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THE NATURE STAGE

THE NATURE STAGE

On The Nature Stage we look at how nature-based solutions allow us to reduce whole life carbon, increase sequestration, replenish nature and seek more efficient ways of reusing different building materials; exploring the barriers to and benefits of building with nature.

MATERIAL FUTURES

MATERIAL FUTURES

Novel materials and new ways of using age-old materials have a role in unlocking the harder to abate embodied carbon emissions. The brand new Material Futures stage provides access to new materials already being used in buildings and also those just on the horizon.

INTERIORS FOCUS 

INTERIORS FOCUS 

Interiors Focus is the place to hear from innovators who are cutting waste, embracing the circular economy, using innovative materials and products in interior fitouts and ultimately driving down carbon emissions without compromising on quality.

THE TIMBER STAGE

THE TIMBER STAGE

The Timber stage will forge ahead to demonstrate the increasing foothold timber has within commercial, institutional and residential property. With its inherent ability to sequester atmospheric CO2 sustainably-managed forestry we explore how structural timber is one part of the net zero solution for the built environment.

FINANCING THE CARBON REVOLUTION

FINANCING THE CARBON REVOLUTION

The Finance stage covers new financial products and regulatory changes can enable a zero carbon built environment. We listen to lenders on their green criteria, explore how ESG is influencing asset values and examine how political ambitions to decarbonise might affect the industry over the coming years.

RETROFIT AGENDA

RETROFIT AGENDA

The Retrofit Agenda stage grows from strength to strength. Retrofitting existing buildings will target more than 80% of built environment emissions. We unpick this thorny issue through a variety of strategies that can be applied across the property ecosystem.

ZERO CARBON ENERGY

ZERO CARBON ENERGY

Delivery of the property sector’s net zero commitments rely on high quality, resilient low carbon energy. Using best practice examples, industry benchmarks and new tools, the Zero Carbon Energy stage covers new opportunities for demand shifting, on and off-site generation, energy centres and low carbon heat distribution networks.

FRINGE

FRINGE

As a FOOTPRINT+ sponsor your company will be promoted to all those looking to drive down carbon emissions from their built assets including developers, investors, local authorities and other asset managers. FOOTPRINT+ is the recognised leader in helping these organisations with the carbon transition that is underway.

2024 Conference Stream Sponsors

2024 Programme

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08:30
  1. The Timber Stage
    90 mins
    • The Timber Stage

    Join Sweco and their expert panel as they share their vision focusing on reducing embodied carbon and embracing circular economy principles to support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Showcasing 36-38 Berkeley Square, Paradise, 100 Grays Inn Road and Mjøstårnet Tower in Norway, the discussions will explore how design, engineering and innovation in regulatory compliance combine to deliver sustainable timber construction, energy efficiency, and life-cycle approach, pioneering eco-friendly urban development.

    sweco
10:00
  1. Retrofit Agenda Stage
    45 mins
    • Retrofit Agenda

    In spite of higher complexity and less financial incentives, a few developers have proven that it is possible to make retrofit a main business model. On the other hand, larger developers are looking at new models for portfolio-wide "greening" through energy retrofits, low-carbon extensions, operational hyper-optimisation and product transformation.

    Hear from leading UK developers on their emerging strategies to make retrofits a desirable and viable proposition on the market.

    Mitsubishi
  2. The Nature Stage
    45 mins
    • The Nature Stage

    Construction uses large volumes of materials found in the natural environment or manufactured from raw materials. How can building with regenerative materials support nature and the environment? How can these principles help society as a whole?

  3. Material Futures Stage
    45 mins
    • Material Futures

    The environmental impact of construction activity is not limited to carbon emissions. The embodied ecological impacts of materials have effects on our natural environment, its ecosystems and biodiversity, both positive and negative. This session will explore impacts caused by resource extraction, manufacturing, transportation and the disposal of unused materials. What are the ecological impacts of different materials worldwide and how might this influence our broader decision-making?

    jackson coles
10:45
  1. The Timber Stage
    45 mins
    • The Timber Stage

    Countryside Partnership’s development in Hemel Hempstead will deliver 445 low carbon homes. Spencer’s Park is also being used as a monitoring site for Category 2 MMC closed panel timber frame, providing evidence on the benefits of offsite manufacturing, not only for a safer, more pleasant working environment for contractors, but a more environmentally friendly and sustainable solution than more traditional masonry builds.

    Spencer’s Park is the largest of eight sites included in Homes England’s Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) Research Commission. The purpose of this Commission is to collect a body of verifiable data from a range of MMC typologies throughout the lifecycle of a development, from construction to post-occupation. Data collected at these eight sites will be made available to developers and the wider industry, to promote understanding of these new technologies and the wider benefits of MMC generally.

    donaldson
  2. Zero Carbon Energy Stage
    45 mins
    • Zero Carbon Energy

    Heat pumps are likely to be the principal technology used to enable the electrification of heat, yet the key characteristics for achieving an effective heat transition from fossil fuel based heating are not widely understood.

    In this session we will set out to provide a primer for what people need to know to consider heat pumps in heritage buildings, across large estates consisting of multiple buildings and constrained city centre sites:

    • how do the heat pumps get sufficient access to air to provide heating and cooling, and without causing cold air nuisance
    • what are the options when heat pumps have the potential to be visually or acoustically obtrusive
    • what are the key considerations that need to be in focus early in the project and when making planning applications

    Using the examples of Hillingdon Civic centre, a mid-1970s purpose-built municipal headquarters; Sidgwick Site (University of Cambridge), a site containing a variety of different building ages and occupancies types; and Pembroke College Dolby Court, a site redevelopment in a constrained city centre location, delegates can pick up the top tips for approaching the energy transition for their assets.

    joel gustafsson
11:30
  1. Material Futures Stage
    45 mins
    • Material Futures

    Since architects Martorell, Bohigas, Macklay and engineer Peter Rice built the 1992 Pavilion of the Future for the Seville World Expo from granite, what has changed in the use of stone in modern buildings? During the last 30 years updated systems and technologies have enabled the development of new stone building typologies. From a simple brick to highly engineered prefabricated pre-tensioned system, stone has proven its versatility, efficiently addressing pressing issues of the over consumption of energy.

    stone collective
  2. The Nature Stage
    45 mins
    • The Nature Stage

    Some novel nature-based materials have been around for millennia but have fallen out of mainstream use, while others are entirely new and innovative. The regenerative capability of new nature-based construction materials may be well-documented but it doesn’t automatically follow that a regenerative product can be brought into the supply chain.

    How do we identify and overcome the stumbling blocks in insurance, warranties and other barriers?

12:15
  1. Financing the Carbon Revolution Stage
    45 mins
    • Financing the Carbon Revolution

    Bloom Camberwell is one of the first logistics facilities in the UK able to demonstrate true alignment with the Paris Agreement commitments on climate change through the UK ESG Taxonomies. Sustainable investment funds require project teams to show compliance throughout the project lifecycle so assessments needed from Stage 2 have included:

    • Climate Vulnerability and Risk Assessment
    • Disassembly and Adaptability Study
    • Global Warming Potential Study

     

    Monitoring throughout the detailed design and construction phases by the contractor, supply chain and wider project team will be used to verify the outcomes up to practical completion. These evaluations are critical in informing the Taxonomy Specification and ultimately fulfilling the regulatory requirements of an article 8 or 9 fund. 

    Trigon
  2. Zero Carbon Energy Stage
    45 mins
    • Zero Carbon Energy

    The UK NZC Building Standard sets out to provide a methodology by which buildings can be assessed as Net Zero against Science-Based targets to reduce emissions in line with the Paris climate agreement. Working groups have tackled 13 different building sectors to determine an approach to setting limits on embodied carbon and operational energy, and minimum targets for aspects such as on-site renewables, demand flexibility, etc.

    Following work that has taken place over the last two years to bring the Standard to life, this session will explore the beta version of the Standard that is due to be released in 2024. The session will look at how limits have been set, and discuss key aspects of the Standard’s contents.

13:00
  1. Retrofit Agenda Stage
    45 mins
    • Retrofit Agenda

    Buildings and campus identity are a big consideration for students deciding where to study. Frequently new buildings are proposed, with designers selected through competition competing to develop modern state-of-the-art facilities.

    Higher Education is moving on from that model to give existing buildings and campuses a new lease of life. This approach retains and enhances the character of its campuses for generations to come making best use of existing buildings, saving demolition and the embodied carbon burden that entails.

    IES
  2. The Nature Stage
    45 mins
    • The Nature Stage
    The Environment Bill has created obligations for developers that can have unintended consequences, not least the provisions for offsite gain or payments to local authorities in lieu of on-site provision. A tight urban site can seem to offer few opportunities to increase biodiversity and support nature. In this practical session addressing the challenges of delivery BNG within the red line boundary we hear from several specialists on strategies for increasing biodiversity on the most challenging of urban sites
13:45
  1. Round Table Room
    60 mins

    The impacts of climate change are all around us. So, what practical steps should you take to adapt your business, supply chains and real estate to mitigate the risks and ensure long-term resilience and success? 

    Join our roundtable debate to explore how evidence-based climate risk and vulnerability studies can shape the adaptation of real estate, so it’s resilient, valued, and not stranded.

    Led by our team at Hydrock who conducted a ground-breaking climate risk study of the University of Nottingham’s campus, we’ll debate with you:

    • How to identify the physical and transitional risks of climate change to your business and real estate
    • How to develop an adaptation strategy and prioritise investment
    • How adaptation is a critical part of your overall ESG strategy

    Capacity is limited to 14 to encourage a lively, candid and collaborative conversation.

    Refreshments will be provided.

    REGISTER INTEREST [link to: grahammunday@hydrock.com]

    Hydrock
  2. Financing the Carbon Revolution Stage
    45 mins
    • Financing the Carbon Revolution

    There are growing regulatory and commercial risks associated with older, less energy-efficient buildings. Over 70% of the UK’s commercial stock was built before 2000 so a huge proportion of buildings will require retrofitting to meet Net Zero goals. 
    Building on the industry-led work by the UKGBC Task Group, the panel will debate the successful delivery of net-zero focussed retrofits. Using analysis from completed projects they demonstrate how significant reductions in operational energy are possible through optimising buildings and light retrofit works, which can be undertaken by either landlord or occupier. The bigger wins come from deep retrofit.

    This session will  provide clarity on how to implement net zero retrofit, illustrate the opportunities available from transitioning less-efficient assets towards net zero and show both asset owners and occupiers how to benefit from the process in the short, medium and long-term.

    mortar
  3. The Timber Stage
    45 mins
    • The Timber Stage

    Poorly-managed forestry can cause greater environmental impact than any benefit from building with wood so the origins of timber and the stewardship of forests are critical to sustainable development. How can the industry be certain that material used in construction is from well-managed sources? 

    The world’s largest certification program, PEFC are planning to broaden the remit of the scheme to include carbon and biodiversity impacts in addition to existing metrics. A project to map timber supply chains is underway exploring ways to bring greater transparency and granular detail to the mass timber supply chain with the intention to provide specifiers with the certainty they need.

14:30
  1. Material Futures Stage
    45 mins
    • Material Futures

    Every single day, the UK Construction industry produces enough waste to fill Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

    Moving towards a circular economy in construction requires whole system change, involving clients, designers, contractors and resource management companies. 

    Grounded in the hard reality of commercial delivery of construction, digital solutions and new standards will need to be adopted.  

    Using the Construction Waste Portal for performance and resource management in construction projects, SCAPE has set out an ambition to reduce construction waste intensity through its Regional Construction Framework by 50% by 2026. Join our panellists to find out:

    • Why cutting waste is the no regret carbon reduction action that every project should take
    • How the Construction Waste Portal enables big data obtained from 1000s of completed projects, to transform perspectives and priorities around waste in construction
    • How new performance metrics in projects are changing the game
    • How the collaborative PAS 402 standard is at the heart of this change
    • Why resource management organisations should be included when we talk about early supplier involvement
    scape
  2. The Nature Stage
    45 mins
    • The Nature Stage

    According to the Local Government Association, nearly 700,000 direct jobs could be created in the low-carbon and renewable energy economy in England alone by 2030, rising to more than 1.18 million by 2050. The large scale rollout of retrofit and other construction activities necessary to deliver low-carbon real estate is dependant on the development of a skilled workforce. How do we encourage people to train for these roles and what will be needed to make these dreams become reality?

15:15
  1. The Timber Stage
    45 mins
    • The Timber Stage

    Lightweight timber extensions can achieve large increases of accommodation with lower embodied energy and utilising existing foundations.

    Engaging a design team to appraise your portfolio for extensions opportunities can be time consuming and costly. 

    A new free, open access digital tool is being developed to enable property owners and asset managers to do this for themselves. Hear from the designers of the tool on the objectives and the level of detail needed as input to the tool and watch a live demonstration of the process in action.

    If you would like to submit one or more buildings as the demonstration portfolio please contact FOOTPRINT+!

    Whitby Wood and Built by Nature
  2. Financing the Carbon Revolution Stage
    45 mins
    • Financing the Carbon Revolution

    3 Sheldon Square sits in British Land & GIC's Paddington Central campus, adjacent to Paddington Station. 3 Sheldon Square was originally constructed c2000, and with all office tenants vacating in 2022, British Land explored a multitude of development and refurbishment options. 

    Retention and reposition of the existing building was the preferred scheme option taken forward, and the project achieves Practical Completion in Q1 2024. This session looks to explore the rationale behind the preferred scheme option, sustainability success and how this fed into attracting a significant anchor letting to compete with new build office product in the vicinity. 

    British
16:00
  1. Retrofit Agenda Stage
    45 mins
    • Retrofit Agenda

    Castleforge’s redevelopment in Golden Lane reimagines a heritage asset at the heart of the city.  Sustainability has been a key driver for the client with a variety of certifications undertaken and a desire to get the project recognized as Net Zero in Operation and Construction within the current UKGBC framework.

    Using Circular Economy principles has been key to minimising embodied carbon; there have been challenges and successes. A low-carbon timber extension would have significantly increased embodied emissions due to the fire protection measures necessary and over-cladding existing facades was unviable due to the poor structural condition. However, successes have included salvaging steel from the original building, enabling the addition of four storeys without any foundation strengthening and a thorough deconstruction process ensured 96% of the existing structure is retained along with other elements.

    Uno also demonstrates the challenge to resolve the demands of NABERS accreditation alongside TM54 and TM65 within a heritage building.  Ultimately these analyses result in an improved building through:

    • striking a balance with the thermal upgrade to the envelope
    • reduced energy in-use
    • increased user comfort 

    In this session we demonstrate how measuring carbon emissions at each design stage ensures that decisions are taken in an informed manner for the lowest carbon project overall.

    hawkins brown
  2. Material Futures Stage
    45 mins
    • Material Futures

    Facades are the skin of a building playing a role in thermal efficiency, daylighting and aesthetics etc. Improving the external envelope of buildings can be one of the most effective ways to alter a potentially stranded asset and give it a long term future, saving the embodied carbon within the existing building. What considerations should be foremost in the project team’s mind? This session will cover:

    • establishing the trade-off between operational and embodied carbon costs of different solutions
    • replacement of glazing, thermal elements and cladding materials
    • early engagement with contractors 
    FMD
08:30
  1. Financing the Carbon Revolution Stage
    90 mins
    • Financing the Carbon Revolution

    Real estate businesses, funds and assets with a robust understanding of how to leverage ESG benefits through their activities place themselves at a strategic advantage in the market - minimising risk and enhancing future resilience – so it’s more important than ever to understand this trend for long term commercial success.

    Join Workplace Futures Group and Lifeproven to debate the influence of ESG on the rapidly evolving landscape of real estate investments, and reveal how to develop a robust ESG strategy that focuses on enhancing both the financial and impact performance over time. 

    This session will cover several key factors involved in implementing and maintaining a successful ESG strategy through all key real estate stages; including pre-acquisition due diligence, design and funding targets, engaging key stakeholders to understand the additional value you deliver for them,  procuring the right contracting team to deliver your strategy, capturing key ESG data through construction and operation, and also leveraging the right information to drive rental or sales demand.

    modus
10:00
  1. The Nature Stage
    45 mins
    • The Nature Stage

    Construction projects have an immense capacity to drive change. As our sector’s interdependency with nature becomes more pronounced, how do we harness that capacity through procurement techniques? We hear from public sector construction stakeholders, who are involved in billions of pounds of construction output, how they use the procurement of construction activities to support the development of nature-based solutions.

  2. Retrofit Agenda Stage
    45 mins
    • Retrofit Agenda

    GLA Whole life carbon and Circular Economy policies have transformed development in London. Councils, such as Westminster City and City of London, have developed borough-specific policies that go one BIG step further developing specific planning targets to prevent demolition and being to set limits to embodied carbon emissions. 

    What is the future for planning policy in evaluating retrofit and new build proposals?

  3. Material Futures Stage
    45 mins
    • Material Futures

    There are myriad concrete technologies in development around the world, but the majority of these are at the laboratory stage and not ready to deploy. In this session we cover two of those that have made it to the supply chain: GGBS and LC3.

    GGBS is a finite resource. What should developers and specifiers know about making the best use of the limited supply to drive down the carbon emissions of concrete?

    Limestone Clay Calcined Cement (LC3) is a relatively newly available product aiming to deliver concrete with a 50% lower carbon footprint. What are the realities of using the product in the UK and what is the potential to scale production to meet demand?

10:45
  1. Financing the Carbon Revolution Stage
    45 mins
    • Financing the Carbon Revolution

    Social value delivers public benefit while tapping into the skillset of the development industry. What place has social value in property?

    With different approaches from three developers, this presentation will discuss both direct and tangential benefits of social value creation. Is social value the new philanthropy and could it signal a change to S106 contributions?

  2. The Timber Stage
    45 mins
    • The Timber Stage

    Xylo, the largest consented all-timber office building in the UK, is a 9-storey, glulam and CLT framed office building in Clerkenwell. Designed as a kit of parts, it proposes a new typology of sustainable office building based around the future adaptability and the wellbeing of its occupants. This whole building approach to sustainability demonstrates that when retrofit isn’t an option, Mass Timber can offer the most environmentally responsible approach. Exceeding the sustainability targets set by both the GLA and Camden Council, this building has been calculated to lower operational carbon emissions by up to 82% over a typical office building. The offsite fabrication of the timber structure lowers the construction phase carbon emissions and as a result, overall embodied emissions will be 25% better than the aspirational GLA WLC benchmark and better than the UKGBC Case for Net Zero Feasibility Study Stretch Targets. 

    Global Holdings

  3. Energy / Interiors Focus Stage
    45 mins
    • Interiors Focus

    Businesses are being encouraged to monitor and disclose the results of their carbon emissions, despite the absence of a current legal obligation, highlighting a pressing need for action. For contractors, Scope 3 emissions will likely account for 95%+ of carbon emission so there is no route to Net Zero without tackling Scope 3.

    In this session we will explore, with those who have done it, the process of measuring true Scope 3 in the construction industry. Panellists will talk about how about their personal experience tackling the measurement of Scope 3 in their organisations, offer practical guidance and offer a call to arms for the industry to embrace the Scope 3 challenge.

11:30
  1. The Nature Stage
    45 mins
    • The Nature Stage

    Regenerative construction is an approach to planning, design and construction that aims to create sustainable, resilient, and thriving communities. It goes beyond traditional sustainable development, beyond recycling and reuse, by focusing on restoring and replenishing ecosystems, enhancing social well-being, and fostering economic vitality. Success in regenerative construction is reliant on the value chain working together.

    This session will focus on the findings of a novel digital project completed by Morgan Sindall Construction and their partners to re-consider how a secondary school that they completed in 2021 could be re-imagined as a regenerative asset. The project specifically identified the socio-economic impacts arising from renewable processes and products. What are the implications for supply chain, communities, government and individuals?

  2. Material Futures Stage
    45 mins
    • Material Futures

    The majority of construction glass goes to landfill because the industry has not established the knowledge and procedures to divert this precious and carbon-intensive commodity back into the supply chain. As with all materials, the journey to reuse starts with identifying the glass within a building to understand what can be accepted as cullet back into the float manufacturers' furnaces. The panel will guide you through the entire process of assessment, removal and remanufacture illustrated with the first significant examples of construction glass recycling taking place over the next months.

    reusefully
  3. Retrofit Agenda Stage
    45 mins
    • Retrofit Agenda

    The Seymour Centre revitalisation project, guided by Westminster City Council, exemplifies a fabric first approach to decarbonisation and sustainability. Embracing the building's art deco origins, designed by Kenneth Cross in the 1930s, this Grade II-listed building will undergo a transformation to adapt its existing leisure purpose into a modern, sustainable community hub.

    To deliver Westminster’s ambition the team employed a strategy of firstly understanding the existing building, to know what it could become, using the least material to get there.  The full utilisation of the existing building fabric was prioritised with interventions only where considerable user benefit could be achieved.  The community was engaged and underused spaces have been creatively repurposed to provide for their needs.  De-carbonisation was a key consideration, delivered through a major overhaul of building services and fabric upgrades. 

    The result a 21st century resource for the community that preserves the buildings heritage and significantly undercuts industry best practise in terms of embodied and operational carbon.

    pell
12:15
  1. The Timber Stage
    45 mins
    • The Timber Stage

    A key part of this project’s development was to look carefully at how Passivhaus can be achieved sympathetically within a sensitive historic context, striking a balance between conservation principles and energy performance. The project provides high quality accommodation for 128 students with a mixture of new construction, refurbishment, and upgrades to the two Grade II Listed buildings on the site.

     

    price and myres
  2. Energy / Interiors Focus Stage
    45 mins
    • Interiors Focus

    Late in 2023, a dedicated cross-sector research group was set up to better understand the upfront carbon emissions associated with Cat B Office fit out projects. Created as an extension of the Offices Sector Group for the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard, the team sought to obtain data on the current industry performance level of Cat B office fit outs. This information is intended to be used in the limit-setting exercise to help apportion the industry’s remaining carbon budget, before release of the Beta Test version of the Standard in Spring 2024.

    In this session we discuss the findings along with the challenges of defining a performance level for a project type that is so variable. The panel will also discuss what the research means for the cumulative upfront carbon emissions of office fit out projects and the importance of stakeholders limiting such impacts.

13:00
  1. The Nature Stage
    45 mins
    • The Nature Stage

    Our economies depend on the resources given to them for ‘free’ by nature and the environment. Construction activities are highly dependent on these resources. Increasingly, the international community is recognising the vital role of nature and biodiversity in tackling the climate challenge in a way that enables communities to thrive. This growing international focus on preserving and restoring natural landscapes is creating new alternative asset classes based on nature itself.

    How can we invest in natural capital and ensure that the complex ecosystems on which life depends are not depleted? How can construction businesses invest in natural capital and what are some of the positive outcomes?

  2. Retrofit Agenda Stage
    45 mins
    • Retrofit Agenda

    This booming building typology has gone from strength to strength in the last few years, particularly following the pandemic, once everyone's awareness of health and wellbeing was heightened. Hear from some of the leading experts on how to balance the rapid expansion in this sector with the drive for Net Zero performance and wellness requirements for life sciences employees.

13:45
  1. Financing the Carbon Revolution Stage
    45 mins
    • Financing the Carbon Revolution

    Scope 3 emissions reporting can be challenging, but could widespread Whole Life Carbon Assessments (WLCAs) make the process easier? With a range of industry voices including UKGBC, Part Z and IStructE calling for regulations to mandate whole life carbon assessments, this session will explore how the industry can utilise and optimise emissions reporting. In particularly, panellists will discuss:

    • How to understand the link between project-level WLCAs and organisation-level emissions reporting
    • How using WLCAs within Scope 3 reporting could improve the overall accuracy of emission reporting in accordance with GHG Protocol
    • Why widespread WLCAs are necessary to focus industry’s emissions reduction efforts on the critical areas, the construction and operation of built assets

    Hear from key stakeholders working to implement these procedures within their businesses and the effects that doing so is having for the wider construction industry.

  2. Energy / Interiors Focus Stage
    45 mins
    • Interiors Focus

    Interior office refits take place on average every 3 years and hospitality every 5-7 years causing a huge amount of furniture to enter landfill. Furniture also often uses non-recyclable single use plastics, foams and fabrics. 

    Key members of the supply chain at the forefront of the linear to circular transformation discuss the hierarchy of furniture reuse:

    • Design for disassembly and repair
    • Refurbishment and reuse of existing furniture and developing the reuse supply chain
    • Introduction of recyclable materials in designs
    • Use of low-carbon materials in manufacture
    • Furniture leasing
14:30
  1. Material Futures Stage
    45 mins
    • Material Futures

    From extraction to use, stone is a low environmental impact material. Ready to use, affordable, plentiful and easily adapted for reuse, stone is more relevant than ever.

    At the heart of stone construction there is a very low carbon footprint, with no heating/cooking process required, very little water needed, with a nose to tail approach including all the wonky bits for a 100% yield of the extracted material.

    Stone collective
  2. The Nature Stage
    45 mins
    • The Nature Stage
  3. Retrofit Agenda Stage
    45 mins
    • Retrofit Agenda

    This award-winning reuse and retrofit project is a sustainability story of two halves and a journey into the rich history of an ever-changing London. 

    For the retrofit half of the project, the entirety of the ICI headquarters, a stunning Grade II listed building, was repurposed to residential use. While the other half of this development illustrates how archive searches and investigation are key to reducing the embodied carbon emissions of new build through the reuse of foundations.

    The project realised savings of 3,555 tonnes of carbon whilst retaining and documenting heritage structures that have shaped Westminster and the Thames’ iconic waterfront.

    Berkeley St Edward, alongside their engineering partner Walsh, will share how this project was realised and the sustainability strategy that helped shape it.

     

16:00
  1. Retrofit Agenda Stage
    45 mins
    • Retrofit Agenda

    Cultural buildings have a different remit to most building typologies as they typically have high heritage and architectural value and are often listed. As such retrofits need to be sensitive and primarily ensure the  preservation of the building fabric and artefacts contained within. At the same time, cultural buildings, particularly museums can have very high energy intensity due to their conditioning requirements leading to tension with requirements for fabric upgrade. We gather leading experts delivering some of the most important cultural buildings in the UK to hear how a sensitive retrofit tapestry is being achieved at the Burrell Gallery in Glasgow, the Museum of London and the Barbican in London.