at revisions to the fire part of Eurocode 2 and chairs the BSI Advisory Committee for Engineering Design and Construction.

 

Sustainable Refurbishment

Wednesday 14 October 2015

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Hosted by  

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 25 Moorgate, London, EC2R 6AY

According to BRE, nearly one third of UK carbon emissions are from housing. We can and should build new houses to rigorous energy efficiency standards. Yet at current rates of demolition and new build, it will take 1,000 years to completely renew the UK housing stock – so most of the homes standing today will still be in use in 2050.

The sudden termination of the Zero Carbon Homes 2016 policy and the Green Deal this summer, together with the continued economic squeeze, have emphasised the importance of maintaining and upgrading our existing building stock to an improved environmental standard.

The challenge is to refurbish the buildings of the past as buildings for the future. How do landlords, facilities managers, tenants, builders, homeowners and housing managers decide what needs to be done and how it should be achieved? What are the costs, the paybacks, the technical constraints? How should they weigh up the environmental impacts of materials, water and energy use?

A performance gap has been identified between how some newly refurbished properties operate and what was expected.  Behaviour specialists identify specific issues which mean that an improved quality of living is expected by the occupants after the project is completed and so the new running costs and environmental benefits are sometimes less beneficial than hoped.  However, some technologies have also not performed as well as expected.  What has been learnt so far and what are the real figures that can be relied upon when a refurbishment decision is being made?

There are many instances when demolition and rebuild will be considered as an alternative to refurbishment. This could be justified purely on economic grounds, or the advantages offered by a new building could be considered to justify the extra cost. However, two non-economic factors should be considered:

1. The environmental impact of refurbishment versus new build

2. The socio-economic impact.

Initially, the environmental impact of refurbishment will almost always be less than demolition and new build. This is because all the materials carry embodied energy – to replace them causes new carbon emissions. Furthermore, the demolition process and waste disposal creates carbon emission as well as other waste disposal impacts. It is often argued that a new building will operate at higher energy performance than a refurbished one, and that during its lifetime, may have less environmental impact. Two important effects should be considered – that new build is only the lowest emitter after the break-even time period, and that this period can be extended by improved performance of the refurbished option. Also, if the break-even time is beyond the time of the environmental crisis (or emission reduction target), the life-cycle emission is irrelevant and the refurbished building is the best choice. It is also evident that the break-even point is sensitive to the actual performance of the buildings; new buildings have not in general performed as well as predicted and this will postpone the break-even point.

This event will take a good hard look at sustainable refurbishment, what it really means, what the practical experiences have been, how sustainable refurbishment has been financed and what the investor perspectives are, what the building industry is actively doing to push this agenda and what homeowners and tenants are looking for from newly refurbished buildings today.

Evening Agenda:

5.30pm Registration

6.00pm Welcome: Andrew Bond, Smith & Williamson

6.10pm Introduction: Clive Hall, Rushlight Events

6.15pm Overview of Sustainable Refurbishment – Richard Lupo, Senior Sustainability Consultant, Sustainable Homes.  His presentation is HERE.

6.40pm  Analysing the technology alternatives – Russell Smith, Managing Director, Parity Projects.  His presentation is HERE.

7.10pm Panel discussion and Q&A, augmented by

 Bruno Gardner – Managing Director, Low Carbon Workplace, Carbon Trust

 Bevan Jones – Sustainability Manager, Catalyst Housing

 Paul Davies – Sustainable Technologies Manager, Wates Living Space

8.00pm Networking and drinks

9.00pm Close

Speakers

Bruno Gardner – Managing Director, Low Carbon Workplace, Carbon Trust

Bruno heads up the Carbon Trust’s involvement in the Low Carbon Workplace, a low-carbon property development partnership between the Carbon Trust, asset manager Columbia Threadneedle and developer Stanhope. The partnership acquires commercial office buildings and refurbishes them into modern, energy-efficient workplaces. Tenants receive ongoing support from the Carbon Trust, helping them to minimise their energy costs and carbon emissions. Bruno also leads the Carbon Trust’s work on sustainable cities. In his previous role as Director of Energy Efficiency Ventures, Bruno oversaw the Carbon Trust’s commercial energy efficiency and implementation activities, including the Energy Efficiency Financing partnership with Siemens Financial Services and the Carbon Trust Green Business Directory for accredited equipment suppliers. Before joining the Carbon Trust, Bruno worked as a strategy consultant for McKinsey and held various commercial, strategic and operational roles with ExxonMobil and Barclays. Bruno holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA.

Richard Lupo – Senior Sustainability Consultant, Sustainable Homes

Richard is a Chartered Environmentalist and Full Member of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). At Sustainable Homes he has carried out over 50 full sustainability assessments of social landlords using the SHIFT standard. He has also facilitated the design of housing stock energy efficiency improvement strategies using the CROHM format. Other consultancy work includes calculating and making recommendations for improvement of office carbon emissions and business fleet emissions. In addition, he is an experienced Code for Sustainable Homes assessor.  He has trained and qualified over 300 Code for Sustainable Homes assessors as well as trained building professionals on Housing Quality Indicators and sustainable refurbishment.  At Imperial College London, he developed a waste silt recycling process, gained an MSc in Environmental Engineering and studied the impact of new regulations on hazardous waste disposal.

Russell Smith – Managing Director, Parity Projects

Russell founded Parity in 2005 whilst carrying out his own deep eco-renovation – work which inspired the later development of the our renowned Home Energy Masterplan and CROHM stock assessment advice services.  He is a fellow of the Centre of Refurbishment Excellence, serves on the Buildings Working Group of the Green Construction Board, and is a Director of RetrofitWorks co-operative.

Bevan Jones – Sustainability Manager, Catalyst Housing Ltd

Bevan is the Group Sustainability Manager for Catalyst responsible for implementing sustainability strategy and bespoke projects.  He has contributed to a number of local and national studies including ‘Closing the Performance Gap – End of Term Report’ with the Zero Carbon Hub.  Prior to this he was a Senior Consultant with Ecofys gaining extensive climate change adaptation experience and advising clients on adaptation and resilience within their business.  before that he was Climate Change Adaptation Officer/Low Carbon Partnerships Officer at the London Borough of Islington.

Paul Davies – Sustainable Technologies Manager, Wates Living Space

Paul is the Sustainable Technologies Manager for Wates Living Space and has recently been overseeing the delivery of the AGMA Green Deal & ECO programme, to deliver energy efficiency improvements into private housing in the North West of England.  He has led on a number of research projects focussed in the retrofit of the existing housing stock, including TSB Scaling Up Retrofit, ETI improving thermal efficency of the existing stock and nine of the TSB’s Retrofit for the future projects.  He is also a board member of Energiesprong UK, a Dutch finance model to improve residential property to a zero net energy standard and finance the improvement from the energy saving.  Well-known throughout the industry as an expert on a wide range of environmental issues, Paul has spoken at a number of conferences across the UK including CIH Conference, Cardiff, Capita National Housing Conference, RICS Low Carbon Homes Conference, Zero Carbon Britain workshop, Housing Forum. He is a Director of SHAP – the Sustainable Housing Action Programme and was  listed in the Top 50 Green Leaders in the West Midlands, he also contributed to the Zero Carbon Britain 2030 report produced by the CAT.

Sustainable Construction in Smart Cities

Thursday 5 June 2014

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Hosted by  

15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

THIS EVENT CAN QUALIFY FOR CPD POINTS FOR A RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES.  CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST.

Smart technologies, especially in the urban environment, are a hot topic at the moment. The way in which cities will evolve in the future so that we can all live, work and move around in a sustainable fashion is developing apace, helped by moves to decentralise energy and the significant advances in transport technologies and infrastructure.

However, with all the recent clarification in the meaning of zero carbon buildings, especially in the context of both 2016 and 2019 targets, and the strides being made in the construction and refurbishment sectors, it is timely to focus our attention at this event on how construction and major refurbishment is evolving sustainably.

Substantial new housing is required and planned and most of this will take place in cities. Furthermore, the existing building stock will be updated both to improve energy efficiency and to incorporate smart technologies, living and working. While smart technologies provide useful data and help to optimise and coordinate different systems, the largest environmental footprint will still be construction. The specification for new buildings and major refurbishments will determine how truly sustainable this urban expansion will be and it will also set the standard for sustainable living and working going forward.

This event will set out what future cities may look like, what sustainable construction solutions can be financed, what the construction industry is actively doing to push this agenda and what customers are looking for from new construction today. For all the political rhetoric and the publication of a raft of new regulations, it is what the key stakeholders are looking to do that will determine what will be developed, what will be invested and ultimately what will happen.

Evening Agenda:

5.30pm Registration

6.00pm Welcome: Ed Cooke, Bird & Bird

6.10pm Introduction: Clive Hall, Rushlight Events

6.15pm Future City outlook: Peter Madden, CEO Future Cities Catapult.  His presentation is HERE

6.40pm Financing future city construction: Ed Cooke, Partner Bird & Bird.  His presentation notes are HERE

7.00pm A Key Construction Product – Concrete: Elaine Toogood, Regional Architect, The Concrete Centre.  Her presentation is HERE

7.20pm Panel discussion and Q&A, augmented by

Tessa Barraclough, Group Sustainability Manager Peabody

Emma Nicholson, Founding Director

8.00pm Networking and drinks

9.00pm Close

The recordings of the talks can be found HERE

Peter Madden

Peter Madden is the Chief Executive of the Future Cities Catapult, a world-leading innovation centre that creates the products and services that cities need if they are to have a strong economy, a protected environment, and an improved quality of life.  He is passionate about the integration of city infrastructure and how a more joined-up approach to city planning can improve quality of life, protect the environment and grow cities’ economies.  He has strong views on what the city of the future will look like.  Previously, Peter was Chief Executive of Forum for the Future, a non-profit organisation working globally with cities, governments and leading businesses to promote sustainable development.  Prior to that, he worked as Head of Policy at the Environment Agency, as Ministerial Adviser to the British Government, as Director of Green Alliance and as Head of Policy at Christian Aid.  He is currently a Crown Estate Counsellor, an Advisory Board member of the Center for Energy Efficiency and Sustainability and a member of the UK Government Smart Cities Forum.

Elaine Toogood – Architect, The Concrete Centre

Elaine has nearly 20 years’ experience of working in the construction industry, principally within private architectural practice. She is also a long serving member of the Lewisham Planning Authority Design Panel. Elaine currently works in the Sustainability, Architecture and Housing Team at The Concrete Centre and provides decision-makers in the construction industry with advice and design guidance related to the use of concrete. As well as providing project advice, Elaine also contributes to Concrete Quarterly and authors technical guidance.

Tessa Barraclough

Tessa is Group Sustainability Manager, responsible for the successful implementation of Peabody Group’s sustainability strategy from reducing waste and water consumption to improving the energy efficiency of homes.

Emma Nicholson – Founding Director of Women in Sustainable Construction and Property

Emma has over 16 years private consultancy experience of the Built Environment as a Chartered Sustainability Consultant and Chartered Project Manager specialising in green buildings. She is Regional Chair and Council Member of The Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment for Yorkshire and Humberside and from 2010 to 2013 was Chair of the Chartered Institute of Building’s London Sustainability Strategy Group.  In 2012 Emma was seconded to LOCOG as a freelance Director for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games.  Her role as Environmental Manager and Venues Sustainability Manager involved work on the sustainable strategy key performance indicators with LOCOG’s sustainability team.  She is Founding Director of Women in Sustainable Construction and Property (WSCP), a successful multi-disciplinary network group established in 2011.

Delivering Energy Efficiency Gains in Workplace Buildings

Wednesday 12 June 2013

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Hosted by  

15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

THIS EVENT QUALIFIES FOR CPD POINTS FOR A RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES.  CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST.

Whether a group or building owner has set a specific target to be achieved or an investment has already been made, delivering energy efficiency gains in the workplace is not straightforward. If investors or companies are going to see the expected return from their investment, then either staff need to be encouraged to deliver the gains too or the issue is taken out of their hands through smart controls. Which solution is chosen will depend on a number of factors.

This evening briefing is designed to set out the different solutions to achieve energy efficiency gains, from direct staff engagement, through the latest design ideas and technologies to smart automation circumventing the human factor. You will hear about some recent success stories and case studies of the very latest thinking in delivering the negawatt.

Evening agenda

5.30pm      Registration

6.00pm      Welcome – Michael Rudd, Bird & Bird

6.05pm      Introduction – Clive Hall, Rushlight Events

6.10pm      Successful approaches for changing occupants’ behaviour – David Partridge, DJ Partridge Consulting

Presentation is HERE

6.25pm      Devices and design to improve energy efficiency in the workplace – Paul Hinkin, Black Architecture

Presentation is HERE

6.40pm       Smart solutions to guarantee energy savings – Peter Jones, Euro Energy Services

Presentation is HERE

7.00pm    Panel discussion augmented by David Maxwell, Sustainable Development Capital LLP; Andries van Der Walt, Cushman & Wakefield; Dave Farebrother, University of East London

7.45pm       Networking over drinks

9.00pm       Close

 

David Partridge, DJ Partridge Consulting

David Partridge is a London based independent consultant specialising in sustainable development for the built environment. His varied career over 25 years includes completing an engineering apprenticeship where he qualified as both a plumber and an electrician, serving for 3 years in the British Army’s Parachute Regiment and working as a building services manager and engineering designer.

A consultant for the last 11 years, David has been appointed by clients in government, construction, food and manufacturing industries to assist them in reducing the environmental impact of their products, auditing their processes and creating sustainable behaviour within their organisations. David is a graduate in mechanical and electrical engineering, behavioural sciences and a postgraduate in sustainable development from De Montfort University. He’s professional qualifications include registration as a Chartered Scientist, Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Plumbing & Heating Engineering.

Previously David has been appointed as the sustainable development consultant for the London Underground network, which led to him designing the first zero carbon tube station; he is now involved in research into ethical and sustainable meat / dairy free food technologies and consumer behaviour. David also works as an Expert Witness and makes regular appearances on TV and radio, including working for BBC Watchdog and Rogue Traders consumer programmes.

Paul Hinkin, Black Architecture

Paul trained at the University of Wales and undertook a Masters degree in Bioclimatic Architectural Design at the University of Portsmouth. This allowed him to explore his interest in the role of micro-climate as a generator of architectural form to create environmental functionality and delight through the application of bioclimatic design principles. A non-conformist, Paul is happiest when developing new ideas in conjunction with others. He is at his best when exploring possibilities and new opportunities, working in areas where change is highly valued. He passionately believes that architecture is a humane art that should enhance the lives of the people who use it. Paul is interested in product design and has made a number of prototype light fittings, collects modern European glass, being drawn to the humble nature of the raw material and the resultant sculptural qualities of the finished pieces and is learning to sail; enjoying the challenge of trying to harness the wind to move in the right direction!

David Maxwell, SDCL

David is an investment analyst within SDCL’s investment advisory business, focussing on the energy efficiency sector in the UK and Europe. His responsibilities include financial modelling, sourcing and analysing investment opportunities, transaction negotiation and execution, managing relationships with financial, legal and technical partners, project managing and monitoring investment activity and reporting to investors. Since joining SDCL in 2008, he has played a key role in the development of SDCL’s energy efficiency investment program and strategy, building relationships and market knowledge within the industrial and commercial sectors in the UK and Europe. He graduated with a Masters in English Literature and Italian from Edinburgh University and holds a post-graduate Masters Degree in Media & Communications from the University of London.

Andries van der Walt, Cushman & Wakefield

As Head of sustainability at Cushman & Wakefield, Andries is responsible for the internal and external sustainability strategy and proposition of the firm across the EMEA region. He has built up and continues to lead an international team of specialists delivering a wide range of sustainability and environmental consultancy services from corporate sustainability strategies to sustainable property investment and management.

Dave Farebrother, University of East London

Dave is currently the Sustainability Manager at the University of East London and also lectures in energy management at South Bank University. Previously he was the Environmental Director at Land Securities, where he was responsible for all aspects of sustainability across new developments and the managed office and retail portfolios.  Dave was IEMA’s Environment Manager of the Year in 2007 and is both a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Environmentalist, having contributed extensively to the debates around energy efficiency and sustainability for the built environment through work with UKGBC, BPF, BCO, CIBSE and the Energy Institute.

 

 

Urban Heat Sharing Networks 

Wednesday 21 November 2012

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Hosted by  

15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

THIS EVENT QUALIFIES FOR CPD POINTS FOR A RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES.  CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST.

This focused, early evening event will set out the very latest in knowledge and experience gained from setting up and running local district energy arrangements.  This briefing and subsequent networking will provide you with a good grounding of the latest approaches, innovations, contractual issues, financial thinking and commercial imperatives encountered by organisations in the vanguard of urban heat sharing.

This early evening event will cover the different ways of achieving economies of scale with heat in a built environment, both for new builds and for retrospective projects.  With district energy being promoted strongly by many regions and certain cities, like London, Southampton, Woking, Exeter and Sheffield, already benefits are being gained and there is good experience of addressing the contractual and installation challenges.

Evening agenda

17.30   Registration

18.00   Welcome and introduction – Michael Rudd, partner Bird & Bird

18.10   Urban Heat Sharing – Andy Ford, Technical Director Mott MacDonald

Presentation is HERE

18.30   Commercial and contractual issues – Michael Rudd, partner Bird & Bird  

18.50   Commercial realities – Howard Mapperley, Director Inventa Partners

Presentation is HERE

19.10   Speaker panel discussion and Q&As – augmented by David Maxwell, SDCL and Carl-Johan Falk , Site Manager Citigen (Ltd)

19.45   Networking over drinks

21.00   Close

Speakers:

Andy Ford, Technical Director, Mott MacDonald 

Andy has worked extensively on innovative buildings throughout his career and contributed to many award winning designs. His specialty lies in integrating ‘building physics’, systems design and architecture to deliver sustainable low energy design solutions. He has worked with many leading architects to deliver projects with proven long term, low energy results. More recently he has focused on conceptual sustainable design at a larger scale up to and including concept design for city level expansion and improving communication between the construction professions. He is frequently invited into government advisory panels and judging panels. Regularly speaks on low energy and sustainable futures around the world and the need to integrate a wide range of engineering skills to deliver this. His passion is for innovation and knowledge transfer and he sits on the MBE KTN steering group, the National Platform for Construction advising on the future direction of construction research and the industry steering group at LSBU. His work has taken a more specific focus in recent years in to how the industry can respond to the challenge of climate change. Andy was the President of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) 2011 -2012.

Howard Mapperley – Director, Inventa Partners

Howard, a chartered surveyor for over 20 years, has a background in property in both the public and private sector.  In 2001, following a 5 year break from property during which he worked as the Global Head of Internet Services for Prudential’s fund management business and then as a senior director for a Stanford Research technology transfer company he and his colleagues set up Inventa Partners to develop an innovative approach to the provision of utility infrastructure and district energy.  Through Inventa’s unique approach Howard focuses on working with major UK developers and local authorities helping them to de-risk and fund the provision of utility and district energy infrastructure.  Recent major projects have included the development of a Multi Utility Infrastructure Strategy for the Exeter and East Devon Growth Point; the development and ongoing delivery of a district energy strategy for the London Borough of Sutton; the completion of 6 Energy Services (ESCo) deals in London over the last 12 months.  Other clients include Land Securities, Prudential, Barratt Homes, Countryside Properties, Hammerson, Grosvenor and many others.

David Maxwell – SDCL

David is an investment analyst within SDCL’s investment advisory business, focussing on the energy efficiency sector in the UK and Europe.  His responsibilities include financial modelling, sourcing and analysing investment opportunities, transaction negotiation and execution, managing relationships with financial, legal and technical partners, project managing and monitoring investment activity and reporting to investors.  Since joining SDCL in 2008, he has played a key role in the development of SDCL’s energy efficiency investment program and strategy, building relationships and market knowledge within the industrial and commercial sectors in the UK and Europe. He graduated with a Masters in English Literature and Italian from Edinburgh University and holds a post-graduate Masters Degree in Media & Communications from the University of London

Carl-Johan Falk , Site Manager Citigen (Ltd)

Carl-Johan is an operational site manager for Eon-UK, having been operations manager, CHP Malmoe (Sweden), 450 MW of power & 400 MW of heat and Deputy Site Manager for the building phase of CHP Malmo.  He has a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

Minimising the embedded environmental footprint of construction and refurbishment

Wednesday 26 September 2012

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Hosted by  

90 Long Acre, London WC2E 9RA

THIS EVENT QUALIFIES FOR CPD POINTS FOR A RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES.  CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST.

This focused, early evening event set out the very latest in knowledge and experience gained by leading practitioners of managing the entire environmental footprint associated wth construction and other building works.

Much emphasis has been given to the carbon emissions emanating from existing housing and other buildings.  Some say that this is best addressed through a widespread building renewal programme.  However, this misses the key element that is the environmental impact of new buildings, both directly and indirectly, including resource utilisation, emissions, supply chain and logistics. For instance, even some of the earliest passivhaus designs in the UK involved significant amounts of carbon intensive concrete.

This briefing and subsequent networking provided a good grounding of the latest approaches towards measuring and monitoring the environmental impact of new buildings and refurbishment of existing buildings and how best to approach projects in the future in order to minimise their direct environmental effect.

Evening agenda

17.30   Registration

18.00   Welcome – James Acheson-Gray, MD APCO Worldwide

18.05   Introduction – Clive Hall, CEO Eventure Media

18.10   How to measure and plan your environmental footprint – Sarah Williamson, COO Sefaira.

Presentation is here.

18.30   Building materials – Elaine Toogood, The Concrete Centre.

Presentation is here.

18.50   Optimal Resource Management – Jonathan Essex, BioRegional.

Presentation is here.

19.10   Discussion panel and Q&As – augmented by Kirsten Henson, KLH Sustainability and John Newton, MD Ecology Consultancy

19.45   Networking over drinks

21.00   Close

Speakers:

Sarah Williamson Atkins – COO, Sefaira

Sarah Williamson Atkins has been involved in greening up the built environment for the last three years, having joined Sefaira in early 2010. She initially acted as CFO, raising two rounds of financing from energy efficiency and real estate investors.  More recently she has focused on business development and strategic partnerships in the retrofit arena.  Her particular interest is in the financing of retrofits in non-domestic and domestic property and the launch of the Green Deal.  Her brother is an award winning PassivHaus designer and she’s going through the pains of retrofitting her own home currently.  Sarah is a qualified accountant, has a degree in Engineering  Science from Oxford and studied Corporate Finance at London Business School.

Elaine Toogood, Regional architect for London and South East England, The Concrete Centre

Elaine has over 17 years’ experience of working in the construction industry, principally within private architectural practice.  She has developed the design for a wide range of building projects including private and social housing, museums and industrial warehouses and listed building conversions. Elaine is a member of the Lewisham Planning Authority Design Panel and was previously a Director of a medium sized architectural practice in London. In her current role at The Concrete Centre, Elaine works as a regional architect in the Sustainability, Architecture and Housing Team, providing key decision-makers in the construction industry with advice and design guidance related to the use of Concrete.

Jonathan Essex – Sustainable Construction Manager, BioRegional Development Group

BioRegional is an entrepreneurial charity working with business, government and the third sector to mainstream sustainable solutions. BioRegional focuses on new approaches to deliver sustainable construction, carbon reduction and sustainable resource management. We understand sustainability to require cutting the construction sector’s resource use and its 10% of the UK’s carbon footprint, most of which is ’embodied carbon’. BioRegional co-created One Planet Living as a goal-centred framework to transition to sustainability through new approaches to deliver Zero Waste, Zero Carbon and other principles from biodiversity and equity to health and happiness (http://www.bioregional.com/). Jonathan has worked on plans for enterprises to reuse surplus building products (http://www.reiy.net/) and with construction and demolition companies to become more sustainable. Jonathan is a Chartered Civil Engineer and Environmentalist.

Kirsten Henson – Director KLH Sustainability

Kirsten holds a masters degree in Civil Engineering and a second masters in Engineering for Sustainable Development from Cambridge University.  She has worked on London 2012 for the past 7 years in various sustainability roles.  Her initial role was with the master planning team to integrate sustainability concepts in to the earliest stages of project planning.  She then joined the ODA Delivery Partner and was responsible for implementation and delivery of the challenging waste and materials targets across the Olympic Park.  In addition, she also supported the Aquatics Centre, Olympic Stadium and Parklands in delivering against the broader sustainability agenda.  She subsequently started a growing sustainability consultancy, KLH Sustainability.  Through this enterprise she has continued her sustainability work on London 2012, both on and off-Park.  She also provides technical expertise to the United Nations Environment Programme in their advisory role on the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games.  She is an Olympic Park Learning Legacy ambassador and has published a number of papers on sustainability.  She is also a regular speaker at international events including Ecobuild and the EU Forum for Eco Innovation.

John Newton – Managing Director, The Ecology Consultancy

John has over 38 years experience of ecology work including as an in-house environmental manager for a major property company, and with construction contractors. John oversees all the work at The Ecology Consultancy and has particular input into major projects to do with infrastructure and sustainable building.  John is the author of amongst other things Working With Wildlife : guidance for the construction industry andBuilding Greener a guide to using plants on roofs, walls and pavements.

 Voltage Optimisation, Smart Metering & Build Energy Management Systems

Wednesday 30 May 2012

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Hosted by  

15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

THIS EVENT QUALIFIES FOR CPD POINTS FOR A RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES.  CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST.

This focused, early evening event will set out the very latest in knowledge and experience gained by leading practitioners of energy recording, reduction and management solutions.  Facilities and energy managers have found that the latest building management systems, smart metering and input energy solutions can have a significantly beneficial effect on the energy use of a building.  This briefing and subsequent networking will provide you with a good grounding of the latest technologies, innovations and structures being used by organisations in the vanguard of building energy efficiency.

Evening agenda

17.30   Registration

18.00   Welcome – Matt Bonass, partner Bird & Bird

18.05   Introduction – Clive Hall, CEO Eventure Media

18.10   Building energy refurbishment – a developer’s perspective – David Bownass, Sustainability Director Construction WSP.

His presentation is here.

18.25   How UK & EU legislation and policy is encouraging energy efficiency – Michael Rudd, partner Bird & Bird.

His presentation is here.

18.35   Energy efficiency property upgrades – a financier’s perspective – Alexander Heijning, CEO Alpheon Energy. His presentation is here.

18.50   Voltage optimisation  – Alexander BeckettpowerPerfector.

His presentation is here.

19.05   Building energy managemen systems/ Smart metering – Chris Moore,Honeywell Trend Control Systems.

His presentation is here.

19.20   Demand-side energy management – Yoav Zingher, CEO KiWi Power.

His presentation is here.

19.35   Speaker panel Q&As – augmented by Kumar Samiyappan, Head of Energy Management, PFI Health, Interserve Construction Ltd

19.45   Networking over drinks

21.00   Close

Speakers:

Yoav Zingher, CEO and Director KiWi Power – Yoav was a founding partner of 4rae Renewable and Alternative Energy Investments, a private equity group with $200 million under management, where he specialised in smart energy. Prior to this, Yoav worked on Singapore-based Tanker Pacific’s entry into the ultra-deepwater oildrilling sector, with an aggregate value exceeding $1.5 billion. Previously, Yoav worked at a New York-based hedge fund, specialising in long/short investments and arbitrage and at an Israeli Venture Capital firm based in Tel Aviv. Yoav holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Software Engineering from the University of Birmingham and an MBA from the London Business School.

Kumar Samiyappan, Head of Energy Management, Interserve plc – Kumar is responsible for P&L accounts for Energy Bureau Solutions & Speciailise in energy related design review and recommending technologies for energy efficiency & carbon management across PFI Health projects. He is responsible for energy & carbon management, CRCEES & EUETS compliance monitoring and reporting across Interserve and its client’s estates.  He has significant experience in energy procurement, Energy Signature Analysis & CHP modelling & sizing. His major interest is in realisation and promoting benefits of remote management systems and analytical techniques.  He is co-author – “Meter is moving” in CIBSE magazine detailing the benefits of metering and monitoring techniques & its advantages.  He has delivered energy audits and consultancy service for a wide range of clients through the Carbon Trust.  He is qualified with a Masters in Energy Engineering, and is currently doing research in utilising remote metering data for benchmarking and effective energy management.

Chris Moore, Trend Control Systems – Chris has both a Mechanical Engineering degree and an MBA. He has been selling Building Automation Systems for 8 years with all but the last year being in New York City. There he worked with high profile sites such as Columbia University and the World Trade Centres. An American by birth, Chris has been working with Trend in the UK for a little over a year now and his focus is on growing Trend’s influence in the marketplace, which he does by working with Trends’ Partners as well as with Consultants across the South East.

Alexander Heijning, Alpheon Energy – Alexander is the CEO of Alpheon Energy, a European ESCo that realises and finances energy upgrades for commercial real estate.  He holds a MSc in mechanical engineering from the Delft University of Technology.  Prior to founding Alpheon, he was responsible for process and supply chain efficiency improvement at GE Plastics Europe, applying the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.

David Bownass, Sustainability Director WSP UK Property and Development business. – His project work covers sustainability in a range of different building types at project development stage including client and technical engagement, ESCo & utility infrastructure deals, strategic carbon & energy advice with a particular specialism in UK future legislative development, management of niche specialist teams, sustainable design for new and existing buildings.  He has held senior engineering roles in Courtaulds Engineering, John Brown Engineering and Brian Ford Partnership.

Renewable Heat

Thursday 1 March 2012

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Hosted by  

15 Fetter Lane, London EC4A 1JP

THIS EVENT QUALIFIES FOR CPD POINTS FOR A RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES.  CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST.

This focused, early evening event will set out the very latest in knowledge and experience gained by leading practitioners of renewable heat solutions.  With the Renewable Heat Incentive almost upon us, solar thermal, air source and ground source heat pumps, which are the most tried and tested of all the renewables in the UK, will be taken up by even more building owners.  This briefing and subsequent networking will provide you with a good grounding and a complete update of the incentive and how it works and the very latest on these renewable heat technologies.

Evening agenda

17.30   Registration

18.00   Welcome – Matt Bonass, Bird & Bird

18.05   Introduction – Clive Hall, CEO Eventure Media

18.10   Types of Renewable Heat and the Renewable Heat Incentive – Dave Sowden, CEO JDS Associates.

His presentation is here

18.25   Renewable Heat Deployment – Michael Rudd, Bird & Bird.

His presentation is here

18.40   Solar thermal – Howard Johns, MD Southern Solar and Chair Solar Trade Association

18.55   Ground source heat pumps – Silvio Spiess, CEO Innasol.

His presentation is here

19.10   Air source heat pumps – Iain Bevan, National Heating Sales Manager Daikin.

His presentation is here

19.25   Speaker panel Q&As – augmented by Iain Fraser, Associate Partner Environmental Perspectives LLP

19.45   Networking over drinks

21.00   Close

Speakers:

Dave Sowden is an experienced director in regulatory and public affairs with over two decades of experience in the energy industry and an outstanding track record in obtaining changes in UK and EU legislation and regulation.  He is a sustainable energy expert and has had a pivotal role across a number of years in shaping key aspects of UK energy policy, especially in the energy efficiency, heating, and microgeneration sectors.  He founded and is Chief Executive of the Micropower Council, an industry body that brings together utilities, manufacturers, retailers, installers and trade associations with the aim of promoting microgeneration technologies, and which has been the driving force behind significant changes in the law, government policies and regulation to further the interests of the microgeneration sector in the UK.  His successful specialist consultancy business JDS Associates Ltd provides highly tailored strategy, policy and regulatory advice to a wide range of blue chip companies and SMEs in the sustainable energy sector, helping them to understand and shape the alignment between their commercial interests and the regulatory framework.

Howard Johns is the founder and MD of Southern Solar Ltd, and has been involved in the installation of solar hot water systems and PV systems for over ten years. He has a degree in Energy and Environmental technology and is also a qualified plumber.  He has led the growth of Southern Solar to a business with seven offices and team of eighty staff. He  is also Chairman of the Solar Trade Association (STA), and has been actively involved in lobbying Government to try to improve conditions for the industry. The STA represents over 450 solar energy companies in the UK. In this role Howard sat on the Heat and Hot Water Taskforce advising Ministers on renewable heat.  He has held this position since 2006.  Three years ago Howard founded OVESCo a pioneering local energy co-op project in his home town of Lewes. OVESCo successfully built one of the country’s first community owned PV power stations in 2011, installing 100kW on the roof of the local brewery “Harveys”.

Silvio Spiess is the Founder and CEO of Innasol Group, founded in 2010. Innasol Group is unlocking the multi-billion Dollar renewable heating and cooling market opportunity with next generation technologies. All Innasol products are also key components for the fast growing smart grid Eco-system. Before starting Innasol Group, Silvio was CEO of Internorm International Group and lead Internorm from national player to the European market leader for high energy efficient windows, which is a billion Dollar market.  Silvio is Austrian, age 46, married, 2 children and lives in Linz/Austria and London/UK. He graduated from the University of Economics, Vienna.

Iain Bevan entered the heating industry in 1995 when he joined Glow-worm as a Specification Sales Manager. This role developed into the Southern Specification Manager, working closely with larger social housing providers and national house builders preparing national agreements. During this time I saw the transition from standard efficiency to condensing boilers and the implementation of the Decent Homes standards.  Twelve years later I set up GLT Services Ltd, a plumbing and heating contracting business which focused on the implementation of MCS quality standards.   I then joined Daikin (UK) Ltd as their National Sales Manager for renewable heating products, focusing on air source heat pumps and solar thermal products.

Iain Fraser joined Environmental Perspectives in 2008 after a five year association with Hoare Lea Consulting Engineers where he helped them grow their Sustainability Group. A graduate of the University of Strathclyde and post-graduate of Brunel University Iain is a Chartered Engineer serving on the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers Scottish Regional and Energy Performance Committees. He advises on renewable and low carbon technologies and how to integrate these into a development to meet energy related planning requirements.

Sustainable New Homes & Buildings

Wednesday 23 November 2011

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Hosted by  

10 Queen Street Place, London EC4R 1BE

THIS EVENT QUALIFIES FOR CPD POINTS FOR A RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES.  CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST.

This focused, early evening event will set out the very latest in knowledge and experience gained by leading practitioners who are in the vanguard of the sustainable new homes movement.  BREEAM Codes 5 and 6 are being achieved in attractive-to-live-in homes and not just in demonstration buildings.  This briefing and subsequent networking will provide you with a good grounding and a complete update of this invaluable topic for those operating in the domestic and non-domestic built environment.

Evening agenda

17.30   Registration

18.00   Welcome – Angus Evers, Partner SJ Berwin

18.10   Introduction – Clive Hall, CEO Eventure Media

18.15   The Passivhaus Concept  – Justin Bere, Founding Director at bere:architects.

His presentation is here.

18.35   The Prince’s Foundation House at BRE Innovation Park – James Hulme, Director of Policy & Research at Prince’s Foundation.

His presentation is here.

18.55   Climate Energy Homes  – Peter Chisnall, Consultant at Climate Energy Homes.  His presentation is here.

19.15   Speaker panel Q&As, complemented by: Kym Mead, Passivhaus Manager at BRE and Bill Dunster, Founder ZEDfactory

19.45   Networking over drinks

21.00   Close

Speakers

Justin Bere, Founder bere:architects.  One of the UK’s foremost Passivhaus practitioners, Justin Bere has over 20 years post-qualification experience as an architect and is a leader in the adoption of the Passivhaus standard in the UK and a passionate advocate of ecological and environmental design.  His practice has won numerous design awards and has recently completed two certified Passivhaus low cost social housing prototypes in Wales including the UK’s first zero carbon passivhaus and London’s first certified Passivhaus in Camden. The practice is working on numerous other domestic and non-domestic new build and retrofit Passivhaus projects including new houses, a community centre and two government-funded Technology Strategy Board refurbishment projects for social housing providers.  These projects will be independent assessed and, by the adoption of the Soft Landings protocol, findings will be shared with those closely involved in the projects, as well as the wider community. bere:architects are offering practical solutions to the Government’s energy efficiency targets that have the potential to provide a route map to the UK’s 2016 carbon reduction targets.

James Hulme, Director of Policy & Research at Prince’s Foundation.  He led the Natural House project at the BRE Innovation Park which completed on site in April 2011.  The Natural House demonstrates that the road to the best energy performance in residential build lies through sound construction, a coherent thermal envelope and consideration of the supply chain and longevity of materials.  The press release for its opening in June 2011 is here: http://www.bre.co.uk/newsdetails.jsp?id=749

Peter Chisnall, Certified passivhaus Consultant at Climate Energy Homes.    Peter has worked for Climate Energy since 2008 following 19 years in Local Government as an Environmental Health Officer, Engineering Manager and Head of Waste Management.   During this time he was awarded the tile of HECA Officer of the Year for Eastern England in 2004, primarily for his role in developing the first Council Tax cashback reward for householders installing Cavity Wall Insulation.  At Climate Energy,  Peter took on the role as Manager of the Energy Saving Trust Advice Centre Contract. From 2010 he has worked as a consultant to Local Authorities and Housing Providers on energy efficiency and more latterly on designing of Passive Houses.

Kym Mead, Passivhaus Manager and Senior Consultant at BRE.  He manages BRE’s Passivhaus business within the BRE Group.  He completed an internship at the Passivhaus Institut in Darmstadt and is accredited as a Passivhaus Certifier and Designer.  He joined the BRE with 15 years experience working in residential architecture.  His principal responsibility is to lead a team within the ‘Low Carbon Design’ department whose main objective is to provide consultancy, certification and training in the Passivhaus and EnerPHit standards, as well as consultation on the higher levels of the Code for Sustainable Homes and BREEAM Standards.   He represents UK Certification on the Passivhaus Trust’s board of Directors and is also a Director of his own company ‘MEAD’ (Mead Energy Architectural Design) where he combines his energy and sustainability expertise with his architectural background.

Bill Dunster, Principal at ZEDfactory.  Prior to forming ZEDfactory, Bill was an associate architect for Michael Hopkins and Partners working on the award winning Nottingham University Campus.    He also developed the environmental strategy and façade design for Portcullis House, this followed 4 years of research collaborating with the leading environmental consultants in Europe, including Arups, CSTB Nantes, Christian Bartenbach and Conphoebus.  Bill has also taught at the Architectural Association and Kingston University and regularly speaks at a range of seminars and conferences all over the world.  In 1995 Bill built his own house, Hope House which is a prototype low energy live/work unit in which he and his family now live.

Sustainable and Energy Efficient Lighting

Tuesday 20 September 2011

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Hosted by  

1 Wood Street, London EC2V 7WS

THIS EVENT QUALIFIED FOR CPD POINTS FOR A RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES.  CERTIFICATES OF ATTENDANCE CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST.

 

Evening agenda:

17.30   Registration

18.00   Welcome – Mark Satterly, Senior Associate Renewables, Eversheds

18.10   Introduction – Clive Hall, CEO Eventure Media

18.15   Daylight maximisation – Stephen Cannon-Brookes, Principal CBL

Presentation is here

18.30   Solar lighting – Naghman Khan, Monodraught SUNPIPE

Presentation is here

18.45   The new energy efficient lighting technologies – Gordon Routledge, Senior Partner, Ideas with Energy Ltd

Presentation is here

19.05   The latest energy efficient lighting solutions and designs  – Mark Ridler, Lighting Director BDP

Presentation is here

19.30   Q&As

20.00   Networking over drinks

21.00   Close

For a write-up of the event, please go to: http://www.life-size-media.com/blog/2011/alisa-sustainable-lighting-dummies%E2%80%99-guide/.

The speakers were:

Stephen Cannon-Brookes BSc BArch PhD FSLL AIESNA.  Stephen is principal of CBL, a specialist lighting consultancy. His practice focuses on lighting for museums and historic buildings, drawing upon ongoing research in daylight modelling and lighting conditions suitable for the conservation of historic materials. He has recently worked on the General Staff Building of the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg and he is currently relighting the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. Stephen lectures at the Bartlett School of Architecture in University College London and also on the Museums and Exhibition Design MSc at the Technical University in Graz, Austria. He is currently President of the International Council of Museums’ Architecture Committee and also chairs the Daylight Group of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers.

Naghman Khan  recently completed his PhD at the University of Nottingham, School of the Built Environment, and has started working at Monodraught on a two year Knowledge Transfer Project with the University of Nottingham.

Gordon R Routledge (BEng, CEng, MIET, MIoD) is a professional engineer with over 20 years experience in the lighting industry, covering a broad spectrum of applications and technology. In 2001 he founded Lumidrives, a company which pioneered the use of LED technology in lighting applications.  The business was acquired by Dialight PLC in 2006, where he then served as Vice President of illumination products. In 2010 he founded Ideas with Energy, a specialist lighting industry consultancy. He is also publisher of Lux Magazine, the leading B2B publication for the UK lighting industry.

Mark Ridler, Lighting Director BDP, MA (Cantab) CEng PLDA ALD MILP is a designer with twenty seven years experience in theatre and architecture. He became an Associate for MBLD in 1998 and joined BDP in 2003.  His projects are varied, covering commercial, public realm, leisure, retail, art and art galleries, exterior architecture, transport and daylight design. Currently he is project director for  two supranational retail developments in the Middle East and has just been commissioned for another three in China as well as leading the team on projects for the V&A, Harrods and Nike.  Mark has many internationally award winning projects to his name, notably an Award of Merit for Princesshay, Exeter, Building Service and FX Award nominations for Wellington Arch, London and ECOS, Ballymena, The Civic Trust Award for the Riverside Theatre, Louth and the IALD Award of Excellence for Finsbury Avenue Square, London.  This year sees Mark as Chairman of the Product Award judging panel at the Lighting Design Awards.  He serves on various technical committees, has authored the PLDA ethics policy, is one of the founders of the Joined Up Lighting initiative, hosting regular seminars for industry professionals at the BDP offices and is the first ever Chartered Lighting Designer through the (ILP). Most recently Mark has become Vice President for Architectural Lighting for the ILP.

The contribution that architectural design can make to a sustainable built environment

Wednesday 6 July 2011

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Hosted by  

10 Cabot Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 4QB

Rushlight Events are delighted to announce our second briefing for built environment professionals and advisers that work in the sector.

This event, kindly hosted by Ogilvy, will offer attendees a unique opportunity to hear from leading architects setting out their views on how architectural design can contribute to making the built environment sustainable.

We were very fortunate to be able to hold this event at the award-winning offices of Ogilvy Group UK in Canary Wharf.  Not only have these offices won a significant number of accolades for their design and environmental achievements, but we had a fabulous view from the 10th floor of this building of the Olympic 2012 site.

THIS EVENT QUALIFIED FOR CPD POINTS FOR A RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES.  CERTIFICATES CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST.

The speakers were:

Bill Dunster, Principal at ZEDfactory .  His presentation is hereherehere and here!

Alan Shingler, Partner and Head of Sustainability at Sheppard Robson .  His presentation is here.

Ashley Bateson, Head of the Sustainability Team at Hoare Lea, but given on the night by Leon Tatlock, Senior Sustainablility Manager.  His presentation is here.

An introduction to the requirements, challenges, activities and available solutions for the built environment to achieve a sustainable future and zero carbon objectives by 2016/19

Thursday 12 May 2011

5.30pm – 9.00pm

Hosted by

One London Wall, London EC2Y 5EB

Rushlight Events were delighted to announce our first briefing for built environment professionals and advisers that work in the sector: an evening that focused on introducing the main issues and activities that will accelerate the sector to a sustainable future.

This event, kindly hosted by Osborne Clarke, offered attendees a unique opportunity to hear the views and activities of leading personalities and organisations in the built environment space.  This set the scene for the forthcoming series of quarterly seminars which will cover specific topics which will be key to the evolution of the built environment sector towards a sustainable future.

THIS EVENT QUALIFIED FOR CPD POINTS FOR A RANGE OF PROFESSIONAL BODIES.  CERTIFICATES CAN BE PROVIDED ON REQUEST.

The speakers were:

Jeremy Watson, Arup Global Research Director and Chief Scientific Adviser for the Dept for Communities and Local Government.  His presentation is here.

Richard Diment, Director General Federation of Master Builders.  His presentation is here.

Martin Russell-Croucher, Director of Sustainability Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.  His presentation is here.

Liz Peace, Chief Executive of British Property Federation