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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. Take a look at the four main streams that are covered and see the 2022 speakers below.

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Conference Streams


This conference stream targets our perception of reusing existing buildings and how retrofit projects cut carbon emissions in use thereby saving the embodied energy in the structures of these buildings.

A circular economy is based on the principles of designing out waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use. This stage explores how the construction sector can radically reduce its consumption of raw materials and the generation of waste.

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The Efficient Buildings stage will consider how the operation of a building significantly impacts its whole-life carbon emissions. This stream will look at different design decisions that can be made to optimise buildings and reduce emissions and whether they deliver in reality with insights from real-life case studies.

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This stage will feature a programme of discussion and education about energy generation and decarbonisation of the National Grid and gas networks. Using best practice examples, industry benchmarks and new tools for carbon prediction and accounting.

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The Carbon Revolution in construction presents fantastic opportunities for companies to do business. The belief that environmental measures cost too much is out of date. This stage will examine the structural and regulatory changes already in progress that are enabling specialists to capitalise on these opportunities. 

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2022 Conference programme 

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2022 Speakers


Paul Monaghan, Director, Allford Hall Monaghan Morris

"At last a conference that can address the key issues facing design, construction and development in the UK. The only way of solving the climate crisis is through collaboration. The rich mix of consultants, clients, stakeholders and government together with a great location will make FOOTPRINT+ a great success"

Duncan Baker-Brown, Director BBM Sustainable Design

"FOOTPRINT+ will be one of the major events that facilitates the working relationships required to realise smart, green, zero-carbon living"

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

  • How can all these industries work together to get the right solution? They can do this in this room at FOOTPRINT+.
    Kelly Harrison
    Associate Director Whitby Wood
  • Coming to the conference you are going to be overwhelmed by content, there are four stages, there are Think Tanks, it will keep you going all day long
    Romy Rawlings
    Commercial Director - Vestre
  • Events like this are going to set the framework for the and the calibre of the collective voices that we’ve got in this room is absolutely fundamental to the challenges ahead.
    Tomasz Romaniewicz
    Bond Bryan
  • I don’t know of anything else doing this in the UK that’s doing this all under one roof.
    Will Arnold
    Head of Climate Action, The Institution of Structural Engineers
  • 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
  • Why should someone come here next year? Because this is the place to be
    Snigdha Jain
    Director of Sustainability - Turley
  • 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
  • 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
  • The property sector needs confidence, the energy sector needs advocacy and as a local authority we need resource and finance, and money frankly….
    Nicola Beech
    Cabinet Member for Planning, Bristol City Council
  • On the first day we held our own fringe event and we won quite a substantial project on that night.
    Ian Waddingham
    Director, QED Structures
  • So why should somewhere come here next year? Because it is THE place to be…
    Snigdha Jain
  • This is not just about our industry, it’s about our children, their future and what we’ve done with the planet.
    Mitakshi Sirsi
    WILL + Partners
  • 50% of all of the carbon emissions that we need to reduce as we get to 2050 have to come from the built environment. It’s from buildings, it’s from construction, it’s from logistics and it’s from infrastructure. So there’s no escaping the destiny here; it has to be the built environment that takes the lead here.”
    Prof Greg Clark
  • I look forward to working with FOOTPRINT+ over the coming weeks, months and years on this most important of endeavours.
    Lord Callanan
    Minister, Dept for Business Energy & Industry Strategy
  • FOOTPRINT+ is a really important event. I’m meeting people from the investment community, property owners, property developers, construction businesses. Commit to two or three days. The location’s fantastic, with the sea view out of the window, it gives more energy to the room.
    Mike Reynolds
    Manging Director, Vattenfall Heat UK
  • FOOTPRINT+ is the premier net zero event for the built environment sector and, with our focus on ‘local’, we are delighted that it has recognised the key role that Local Government has in tackling climate change
    Nick Kilby
    CEO, Cratus 2050