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Financing the Carbon Revolution

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The belief that environmental measures cost too much is out of date.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 in progress that are enabling specialists to capitalise on these opportunities. 

  1. 50% of all energy consumed in commercial and industrial buildings is in the rented sector, placing the onus on landlords to make the improvements.

    The Energy White Paper reaffirmed the Government’s intention to tighten energy standards for the commercial by making the minimum EPC Band requirement a ‘B’ by 2030, ‘where cost-effective’.

    The viability of retrofit is often at the mercy of limited budgets and local planning policy. Stakeholders come together to debate how change can be incentivised and fast-tracked.

  2. Long term, multi-parcel developments will need to deliver buildings and infrastructure in the context of changes to the Buildings Regulation, Planning Policy and the decarbonisation of the grid.

    • What are the additional costs of fabric, plant and onsite and off-site energy infrastructure?
    • Who should design, build, fund, operate and maintain the heat pumps, batteries, heat networks and EV charging infrastructure?
  3. Carbon offset credits are secured from projects resulting in a reduction in GHG emissions, or an increase in carbon storage, are is used to compensate for emissions that occur elsewhere.

    Carbon offset credits can be produced by a variety of projects resulting in:

    • a reduction of carbon emissions
    • an increase in carbon storage.

    These projects can have a wide range of values or co-benefits, such as a Transition Fund approach.

    This session provides guidance on high value carbon offsets and transparency on how your credits and funds are being spent.

  4. Copenhagen will be zero carbon by 2025. They have a tangible plan mostly built around infrastructure. 30 years ago the City was almost bankrupt. This is a hugely positive story. Come and listen to success stories from the Danish government and key architects that have played an important role in the rapid transition.
  5. Landlords sell habitable space – they must be warm, healthy and meet EPC standards. A landlord has the ability to procure energy wholesale or through their own heat and power infrastructure.  They can:

    • protect vulnerable consumers
    • guarantee low to zero carbon energy 
    • derive margins through a RoI from their infrastructure assets

    Do landlords want to add energy services to their portfolio and should they have this additional responsibility?


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What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT+

  • FOOTPRINT+ is the place to showcase how we can build sustainable developments and reduce the carbon footprint of building projects. In tackling the climate crisis, these are the conversations we need to be having.
    Peter Kyle
    MP for Hove, Shadow Minister for Justice
  • Despite the global impact of COVID-19 the UK property industry is resilient. FOOTPRINT will provide a forum for everyone to create a deliverable agenda for sustainable growth in the UK property market.
    Francis Hilton
    Pelican Developments
  • The construction sector has a huge role to play in enabling Local Authorities to meet ambitious carbon zero targets. I believe that FOOTPRINT will be the event that supports the creative discussions and working relationships required to achieve Zero Carbon living.
    Duncan Baker-Brown
    Architect, Lecturer at University of Brighton & Campaigner for Circular Economy
  • At last an event that addresses the key issues facing design, construction and development in the UK. The rich mix of consultants, clients, stakeholders and government together with the great location will make Footprint a huge success.
    Paul Monaghan Director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects
    Liverpool City Region Design Champion and founding member of Architects Declare
  • 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.
    Adam Brockley
    Founder of Scape Student Living
  • As we move to create the ‘new normal’ post Covid, we have an unprecedented opportunity to re-write the rules around our environmental impact on the planet, this conference does exactly that.
    Gavin Stewart
    Executive Director Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership
  • FOOTPRINT is a hugely exciting opportunity to address the climate emergency which we all face as global citizens.
    James Blakey
    Planning Director Moda Living
  • FOOTPRINT+ has been set up to answer a need in the property market. We have all traipsed off to the South of France previously to meet up and discuss property issues. This is no longer a responsible action given the carbon footprint of getting there. Combined with the exit of Britain from the EU, we, in the UK market need to meet and discuss our national and international concerns. FOOTPRINT+ is set up to permit us to do this in an accessible, affordable and responsible way
    William Edgerley
    Director Edge Ahead Limited
  • 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
  • The MIPIM of Sustainability
    Will Arnold
    Head of Climate Action, The Institution of Structural Engineers