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11 Apr 2024

Q&A with Susan Hone-Brookes, QODA

Q&A with Susan Hone-Brookes, QODA

Why is it important that the UK’s property, planning and sustainability sectors come together at FOOTPRINT+?

We are collectively facing a climate and biodiversity emergency, coupled with fuel security issues, a cost of living crisis, and challenges around how we use our built environment. As a result, it is critical that a cross section of our industry come together to share knowledge, collaborate, and develop relationships and strategic alliances to plot the best way forward.

What did you hear about / experience at our last year’s event which has made you want to come back?

We thoroughly enjoyed last year’s event in Brighton.  The conference sessions were insightful, and we made several connections with key people across the industry, who we have since collaborated with to decarbonise the built environment.  It was also a delight to witness the electric flight demonstration.

When you attend FOOTPRINT+ in May 2024 what will you be sharing with conference delegates, policy makers, your partners, and your industry peers?

QODA will be showcasing our innovation work, which supports the industry to better engage with building data, for both new builds and refurbishments. It does this by enhancing building models to provide user-friendly visualisation and breakdowns, particularly useful for both decarbonisation projects and those targeting Passivhaus Standards. We will also be sharing how we approach sustainable MEP design to reach net zero carbon targets.

What are you looking to get out of the FOOTPRINT+ event?

QODA are hoping to increase the industry’s awareness of our work, and our development of innovation tools to visualise building data.  We are also looking forward to catching up with our existing clients, and to making new client, collaborator, and stakeholder connections.