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The New UK Property Event for a Zero Carbon Future

The New UK Property Event for a Zero Carbon Future


COP 26 has told you what you need to do.  FOOTPRINT+ will show how to do it.



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FOOTPRINT+ is the annual 3-day event where every sector of the UK property market will unite to discuss, discover and learn how to action the state of the art methods to reduce carbon emissions and achieve Net Zero in real estate.

Located on the glorious seafront in Brighton, just an hour away from London, FOOTPRINT+ is easy, affordable (and exciting!) to visit. The exhibition enables stakeholders and experts to meet face-to-face, learn from each other and build the relationships required for putting sustainable solutions into practice.

And, rather appropriately, it’ll all take place overlooking the windfarm on the horizon.

What you'll find when you get here

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 have current and relevant experience.

FOOTPRINT+ is organised by well-known consultants from the industry; we have cherry-picked the most-informed speakers around, so the level of expertise at the event will be of the very highest available.

Who's attending?


Attendees will be able to listen to carefully selected experts who have demonstrated real progress towards Net Zero in their projects. Conference delegates will learn from their experience to enable them to implement ambitious carbon saving projects in their own organisations. This is a unique opportunity for real immersion in the subject.

FOOTPRINT+ has four main conference streams:

  • Efficient Buildings

  • Zero Carbon Energy

  • Retrofit and the Circular Economy

  • Green Finance


In the Exhibition outside the conference, delegates can meet selected companies and organisations who can help them put what they have learnt about in the conference into practice on the ground.

In the Forum delegates can book face to face meetings, either in advance or on the day, with other delegates and conference speakers. They will be able to discuss business in a relaxed and productive environment.

The away-day atmosphere of the event will encourage connection between people whose diaries are normally closed. 


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

Central Government is realising that fundamental policy changes need to be made to reduce embodied carbon in developments; this is where they can meet with the industry to agree a workable way forward which avoids over-complication and contradiction in legislation. 

This is vital to enable change to take place as quickly as it must.


FOOTPRINT+ is located in Brighton's seafront, giving us a unique meeting space in the centre of the city. The 3-day programme is designed to facilitate networking opportunities for exhibitors and sponsors alike.

At Breakfast Briefings, Evening Receptions, and Think Tanks, companies are given the opportunity to promote themselves to a handpicked selection of delegates from their potential client-base, providing an unrivalled opportunity to make lasting contacts and form real business leads. 

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.

The UK Apartment Association

The UK Apartment Association

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.


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Taking part

If you’re interested in exhibiting or hospitality at the event, complete this short form to get the FOOTPRINT+ opportunities brochure. 



Tickets are available now book soon to take advantage of early bird rates.



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
  • The MIPIM of Sustainability
    Will Arnold
    Head of Climate Action, The Institution of Structural Engineers