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28 November 2019

09.30 – 18.00

The Foundation, Lower Ground Floor, St George’s Road, Bristol, BS1 5BE

See programme and book online: https://www.greenregister.org.uk/civicrm/event/info?id=528

The Green Register’s annual Hot Topic conference returns for 2019 featuring a day of talks and case studies celebrating retrofit and asking what the future holds when looking at upgrading our existing building stock.

The speakers are experts within the construction industry from a wide variety of disciplines including architects, contractors, sustainable construction charities, member organisations; all key players within the industry.

Join us for some healthy debate on the topic, great networking and festive food and drink!

More about the Conference

Thanks to activists such as Greta Thunberg, the Climate Emergency – the need to protect our one and only planet from an unsustainable temperature rise – has moved up the agenda for most of us and has generated many pledges to become carbon neutral sometime this side of 2050.

The construction industry is in a key position to provide solutions to meet the Climate Emergency targets, as we already know the measures we need to take to reduce the environmental impact of our buildings; we just need to act swiftly and effectively now.

This is even more important for existing buildings, most of which would not meet even the modest building standards the UK has in place today.

This conference brings together all the key players of the construction industry to give their perspective on both the challenges and solutions to making rapid progress when upgrading our existing building stock.

Presentations include:

  • A keynote speech from Sam Balch of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
  • Presentations on the Futureproof Initiative: from Lucy Pedler, TGR and Richard Hatfield, Greenheart Sustainable Construction Ltd on the Builder’s Perspective, and from Simon Roberts OBE of the Centre for Sustainable Energy on Bringing Householders and Builders Together
  • Philip Campbell of the FMB on the Construction Industry Licensing Campaign
  • Justin Bere of Justin Bere Architects on The Architect’s Perspective
  • Nigel Griffiths, STBA on EPCs & The Whole House Approach
  • Andy Weeks and Phil Stott, The Planet Mark Start on Building the Market for Retrofit
  • Mark Howard, Regen on The Energiesprong Approach
  • four fascinating case studies featuring clients, builders, architects and a structural engineer
  • and last but not least: ‘Fix My Den’ Interactive session based – very loosely – on Dragon’s Den with prizes for the winning team!

Attendance is a must for those who are interested in what the future holds for retrofit.


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