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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

 

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

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    Sweco
  2. Financing the Carbon Revolution Stage
    90 mins
    • Fringe
    • Financing the Carbon Revolution

    The integration of the contractor within the design team and process is standard practice for some building types and sectors. For decarbonisation projects it can bring specific beneficial outcomes. In this session the contractor and developer will show how ECI gets projects on site with more cost and programme security and with less risk discussing:

    • the incorporation of specialist knowledge in the early stages of a project
    • the importance of strategic delivery approaches across key stakeholder groups
    • mitigation of risks earlier in the development stages

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    Willmott dixon
10:00
  1. Round Table Room
    60 mins
    • Fringe

    The session will highlight the pivotal role of contractors in driving energy-efficient building delivery through "Design for Performance"; identifying the risks and opportunities around data and discussing the collaborative approach needed to bridge the performance gap.

    Contractors play a pivotal role in the delivery of low energy intensity buildings through the holistic application of "Design for Performance" principles. By actively engaging with the design process, contractors can integrate energy-efficient solutions from the construction phase, contributing significantly to the realisation of sustainable building performance objectives.

    The power and importance of data cannot be overstated. For contractors, harnessing data analytics and performance metrics, offers a unique opportunity to understand, optimise, and validate the performance of buildings.

    This data-driven approach facilitates informed decision-making at every stage, from design and construction through to handover and in-use. Similarly, for customers, access to performance data empowers them to make informed choices aligned with their sustainability goals, while also enabling them to monitor and verify the ongoing operational performance of the building.

    The efficient utilisation of data, acts as the linchpin in closing the performance gap, enabling contractors and customers to identify potential deviations from design expectations and take corrective actions. This underscores the critical need for collaboration, transparency, and accountability throughout the entire lifecycle of the building, from conception to occupancy.

    Ultimately, by optimising the process through data-driven insights, contractors and customers can jointly drive the realisation of low energy intensity buildings, unlocking long-term operational efficiency and environmental sustainability.

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    *Spaces are limited, interest will be reviewed by the SES team and confirmed directly.

    SES
12:15
  1. Round Table Room
    60 mins
    • Fringe

    The world continues to change. We are rapidly developing new technology, new materials, new best practice, and new legislation to help us deliver a better built environment and safeguard the future of the planet. 

    But how do we lead our teams to harness the opportunities of constant change? Retrofit is no doubt a sustainable solution, but projects can be risky and complex - how can we provide reassurance and confidence to reduce risk throughout? 

    This session will explore evolving leadership across projects, using real life examples and lessons learnt to provide tangible outcomes to improve the way we work as teams.

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    *Spaces are limited, interest will be reviewed by the Buro Four team and confirmed directly.

    Buro Four
13:45
  1. Round Table Room
    60 mins
    • Fringe

    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.

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    *Spaces are limited, interest will be reviewed by the Hydrock team and confirmed directly.

    Hydrock
15:15
  1. Round Table Room
    60 mins
    • Fringe

    Join us for an engaging 60-minute roundtable discussion focused on Insurance and Risk Management.  Hosted by Lockton’s experts: Rachel Norris, Peter Chesterfield and Lily Strange from Lockton's Global Real Estate and Construction Practice.

    What to expect from the session:

     

    • Understanding how to navigate long-term insurance protections amidst the challenges posed by physical climate factors and modern construction methodologies.
    • How evolving trends in decarbonised built environments are impacting insurance programmes and integrating effective risk management strategies for optimised outcomes.
    • Showcasing the pivotal role of collaboration among startup companies, developers, asset owners, insurance brokers, risk engineers, and insurers have in driving forward the ESG agenda.
    • Addressing the considerations for insurance losses before they occur.

    We want to hear from you, whether it be sharing your challenges or presenting case examples. We hope the session will provide collaborative insights, focused on facilitating a dynamic exchange, and providing valuable support on how to effectively navigate a critical facet of the built environment.

    Additionally, we are honoured to welcome Darren Tanner, Head of Real Estate Specialty at AXA Insurance Plc, who will offer valuable perspectives from an insurer's standpoint.

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    *Spaces are limited, interest will be reviewed by the Lockton team and confirmed directly.

    Lockton
17:00
  1. Bar and Terrace
    300 mins
    • Fringe

    FOOTPRINT+ bar and terraces will be open for an evening of networking till 10pm. This is included for those in attendance on a 1 day delegate pass on Wednesday. 

    Access for the evening can be gained if you are not a FOOTPRINT+ delegate for £50 from 5pm till 10pm. Pintxos will be served at 6pm.

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08:30
  1. Financing the Carbon Revolution Stage
    90 mins
    • Fringe
    • 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, Modus 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.

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    Modus
  2. Material Futures Stage
    80 mins
    • Fringe
    • Material Futures

    Mayfield School's Health & Wellbeing Centre integrates natural materials such as stone and timber in an innovative and sustainable way, with a special focus on the revolutionary use of low-carbon stone brick. Addressing not only the physical and psychological needs of students the building serves as an educational tool on sustainability. Spatial and material considerations result in a design that is warm, protective, and conducive to mental well-being.

    Substituting traditional fired clay brick with stone brick delivers an 86% reduction in carbon emissions. The stone brick's cutting process, powered by renewable electricity, offers flexibility in size and shape. Strength and size advantages open doors to larger format units, enabling the use of single stone blocks for lintels and monumental slabs for entrance portals.

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    Polcor hutton Albion
  3. Retrofit Agenda Stage
    80 mins
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    • Retrofit Agenda

    Achieving a net zero economy by 2050 is a significant challenge for the UK. This Breakfast Briefing will delve into the potential benefits of adopting a retrofit-first strategy and its role in advancing our journey towards net zero. 

    Retrofitting holds the promise of reducing carbon emissions, energy consumption and utility expenses, but what are the actual reductions being achieved? A successful retrofit can enhance indoor air quality and thermal comfort, but is this happening in reality? We know that retrofitting incurs significant costs, but what exactly are our expenditure figures and what financial savings will the client and occupier realise?

    Join SRE and Savills Investment Management who aim to answer these questions and more by measuring the impacts of retrofitting the award-winning Cathedral Hill Industrial Estate, Guildford.

    This session will cover key factors involved in the retrofit, from initial client objectives, the process itself, outcomes and how what has been learned can apply equally to retrofit and new build projects. 

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    SRE
  4. The Timber Stage
    90 mins
    • Fringe
    • The Timber Stage

    Timber construction is often seen as a universal remedy to the climate crisis, but there is no magic bullet. In this session hosted by White Arkitekter we will explore the place for timber within major urban development schemes, with perspectives from 3 leading developers from the UK and Sweden who are pushing the boundaries of large-scale development with their commitment to sustainability.

    White Arkitekter will present their involvement in the Wood City project together with landowner and developer Atrium Ljungberg, as part of the long-term regeneration of the Sickla area in southern Stockholm. Under the premise of ‘right material in the right place’, we will compare the varying development contexts of Stockholm and London to question: what is the role of timber in sustainable city transformation?

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    White
10:45
  1. Round Table Room
    60 mins
    • Fringe

    A report by the Resolution Foundation recently found that Britain’s housing stock offers the worst value for money of any advanced economy. With UK properties described as “expensive, cramped and ageing”, the need for high-quality, low carbon homes is great, and the need is now.

    In this session we will explore, the barriers stopping the UK from meeting its housing targets and the steps needed to incentivise housebuilders towards building well insulated, low energy homes that bring meaningful, long-term benefits to residents and local communities.

    The session will also focus on case studies and success stories from across Europe to analyse what lessons and innovative solutions can be used to make Britain’s housing stock better value for money and more energy efficient both in the short and long term.

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    *Spaces are limited, interest will be reviewed by the Patriarche team and confirmed directly.

    Patriache
12:15
  1. Round Table Room
    60 mins
    • Fringe

    Our economic system must transform; from linear to circular and the construction and real estate sectors play an important role in this transformation. In addition to the environmental and social aspects of this transformation, it is time to understand the potential financial benefits for asset owners. Indeed, the extent to which we manage to respond to the demands of the current system - heavily grafted onto financial incentives - will determine the speed of the transformation. Only if we succeed in making the morally desirable also financially attractive will we have a chance of achieving speed in the necessary transition.

    We invite you to join us in this round table discussion to explore these financial benefits. Following some introductory presentations to set the scenes we will have an open discussion exploring:

    • how residual value can be translated to balance sheets?
    • whether material passports in their own right can add value to assets?
    • how circularity can support financial instruments?

     

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    *Spaces are limited, interest will be reviewed by the Madaster team and confirmed directly.

    Madaster
13:00
  1. Material Futures Stage
    45 mins
    • Fringe
    • Material Futures

    Join the University College of Estates Estate Management to explore the future of materials and go beyond the limitations of a society determined by its technology. While the mainstream narrative places technological advancement within the sector as the magic fix for every and all sustainability challenges, this session will question that rhetoric for a more nuanced approach.

    This session will delve into an alternative perspective that considers the historical context of the past, current realities of the present, and future possibilities.

    UCEM