The New UK Property Event for a Zero Carbon Future

The New UK Property Event for a Zero Carbon Future


"COP26 will tell you what to do. FOOTPRINT+ will tell you how to do it"




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FOOTPRINT+ is the annual event where sectors of the UK property world who need to reduce their carbon emissions can attend a conference which describes state of the art methods of doing it, and visit an exhibition to meet the experts who can help.

The event will be attended by developers, local authorities, housing associations, investors and the managers of large estates like the NHS, supermarkets and logistics companies, all of whom must radically reduce their buildings' carbon emissions.

At FOOTPRINT+ they will be able to meet and discuss their needs with environmental consultants, architects and engineers, together with lawyers, energy suppliers and project managers all of whom can help put theory into practice.


Lockdown Table Talks

The purpose of real events is to meet people you don't know. It’s where real delivers and virtual can't.

FOOTPRINT+ is all about people meeting people, swapping ideas and agreeing to collaborate. Table Talks, filmed during the lockdown, represent exactly that. Available on YouTube and as a podcast. 

Episode 10 Sustainable Carbon Offsetting

Episode 9 Insuring Timber Buildings 

Episode 8 De-carbonising concrete

Episode 7  Whole Life Carbon and Funding

Episode 6  Don't Remove, Improve 

Episode 5 De-carbonising steel 

Episode 4  Carbon in structures

Episode 3  The end of expensive bin stores

Episode 2  Why build with wood? 


Featuring expert presentations and panel discussions on:

  • Efficient Buildings

  • Zero Carbon Energy

  • Materials and the Circular Economy

  • Green Funding

The FOOTPRINT+ Conference is the place to learn about emerging technologies and see how they can be adopted in everyday practice to accelerate action against climate change.


Purpose built pavilions on Hove Lawns (next to the seafront) will create exhibition spaces designed specifically to facilitate networking and exploratory conversations around urban development.

Attendees will be able to arrange meetings to connect with other delegates sharing knowledge and experiences and discussing shared business opportunities.


High-level debate and exchange of ideas to shape the property planning policy for a zero-carbon future.

Politicians, advisors, and regulators will meet developers, designers, and contractors to discuss how targets can be achieved and to understand the barriers to success.


Breakfast briefings, evening receptions, private dining options and Brighton’s 1.5˚ city-wide carbon footprint festival offers delegates the chance to really make the most of their time at FOOTPRINT+.

With incredible support from Brighton & Hove City Council and MPs Caroline Lucas and Peter Kyle, this event is the UK’s first zero-carbon focused property event.

Unlock net zero

Unlock net zero

Unlock net zero is a knowledge hub focusing on the practical reality of the transition to a net zero future. Net Zero refers to achieving a balance between the amount of Greenhouse Gas emissions produced and the amount removed from the atmosphere. To achieve this requires large-scale and extensive innovation across the UK energy system. This will involve disruptive change across all sectors and industries.

Unlock net zero seeks to inform, educate, and connect people and organisations involved in adopting a net zero approach, identifying the technologies, infrastructure and behaviour change required.

British Property Federation

British Property Federation

The British Property Federation is the voice of the real estate industry in the UK. Our membership reflects the diverse nature of our industry – owners, developers, funders, agents and advisers.

We work with our members to support a diverse, successful and sustainable real estate industry recognised for the contribution it makes to society. Our membership is industry wide, so we provide unparalleled opportunities for networking and sharing good practice, and we can provide government and regulators with an authoritative perspective on the issues facing real estate and how we can support communities across the country.   

We deliver our mission by working collaboratively with national and local government and other partners; by promoting knowledge, innovation and best practice within the industry; and by showcasing our members’ achievements so that our diverse sector is better understood.

Energy Institute 

Energy Institute 

The Energy Institute is the not-for-profit chartered professional membership body bringing together expertise to tackle urgent global challenges. Responding to the climate emergency while meeting the energy needs of the world’s growing population calls for energy to be better understood, managed and valued. This ambition is at the heart of our social purpose.

We are a global, independent network of professionals spanning the world of energy, convening and facilitating debate, championing evidence and sharing fresh ideas, giving voice to issues of concern and where necessary challenging the industry we work with.

Energy professionals - our members - of all ages, genders, backgrounds and disciplines look to us for the knowledge, skills and good practice they need to pursue impactful careers in this vital, fast-evolving field. As a safe collaborative space for industry, academia and policy makers, we deliver standards, guidance, training and qualifications that raise the bar in operations in almost all areas of the energy system: upstream and downstream oil and gas, onshore and offshore wind power, fugitive methane reduction, battery storage, hydrogen, CCUS and integrated networks.

In health and safety, energy management and related behaviour change methods we equip professionals in diverse fields with the essentials needed to protect people, assets and the environment, and to get the most efficient use out of all energy consumed. Our products and services are continuously refined to keep pace with and support the changes under way in our field.

Professionals in energy have changed the world before and now they are changing it again. The EI exists to support them and anyone who wants to better understand or contribute to tackling these urgent global challenges.

Place North West

Place North West

Established in 2007, Place North West is a business-to-business website for property and regeneration professionals in the North West.

Place North West publishes news, comment, event listings, job vacancies, in-depth special reports and professional advice on a broad subject range but with a strict regional focus.

In addition to our online publishing, Place North West also delivers the region’s best industry events, from breakfast meetings and conferences to client events and socials.




The UKAA ( is the membership organisation for the UK Build To Rent (BtR) Sector. Our ambition is to grow the sector, and our members’ businesses, faster than it would do otherwise

We do this by sharing information, promoting best practice amongst members and raising standards to benefit customers. Our activities help to reduce risks for investors and operators in the sector and assist  new companies to enter the market successfully.


Founded in 2016, the UKAA currently has c250 members and is growing at c30% per annum. Our members comprise the leading investors, operators, advisors and suppliers operating in the sector today. The UKAA is a member of the global alliance of the NAA (National Apartment Association of USA), which represents over 82,000 members with more than 10 million rental housing units globally.

Tim Pyne founder of FOOTPRINT+

‘The clock is ticking, and the property industry still has to make significant changes to policy and technology to achieve this goal. FOOTPRINT+ is the forum where the roadmap to a carbon neutral property industry will be written'

Caroline Lucas MP

‘We are pleased to offer our support for FOOTPRINT+. A UK-focused show providing a much-needed platform to discover, discuss and exploit opportunities for carbon reduction in the built environment is essential. Our city is the perfect place to showcase it.’

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What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

  • FOOTPRINT+ is the place to showcase how we can build sustainable developments and reduce the carbon footprint of building projects. In tackling the climate crisis, these are the conversations we need to be having.
    Peter Kyle
    MP for Hove, Shadow Minister for Justice
  • Despite the global impact of COVID-19 the UK property industry is resilient. FOOTPRINT will provide a forum for everyone to create a deliverable agenda for sustainable growth in the UK property market.
    Francis Hilton
    Pelican Developments
  • The construction sector has a huge role to play in enabling Local Authorities to meet ambitious carbon zero targets. I believe that FOOTPRINT will be the event that supports the creative discussions and working relationships required to achieve Zero Carbon living.
    Duncan Baker-Brown
    Architect, Lecturer at University of Brighton & Campaigner for Circular Economy
  • At last an event that addresses the key issues facing design, construction and development in the UK. The rich mix of consultants, clients, stakeholders and government together with the great location will make Footprint a huge success.
    Paul Monaghan Director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects
    Liverpool City Region Design Champion and founding member of Architects Declare
  • The idea of the jobs fair on the last day is brilliant. It's exactly what school and university leavers need, and as a CDO, I realise that finding high calibre candidates to work for your organisation is a hugely time absorbing process.
    Adam Brockley
    Founder of Scape Student Living
  • As we move to create the ‘new normal’ post Covid, we have an unprecedented opportunity to re-write the rules around our environmental impact on the planet, this conference does exactly that.
    Gavin Stewart
    Executive Director Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership
  • FOOTPRINT is a hugely exciting opportunity to address the climate emergency which we all face as global citizens.
    James Blakey
    Planning Director Moda Living
  • FOOTPRINT+ has been set up to answer a need in the property market. We have all traipsed off to the South of France previously to meet up and discuss property issues. This is no longer a responsible action given the carbon footprint of getting there. Combined with the exit of Britain from the EU, we, in the UK market need to meet and discuss our national and international concerns. FOOTPRINT+ is set up to permit us to do this in an accessible, affordable and responsible way
    William Edgerley
    Director Edge Ahead Limited
  • The climate emergency is the biggest challenge humanity is facing. At WSP we are proud to be the catalysts of change in our industry. Now, we all need to come together to re-invent the way we design, the way we build and the way live. Footprint+ will help us do this
    Diego Padilla Philipps
    Net Zero Lead Structures, WSP