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The UK Property Event for a Zero Carbon Future

The UK Property Event for a Zero Carbon Future


The centre of excellence exploring state of the art techniques on carbon reduction



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6-8th June 2023








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FOOTPRINT+ gathers representatives from every sector of the UK property market to discuss, discover and about state of the art methods to achieve Net Zero in real estate.
Our exhibition space enables stakeholders and experts to meet face-to-face, learn from each other and build the relationships required for putting sustainable solutions into practice.

Hear what people said:


Day 1

Day 2


"The vibe inside was actually electric. There were designers, council members, contractors, politicians, project managers, developers, insurers, communications specialists, academics, funders, all with the same goal, to share knowledge, and have conversations that can change things. The talks covered all bases; there was a hugely diverse line up of topics. The energy from the whole week, the adrenaline from speaking, and all of the new information whirring around in my head was exhausting. That sums up the whole conference nicely I think, education, unexpected conversations, new ideas, and sunflowers."

Kelly Harrison - Associate Director Whitby Wood

A unique opportunity

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The event is 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+ you are able to meet with local authorities, developers, environmental consultants, architects and engineers, together with lawyers, energy suppliers and project managers all of whom have current and relevant experience and opportunities.

FOOTPRINT+ is organised by well-known consultants from the industry; we  invite the most-informed speakers around, so the level of expertise at the event is of the very highest calibre.

Apart from that, we provide beautiful breakfast briefings, thrilling think tanks, crowded conferences and perfect parties. What’s not to like?



Meet the leading speakers from the world of green finance, investment and insurance


Network with developers and clients working towards increased circularity in construction projects



Ensure your organisation is up to date with the latest net zero carbon and circular economy regulation


Win more work and maximise your opportunities within a carbon-aware property industry

Founding Partners

Max Fordham
Hilson Moran

Who's attends?

3PMABN AMRO at FOOTPRINT The Active Building CentreAdaptavate at footprintAddleshaw GoddardADEAESGAHMMALFAAICO AKTAllies & Morrison Arcelor MittalArchipelagoArchiTypeArdtonish EstateArgentARK data centresARUPAshurst CommsASTREAAtelier TenAtkins Avison Young Aviva InsuranceBaily GarnerBalfour BeattyBAMBaclays BarnettBSS capitalBeltane Ben AdamsBerkeley HomesBeyond Green GroupBHEBH2 BioregionalBirmingham City University BIGBmorBM Trada Bond BryanbreBHCCBrighton MarinaBristol City councilBritish LandBritish Property FebBrockton EverlastBrunelBuntwoodBHBywater Cambridge City councilCambridge County councilCISLCapital and Centric Camden Council castCatapult Energy SystemscbreCBRE investment Chapman bdspChase UnderwrittingChirpy HeatCircular Economy ClubCITU GroupCivic EngineerCSTClient Earth Climate BondsClimate change CommitteeColliers Common ProjectsCommon Seas connected KerbCornwall CouncilCroydon Council CultivateCrusham WakemanDeepkiDLuDITDERWENT Donald InstallDRM ArchitectsDorte Mandrup Drees and SommersDRMM EonEaling CouncilesccEastleighEarl Kendrick ECE Architecture and planningEdinburgh ClimateElementaElliott WoodEMAP Energy superhub OxfordEnergy insituteEnergy UKEnfield CouncilEngieEnvac Environmental Funders European MetalERMExeter City LivingExter City CoucilExplorationFCBFirst BaseFORE5th studioFosters and ParnersFreegleFreshfieldsGallagherGallifordGenslerGlasgow CouncilGort Scott GradientGreatportland EstateGreen FinanceGreen Party Grimshaw GrovsnorHACT HousinHaringley Harley HaddowHarper CreweHawkins Brown HeaysHermetica BlackHilson MoranHTSHomes England HSBCHuman NatureIglooIStructInsite enegryICGISGIStructJonas Kier Group Killa Design Kings ChamberKLHKnight ArchitectsKuropatwa Lady Margaret HallL and QLang o rourkeLaminton GroupLandsec LandscapeLeeds Legal and GeneralLEPLetiLevitt BernsteinLHCLipton RogersLOFTLogan EnergyLong and PartnersLongevityMacconvillesMACEMadison Brookmake Marks BarfieldMartin ArnoldMax Fordham MDA ConsultingMelburgMID group Midnight CommunicationsMitieModa Living Modomo ModulousMorgan SindallMorrow LorraineMott MacDonaldMultiplexNotthingham CityOctopus Energy Oliver Heath DesignOld Oak park RoyalOpen SeasOrbit GroupOxford brookesOxford city councilOxford Super HubPatterson PlanningPDP ArchitectsPeabody Pegasus GroupPeriscopePerpetuus PGIMPinsent Masonsplaces for people PlanitPlan VivoPodPointPrice and Myers Purcellsqed structuresREGENRe LondonRemarkable Cities RIBARobert McAlpineRoger Stirk HarbourSavills Savills IMScapeStaffordshire council Scottish PowerSekisuiSeverfieldShared FutureShedKMSHWSkanskaSkyroomSoenecsSOMSquare Feet ArchitectureStanhopeSteve Edge Design SREStickland Wright ArchitectsStone water Stride Treglown SEWSustainSyzygySussex EnergySWECOSWAPSynergy constructionTargeting Zero tech ukTUMThakeham The Concrete CentreThe Crown EstateTFLTrowers and Hamlins Triple Point TrigonTurleyTurner and TownsendUandI UKAAUKGBC Unlock Net Zero Urban MovementUrban nestUrban SplashUseful Projects Vattenfall Vestre Webb and YatesVinci ConstructionWates GroupWaugh ThistletonWe are TownScottish ForestryWhitby WoodWhite ArkitekterWilkinson EyreWillmott Dixon WSPZaha Hadid




Attendees are able to listen to carefully selected experts all who have demonstrated real progress towards Net Zero. Conference delegates learn from their experience to enable them to implement ambitious carbon saving projects in their own organisations. FOOTPRINT+ 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 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 via our purpose built FOOTPRINT+ app. They can then discuss business in a relaxed and productive environment.

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


Delegates can engage in 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 on 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. This has been proven to provide 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.




Sustain is your online and print resource for sustainable real estate. We provide global news, analysis, debate and data for subscribers, focused entirely on real estate and sustainability.

Sustain delivers information which is timely, relevant and useful to real estate professionals whose focus is sustainability. Our scope is global, and we showcase best practice from around the world, keep you up to date on the sustainability demands of investors and tenants.

Landscape Institute

Landscape Institute

The Landscape Institute (LI) is the chartered body for the landscape profession. It is an educational charity that promotes the art and science of landscape practice. The LI’s aim, through the work of its members is to protect, conserve and enhance the natural and built environment for the public benefit. The landscape profession designs with nature, bringing a unique and integrated response to the complex issues of climate change. Learn more, access events and resources, and be a part of the change.

BTR News

BTR News

BTR News is the leading publication dedicated to the Build to Rent sector, providing the latest news, insights, thought leadership and research from across the industry.



PBSA News is the leading publication dedicated to the student accommodation sector, providing the latest news, insights, thought leadership and research from across the industry.

Constructive Voices 

Constructive Voices 

Constructive Voices creates important conversations with industry leaders and change-makers, on topics shaping the sectors from the economy to sustainability, social good, mental and physical health, and diversity and inclusion. 

Ranked in the top 1% of podcasts worldwide, the Constructive Voices Digital Radio will be available from late May 2022.
Association of Local Energy Officers

Association of Local Energy Officers

The Association of Local Energy Officers (ALEO) is a not-for-profit organisation supporting local government officers and housing professionals with a remit for reducing all aspects of the UK’s domestic-sector carbon footprint and tackling fuel poverty.

Mission Statement: To eliminate Fuel Poverty and reduce carbon emissions working in and through local communities

Our Values: We envisage a world where everyone is able to live in a warm, energy efficient home with minimum carbon impact.

The Institution of Structural Engineers

The Institution of Structural Engineers

The Institution of Structural Engineers is a professional body for structural engineering based in the United Kingdom, with 30,000 members operating in over 100 countries. The Institution uphold standards, shares knowledge, promotes structural engineering and provides a voice for the structural engineering profession.

The Institution is an internationally recognised source of expertise and information concerning all issues that involve structural engineering and public safety within the built environment

The Institution provides professional accreditation for structural engineers and publishes a monthly magazine, The Structural Engineer.



Established in 1985, LABM has been delivering practical and engaging information to local authority built environment specifiers across the UK for over 35 years. In 2016, the magazine expanded its reach and now also includes all UK housing associations within its readership.

LABM is a leading resource for specifiers responsible for the construction, refurbishment and maintenance of social and affordable housing, schools, hospitals and healthcare facilities and public buildings across the UK



Cratus is a specialist consultancy that understands local government like no other. 

We are proud to advocate for the delivery of sustainable housing, regeneration of our high streets, renewable energy, employment, local services, and integrated communities. 

“Our world is local”, this is our focus, and it is reflected in all the work we do. We have a team who can deliver strategic expertise across all our sectors: Planning, Communities, Public Affairs, Public Relations and Advisory and Climate Change Emergency. 

We strive to help our clients build relationships and create sustainable communities and exemplar developments. 

Together, our world is local. 



With 95,000 members worldwide, ICE promotes and advances civil engineering around the globe. We lead the infrastructure debate to create a more sustainable future and ensure high standards through awarding professional qualifications.

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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
  • The vibe inside was actually electric. There were designers, council members, contractors, politicians, project managers, developers, insurers, communications specialists, academics, funders, all with the same goal, to share knowledge, and have conversations that can change things. The talks covered all bases; there was a hugely diverse line up of topics. The energy from the whole week, the adrenaline from speaking, and all of the new information whirring around in my head was exhausting. That sums up the whole conference nicely I think, education, unexpected conversations, new ideas, and sunflowers.
    Kelly Harrison
    Associate Director Whitby Wood
  • 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
  • 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
  • The MIPIM of Sustainability
    Will Arnold
    Head of Climate Action, The Institution of Structural Engineers
  • 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
  • Coming to listen to the conferences then you're going to be overwhelmed with material. There are four theatres, there are think tanks and they will keep you going all day long
    Romi Rawlings
    Commercial Director - Vestre
  • 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
  • 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+ 2022 has been a force for good, and I look forward to coming back next year
    Will Arnold
    Head of Climate Action, The Institution of Structural Engineers
  • 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
  • Everyone has an open mind. The mix of points of view creates a live dialogue for learning that I've really enjoyed
    Mike Reynolds
    Managing Director - Vattenfall Heat
  • It's the face-to-face that's been brilliant. We've all got to get on board with this... and everyone has learnt something today
    Elaine Toogood
    Director of Architecture and Sustainable Design - The Concrete Centre
  • This event, it has got a vibe so if you want to come down its a great place to talk to people, meet people and be inspired.
    Ayo Abbas
    Marketing Strategist, Abbs Marketing
  • Why should someone come here next year? Because this is the place to be
    Snigdha Jain
    Director of Sustainability - Turley
  • Given that what we are talking about here is so important to all of us and our kids and future generations, why wouldn't you come?
    Pete Swift
    Co-Founder Planet-IT
  • This exhibition is going to grow, the subject matter is the most key in our industry. If you are not here you will be left behind!
    Daniel Englender
    Managing Director, Benjamin West
  • We find that developments in carbon reduction for the property industry are moving so quickly that the atmosphere at the event is tangibly exciting. We had 194 of the finest minds in the business imparting their knowledge in the theatres and around the bar to over 1500 delegates, and we realised that there is nowhere else that this happens. None of it is yet published, televised or blogged. That’s what makes FOOTPRINT+ unique.
    Tim Pyne
    Creative Director FOOTPRINT+