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What is it?

Presently reduction in CO2 inhabits a condition called ‘externality’ where neither producer nor user benefits financially by reducing it; it’s not a market driven condition. All this will presumably change when carbon is taxed at source; but in which countries will this actually happen?

FOOTPRINT+ brings together the cleverest people we can find in the UK to talk to us about how to do this. The event is attended by companies who want to know what to do; they need to because their investors are making them do it.

This is a fascinating world where technology is moving fast, laws are changing and vast sums of money are changing hands. As John Kerry, the USA’s top climate diplomat told the CERAWeek oil conference this year “There’s a lot of money now chasing this new future”.

On the 8th June, the final afternoon of FOOTPRINT+, we are inviting in students who are embarking on or considering a career in the ever changing property industry. Providing a platform to meet people who are already making a difference. It will be a once a year opportunity to make these potentially life-changing connections, be you a fledgling architect, engineer, lawyer or financier.

All that we ask is that you turn up prepared to talk and listen. Hopefully see you there.


If you are interested in your students and college participating and want more information please contact Sophie


“We are grateful to Footprint+ for offering our students an opportunity to participate in this ground breaking event. As part of our Green Strategy, New City College is increasingly embedding green skills in our teaching and learning across all curriculum areas. Footprint+ underlines the career opportunities around the greening of the property sector that our students may wish to progress onto.”

Riikka Vihriälä

Group Head of Strategic Projects
New City College


Step up at footprint

Adam Brockley, founder, Scape Student Living

‘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.’

Peter Kyle MP and Shadow Minister for Justice

‘I’m over the moon that organisers have chosen Hove as the place to showcase to the world how we can build sustainable developments and reduce the carbon footprint of future building projects and the existing building stock. If we’re to succeed in tackling the climate crisis these are the conversations, we need to be having’
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