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Our guide to FOOTPRINT+ the new UK property event for a zero carbon future

It’s just over a week until the start of FOOTPRINT+, the new UK property event for a zero carbon future. With three conference streams and over 150 fantastic speakers to choose from, we’ve rounded up our picks for unmissable discussions and workshops, across the three day event.

Click here for more information, the full programme, and links to tickets.

Tuesday | 07 June

Defining Zero Carbon | 10:15 | Stage 2

In April 2019, the UK Green Building Council redefined Zero Carbon to account for both embodied and operational carbon in building projects, with the launch of their seminal Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework Definition.

This session will explore what zero carbon means in practice and considers how it can be achieved and the importance of a transparent verification process,

Chaired by Elizabeth Orchard, Associate Director – Pinnacle Consulting Engineers this session features Marie-Louise Schembri, Design Director – Hilson Moran, Yetunde Abdul, Head of Climate Action – UKGBC and Chris Twinn, Director – Twinn Sustainability.

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Hydrogen: Which decade and what sectors? | 12:15 | Stage 2

Over 90% of the hydrogen currently produced in the UK is fossil-fuel based and low-cost clean or ‘green’ hydrogen will require a huge step-change in Carbon Capture and Storage’ (CCS), or a significant excess of renewable energy. This panel discussion asks whether hydrogen is the solution to decarbonise our existing 27m homes and workplaces

Featuring Jason Horner, Director of Infrastructure & Environment – Hilson Moran, Bill Ireland, CEO – Logan Energy Limited and Rosie Atkins, Senior Engineer – WSP

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Modern Methods of Construction and offsite fabrication: Breaking the barriers to innovative volume housebuilding | 13:00 | Stage 1

The percentage of dwellings using Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), including full-blown factory-made volumetric units, prefabricated components or panellised systems, has not grown significantly in the UK for a generation. Given its manifest advantages in speed, efficiency, build quality and energy performance, why is MMC not gaining ground in response to the acute housing shortage?

Chaired by Nigel Tsang, MMC Consultant – QED Structures and featuring Ian Killick, Director – ShedKM, Chris Mortensen, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder – Modulous, Mark Farmer, CEO and a Founding Director – Cast Consultancy

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From waste heat to valuable energy | 13:15 | Stage 2

New generations of heat networks allow us to recover what was once low-value waste heat as an important resource. This panels looks at how we capture these forms of waste heat and at what scale energy from waste become more feasible.

Featuring Richard Ellis, Director of Sustainability – Peabody, Matthew King, Project Director – Hilson Moran and Steve Hunt, Development Director – Ener-Vate

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Zero Carbon Communities: How do we include transport? | 14:15 | Stage 2

Our buildings will need vehicles to support residential and commercial occupiers, and to provide servicing and operational needs (deliveries, waste management and passenger transport); clearly the decarbonisation of these vehicles needs to be captured in our masterplanning activities, and space should be provided. This topic brings together town planners, urban designers, infrastructure and transport planners to capture the holistic needs for the provision of fuelling infrastructure, supporting our e-mobility needs and keeping our future zero-carbon places healthy and prosperous.

Chaired by Paul Curtis – Vectos and featuring Rob Hughes, Head of Built Environment – Pod Point, Jonathan Rodger, Director of Transport – Hilson Moran, Alex Gilbert, Head of Energy & Electrification within Commercial Development – Transport for London, Dr Chris Pateman-Jones, CEO – Connected Kerb and Peter Feehan, Lead on the Cleantech Practice – Pinsent Masons

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Wednesday | 08 June

Retrofit or sell: The dilemma facing commercial asset holders | 10:30 | Stage 3

With the introducing of minimum EPC standards for commercial buildings landlords are facing a stark choice. Funds are beginning to mandate the required levels of environmental performance from projects in which they are investing. What does an asset manager need to know to ensure they achieve the best result.

Featuring Mark Tyson, Head of Property Operations – Legal & General Investment Management, Dan Jestico, Director of Sustainable Design – Savills, Jack Burgess – Melburg Capital

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Evolved funding models for the housing market | 11:15 | Stage 2

Partners in different housing developments explain how the re-evaluation of funding models and partnerships with public and private funders are enabling low and zero Carbon homes to be brought to the marketplace today. Hear from Thakeham Homes, Barclays Real Estate, and Stonewater Housing Association how changing the way we value housing projects is achieving real reductions in carbon emissions.

Featuring Rob Boughton, Chief Executive Officer – Thakeham Group, Marie Riordan, Head of Development – Stone Water, Amy Crick, Head of London Real Estate – Barclays Bank PLC

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Financing energy efficiency in leased commercial space | 11:30 | Stage 3

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.

Featuring Gareth Roberts, Head of Development at Broadgate – British Land, Alistair Brown, Head of Lease Transactions & Advisory, UK – Cushman & Wakefield and Marie-Louise Schembri, Design Director – Hilson Moran

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Fulfilling your Zero Carbon commitment | 16:15 | Stage 2

You have committed to Zero Carbon, but how do you expand your portfolio of renewable generation and energy storage assets for better return and improved diversity? This session looks at how to bring together the right team within your organisation, drawing on existing skills.

Featuring Dr Mark Burrows, Client Development Director – Mitie, Barny Evans, Director – Turley and Jason Horner, Director of Infrastructure & Environment – Hilson Moran.

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Thursday | 09 June

Carbon Offsetting – Where is your carbon pot best spent? | 11:15 | Stage 2

Once all efforts to improve fabric and utilise renewable energy sources have been exhausted, carbon offsetting provides the final tool to realise Net Zero Carbon buildings. This session will look at standards to verify and validate the carbon emission reductions achieved by offsetting projects and provide clarity on sustainable ways to offset carbon and demonstrate with case studies.

Chaired by Benjamin Hall, Founder & Managing Director – LOFT and featuring Brian Oronoz, Carbon Market Coordinator – Plan Vivo, Marie-Louise Schembri, Design Director – Hilson Moran, Justin Guest, Partner – Archipelago and Andrew Baker, UK Woodland Carbon Markets Advisor – UK Woodland Carbon Code.

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Circular Cities: the potential for employment and wealth | 16:15 | Stage 2

A circular city is one that promotes a just transition from a linear to a circular economy across the urban space, through multiple city functions and departments and in collaboration with residents, businesses and the research community. This session will examine the opportunity for wealth generation presented by circular cities and how the pursuit of stable, healthy and happy urban living is being floated in the boardrooms of responsible companies and corporations.

Chaired by Max Woodford, Assistant director for city development and regeneration – Brighton and Hove City Council and featuring Olaide Oboh, Director of Partnerships – Socius and Becci Taylor, Director – ARUP

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