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  • The Design Council announces the programme for the third edition of the award-winning Design for Planet Festival 2023. Under the theme COLLABORATE, the festival aims to mobilise the UK's powerful desi ...
  • COP 28 hijacked by Big Oil? Certainly looks like it.

    20 Sep 2023 Tim Pyne, Creative Director, FOOTPRINT+
    As you probably know, the annual UN sponsored climate meeting will this year take place in the United Arab Emirates. Now it transpires that the guy who runs the Emirate’s national oil company is runni ...
  • In June, architects, engineers and local authority representatives from around the UK assembled at the annual FOOTPRINT+ property conference to discuss the future of British construction. Alongside th ...
  • In June I sat on a panel at FOOTPRINT+ representing NACF, for what resulted in a very lively discussion on galvanising the circular economy in the built environment.  We were there to talk about const ...
  • The importance of leveraging building performance data in real time cannot be understated. If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. In this blog, James Thomas, Head of Smart Buildings & Technolog ...
  • I attended FOOTPRINT+ for the second year running. Last year, I was able to be there for two days (see 2022 write ups 1 and 2), however this year I had to cut things short to just the first day and wa ...
  • Matthew Margetts, Director at Smarter Technologies, chaired the UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC’s) discussion on energy procurement and its significance in the decarbonisation process, titled “The ...
  • After 2 amazing years on Brighton seafront, FOOTPRINT+ has come of age and for 2024 will relocate to London. Their new home will be Old Billingsgate Market; re-purposed by partner Marco Goldschmied of ...
  • It may even hold some of the world’s worst polluters accountable. I explain the details in my new story about the case — and the remarkably colorful lawyer at the center of it. Here are the basics: A ...
  • How do we evaluate the true cost of waste? And if we look beyond steel and bricks, can building materials such as timber help create a truly circular economy? A panel discussion at the recent FOOTPRIN ...
  • A few weeks on from FOOTPRINT+ and I've been reflecting on my take-aways from this years conference, which I shared with the Fathom Architects team along with my fellow attendee Richard Hanley Timmins ...
  • Insights from Brighton's FOOTPRINT+ 2023 with Hadley's Dominic Spray

    Dominic Spray, Director of Sustainability and Innovation, Hadley
    Hadley's Director of Sustainability and Innovation attended the FOOTPRINT+ 2023 conference earlier this month. Here is what he had to say. What’s going on at FOOTPRINT+ 23? The big white conference te ...
  • UK event highlights state-of-the art methods to reduce carbon emissions FOOTPRINT+, the UK property event for a zero carbon future, took place from 6th-8th June at an idyllic location on Brighton & Ho ...
  • A guide to understanding construction options for low-carbon developers. Timber Development UK (TDUK) – the UK’s trade association for the timber supply chain – has launched a new guide to understandi ...
  • 1. Why is it important that the UK’s property, planning and sustainability sectors come together at FOOTPRINT+? Sustainability in the built environment has always posed a challenge. With increasingly ...
  • 1. Why is it important that the UK’s property, planning and sustainability sectors come together at FOOTPRINT? With the climate emergency getting worse, we have a massively important and urgent task f ...
  • 1 Broadgate’s sustainability journey: building places for tomorrow

    31 Jan 2023 Marie-Louise Schembri - Hilson Moran
    Among the usual flurry of work before the winter holidays, there was one discreet email that we had to pause for. It was a short message from the BRE to British Land and the 1 Broadgate team, informin ...
  • Paddington Central’s 5 Kingdom Street logistics hub will remove around 100 large vans from Westminster’s roads every day British Land has secured planning approval for an ultra-low carbon logistics hu ...
  • ISO 50001:2021 and your Net Zero future

    16 May 2023 Shea Karssing
    In 2019, the UK parliament passed legislation which requires the government to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 and effectively make the country net zero. Net zero occurs when the balance of gr ...
  • How IoT Simplifies the Achievement of Net Zero Carbon Buildings The government is committed to achieving net zero by 2050. According to the UKGBC’s Whole Life Carbon Road Map, buildings account for ar ...
  • As published in Bisnow on 01 April 2022 The clock is ticking loudly to improve the Energy Performance Certificate ratings of commercial buildings. From April 2023, landlords will not be allowed to con ...
  • The design, delivery and cost of Net Zero Carbon buildings

    28 Sep 2020 Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive, UKGBC
    EPR is delighted to have collaborated with The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) on their latest report exploring the design, delivery and cost impact of net zero carbon buildings: ‘Building the case ...
  • SRE Briefing Note – MEES Since 1st April 2018, the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) have required commercial landlords to ensure that their properties in England and Wales have a minimum Ene ...
  • SRE Briefing Note – SAP 10 SAP 10 is the updated methodology for calculating energy use in residential developments. All developments registered after 15th June 2022 will be assessed under Part L 2021 ...
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