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Building Net Zero Britain Conference in Partnership with SustainIQ

Tuesday, 19th October 2021 0900hrs – 1600hrs

Back due to popular demand, this conference will focus on how we as an industry can help tackle the climate emergency and build a better, more sustainable Britain – with over £7 billion worth of projects to be showcased.

We’ll be bringing together leaders from across the property, construction, energy, retrofit and infrastructure sectors to discuss, debate and share the work and ideas they’re all undertaking to decrease their carbon emissions to ensure the construction industry helps to tackle climate change.

From major large scale green retrofitting and regeneration projects to the biggest of infrastructure schemes – we’ll be looking at the future plans and how sustainability and environmental concern will be at the heart of these plans, and how that will filter down to the supply chain and delivery partners. 

The agenda will discuss topics such as:

  • Accelerating the industry’s net zero position
  • Network Rail’s mission to Net Zero
  • The Crown Estates’ £1.5bn investment plans
  • West Berkshire’s 2030 carbon neutral ambition
  • UKRI’s vision for a net zero construction site
  • Abri’s 10,000 homes in 10 years target
  • National Grid’s upcoming £1bn per year programme
  • The Crown Estates’ sustainable development plans
  • Intel on Rise Homes 5 UK schemes and what’s next
  • And much more…

Speakers include:

Agenda and Programme:

09:00-09:30 Doors Open & Networking

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

09:30-09:40 Conference Welcome

Built Environment Networking; Phil Laycock, Director

09:40-10:00 Keynote

Delegates are welcomed to the event with an opening keynote from our Conference Partner, SustainIQ.

SustainIQ; Maria Diffley, Co-Founder

10:00-10:05 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

10:05-11:20 Session One: How Does The Zero Carbon Agenda Contribute to Build Back Better; Sponsored by Stantec

Some of the biggest names in the industry will come together to discuss the connection between zero carbon and building a healthy and sustainable Britain touching on development, regeneration, infrastructure, green retrofit and what the sector needs to change with emphasis on the need for a collaborative working across the industry.

Chair: Stantec; Jonathan Riggall, Director of the Built Environment

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Catherine Westoby, Senior Policy Advisor, Behaviour Change on Net Zero

Newcastle City Council; Tim Rippon, Climate Change Policy Manager

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy; Stuart Young, Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Management for Construction Unit

West Berkshire County Council; Sue Halliwell, Executive Director of Place

Abri; Jonathan Rickard, Head of Sustainability and Design

11:20-11:35 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

11:35-12:35 Session Two: The Role of Green Infrastructure and Transport in Achieving Zero Carbon Britain

This session will focus on the role of sustainable infrastructure in Zero Carbon Britain – looking at the role the built environment must play. The industry needs to make changes – moving towards a zero carbon mindset and developing infrastructure in physical terms but also a change of mindset to create sustainable communities and economies. This session will explore the myriad of benefits that green infrastructure and nature focused solutions can have when integrated into new and existing developments as well as exploring major sustainable infrastructure projects.

Session Sponsor: (Available – click for details)

Network Rail; Jo Lewington, Chief Environment and Sustainability Officer

National Grid; Clara Semal, Head of Corporate Strategy

Translink; John Thompson, Corporate Responsibility Manager

Iona Capital; Ewan Gorford, Investment Manager

12:35-13:00 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

13:00-14:00 Session Three: What Will Net Zero Carbon Sites Look Like (And How Can You Prepare)?; Sponsored by SustainIQ

Over the next decade, as governments, local authorities and planners embrace the growing need for carbon neutrality in our future, construction sites will start to look and feel very different from they do today. This will impact on roles right across the spectrum of the built environment and construction sectors, from design to purchasing to logistics to site managers and more. Envisaging what a net zero carbon site might look like requires some bold thinking, but we’ll be helped in this session by our panel of expert speakers, who will consider the future from all angles, from the role tech will play, to the materials we’ll use and the energy and carbon we’ll save and even harvest by 2030 and beyond.

Chair: Sustain IQ; Liam McEvoy, Co-Founder

UKRI; Sam Stacey, Challenge Director, Transforming Construction

Willmott Dixon; Julia Barrett, Chief Sustainability Officer

Henry Group; Deborah Madden, Group Quality & Environment Advisor

Tetra Tech Europe; Sam McCloskey, Director of Sustainability & Climate Resilience

14:00-14:30 Networking & Exhibition

Enjoy some networking time with those also attending the conference and visit the exhibitors. You’ll have the ability to video chat in our networking lounge with attendees, or visit the exhibition booths.

14:05-14:20 – Breakout Session; sponsored by Viridis Building Services

We will hear about Net Zero in Practice and how we can transform targets in to actions.

 

Viridis Building Services; Lee Marshall, Managing Director

14:30-15:30 Session Four: Major Net Zero Development Initiatives; Sponsored By Kensa Contracting

Major developers behind multi-million and multi-billion pound projects will share their approach to development with net zero in mind – with a view on major large scale development, regeneration and building for future generations.

Chair: Kensa Contracting; David Broom, Commercial Director

Muse; Phil Marsden, Project Director

The Crown Estate; Jane Wakiwaka, Head of Sustainability, Real Estate

Rise Homes; Nigel Rawlings, Chief Executive Officer

15:30-16:00 Networking, Exhibition & Close

We’re set to have an exceptional line-up of speakers who’ll be sharing intel into their future development projects, plans and vision for across the net zero sector. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Network Rail – Jo Lewington, Chief Environment and Sustainability Officer

Although Rail is one of the greenest and cleanest ways to travel contributing to only 1.4% of transport emissions, Network Rail are on a journey to net zero. Across the country with billions of pounds worth of new schemes coming to the fore, Jo is responsible for making them a green as practicable and is keen to engage with supply chain partners who shares Network Rail’s values in delivering world leading sustainable transport solutions.

Muse – Phil Marsden, Project Director

Through the adoption of their “Capable Sustainable” strategy, Muse are once again at the forefront of innovation within the property sector. In early 2021 they announced their intentions to develop “The Glassworks” a 50,000 sq ft commercial scheme which is one of the first “near net zero” buildings in the North East of England. Phil joins the conference to talk about how Muse will look to adapt greener development ideas within all of their future projects.

West Berkshire Council – Sue Halliwell, Executive Director of Place

Sue is Executive Director, Place at West Berkshire Council overseeing place shaping functions including planning, infrastructure, economic development, public protection and environment, creating places where people want to live and work. Sue’s current focus is on delivering the council’s zero carbon ambitions. Susan will join the session to give a West Berkshire perspective on the built environment climate challenge and to detail some of the changes delegates may see in West Berkshire in the coming years.

Stantec – Jonathan Riggall, Director of the Built Environment

With over 20 years’ experience in environmental and geographical consultancy Jonathan’s technical background has spanned climate change advisory, carbon accounting, green investment strategy, energy masterplanning, geographic analytics and renewable energy development.  Jonathan works across infrastructure and community development sectors providing environmental and social advocacy to clients’ investments. Jonathan’s work also includes developing investment strategies, underpinned by 4th Industrial thinking, to deliver clean and inclusive economic growth.

National Grid – Clara Semal, Head of Corporate Strategy

With the advent of developing smarter and more sustainable cities and the exponential regeneration activities being led by public and private sector organisations in the UK, the National Grid is under more pressure than ever. Over the next 10 years, they will be spending over £1bn per year on maintenance, upgrades and substation capacity to meet the rising sustainability demands of cities and towns across the country. Clara will detail how these projects will roll out and what sustainable development the investment will help unlock as Britain aims to ‘build back better’ and hit its zero carbon targets.

Iona Capital – Ewan Gorford, Investment Manager

King’s Cross recently announced a landmark deal with Iona Capital which will see the 67-acre estate switch to green gas with all the heating and hot water for the estate’s 2,000 homes, 4 million sq ft of offices, retail and dining space set to be powered by green gas. King’s Cross will reduce its predicted annual carbon footprint of 31,000 tonnes by 50% and save 16,000tC02 per annum from being released into the atmosphere, equivalent to the average carbon emissions of around 1,600 Londoners. Ewan will join the session to talk about this exciting project and give more intel on Iona Capital’s other sustainable and green infrastructure projects.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Catherine Westoby, Senior Policy Advisor, Behaviour Change on Net Zero

Catherine is the Net Zero Business Engagement lead for the Clean Growth Directorate in the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). She currently leads the Together for Our Planet Business Climate Leaders campaign for Andrew Griffith MP in his role as UK Net Zero Business Champion ahead of COP26 in November. Catherine has over ten years’ experience in stakeholder engagement, having worked at Transport for London before joining BEIS in March 2020. During that time she led several high profile campaigns, including the stakeholder engagement campaign ahead of the introduction of London’s Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in April 2019.

Translink – John Thompson, Corporate Responsibility Manager

Having recently announced a £66m investment in low emission transport, Translink are placing net zero at the centre of their growth strategy. John joins the event to talk about further green development initiatives in the pipeline for his organisation and the wider role they will play in Net Zero UK.

The Crown Estate – Jane Wakiwaka, Head of Sustainability, Real Estate

The Crown Estate own the vast majority of Regent Street and around half of St James’s, some of London’s most historic and famous spaces. They are delivering a £1.5 billion investment and redevelopment plan with sustainability at the centre of their vision, with a commitment to ensure that central London continues to be an outstanding place to work, live and visit. Jane heads up the Crown Estates sustainability drive in their portfolio in London and the regions and will join the session to share more intel on their sustainable development plans.

Newcastle City Council – Tim Rippon, Climate Change Policy Manager

Newcastle City Council have committed to having Net Zero emissions by 2030 which is twenty years ahead of the government’s mandated target. In order to achieve such a feat, millions of pounds are being spent on a host of green-focused enabling projects and clean growth schemes. Tim joins the event to give a Newcastle perspective on the built environment climate challenge and to detail some of the changes delegates may see in the city in the coming years.

SustainIQ – Maria Diffley, Co-Founder

Having worked in the sustainability space for well over a decade, both Maria and her business partner Liam recognised the need for a solution which helped companies to navigate the complexities involved in measuring, monitoring and reporting on their Sustainability and ESG investments. In response, they created an agile, integrated, real-time reporting tool which calculates a company’s impacts on the environment, local communities and their people, through their products and supply chain. This data provides organisations with business intelligence that wasn’t previously being considered in strategic decision-making.

Prior to the establishment of SustainIQ, Maria worked with Business in the Community, providing support and advice on CR to the private, public and voluntary sectors. She also holds an MSc in Sustainability and CSR.

She is passionate about harnessing the power of business to positively impact the world and has advocated for long-term partnerships between business and community development organisations since her teens. She has helped with the capacity-building of many charitable and social enterprise organisations both locally in Northern Ireland and in the Developing World.

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy – Stuart Young, Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Management for Construction Unit

Stuart is Head of Stakeholder Engagement and Management for the BEIS Construction Unit. This includes managing all communications around Construct Zero, the sector’s response to the Prime Minister’s Net Zero challenge. Stuart works closely with partners across industry and key Government Departments, including No10, CO, DfT, IPA, MHCLG and HO to identify key issues of concern to the sector and manages the Department’s relationship with the Construction Leadership Council (joint Government/sector council) which is co-chaired by Anne Marie Trevelyan (Construction Minister).

Tetra Tech Europe – Sam McCloskey, Director of Sustainability & Climate Resilience

Recently appointed to Tetra Tech, Sam spent 17 years in consultancy followed by the last 10 years leading a collaborative, industry focused, sustainable energy research centre. She can call upon broad ranging experience of managing energy, sustainability and resource efficiency projects across a number of industry sectors, from local to pan-European projects, and with a strong focus on strategic oversight. Sam was Northern Ireland Manager of the ERDF funded Envirowise programme for over a decade. As a member of the MATRIX government science advisory panel for sustainable energy, she was intrinsically involved in the development of a Road Map for sustainable energy to 2035 in Northern Ireland. She has recently been appointed to the Northern Ireland Circular Economy Coalition, supporting the Department of the Economy in setting a regional circular economy strategy. She is a Non-Executive Director of the Workspace Group, one of the largest social enterprise organisations in Northern Ireland and a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

Rise Homes – Nigel Rawlings, Chief Executive Officer

Build to Rent development specialists Rise Homes are bringing forward schemes across the UK and have a number of flagship schemes in 2022 and 2023 including 229 rooms at Founders Yard in Sheffield, 185 apartments in Leeds, 196 apartments and 780 sq metres of commercial space in Stockport and 95 beds in Wolverhampton. They also have designs on sites in the North East all of which have net zero credentials at the heart of their ambition. Nigel joins the event to detail their pipeline and its relation to the wider green agenda.

Henry Group – Deborah Madden, Group Quality & Environment Advisor

Deborah is the Group Quality & Environment Advisor for Henry Group Limited which comprises a number of manufacturing and construction sector companies, ranging from civils and construction to interior fit-out, with a turnover in excess of 60 million across operations in Northern Ireland, England and Scotland. Coming predominantly from an Environmental Management and Sustainability background, Deborah completed an undergraduate degree in Land Use and Environmental Management and a Master’s degree in Leadership for Sustainable Development, both at Queens University Belfast. Deborah has been has involved in working with main contractors gaining experience in Commercial, Education, Health, Industrial, Renewable, Defence and Custodial sector Projects.  A PIEMA member with 5+ years’ experience in Environmental Management, Sustainability, Quality Assurance and CSR engagement, Deborah has worked with the Henry Group for 5 years providing assistance and drive for the strategic direction for the Environmental Agenda within the business.

UKRI – Sam Stacey, Challenge Director, Transforming Construction

Reducing the carbon intensity of the built environment and creating energy positive buildings are all things Sam is working on as part of his role at UKRI. These are central to net zero construction sites of the future and Sam will give his ‘big vision’ input and insight into the solutions that are being developed in this space in areas such as the technologies, the materials, the energy management options and nature-based solutions.

Abri – Jonathan Rickard, Head of Sustainability and Design

Abri are planning to build at least 10,000 high quality, sustainable homes over the next decade, offering a choice of affordable tenures and home ownership options. They are also investing £215 million in their existing homes, ensuring they are sustainable and support their plans to play their part in tackling climate change. Jonathan will give more details on Abri’s sustainable and zero carbon schemes which will help them break their 1,000 homes built per year target.

Willmott Dixon – Julia Barrett, Chief Sustainability Officer

Julia Barrett has led Willmott Dixon’s sustainability agenda since 2012 which has seen them awarded three Queens Awards for Enterprise: two for sustainable development (2014, 2019) and one for Social Mobility (2018). Willmott Dixon is a £1.3bn privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group.  Founded in 1852, it creates value for customers, stakeholders and communities by working in a sustainable and responsible way to shape the built environment and make a positive impact to society’s well-being.  Willmott Dixon has been net zero carbon in its own operations since 2012 and is aiming to be zero carbon by 2030.  Its sustainability strategy Now or Never. Our decisive decade sets out sector-leading targets to 2030 for its products and services, and well as inspirational ambitions for social value. Julia is passionate about sustainability, diversity and inspiring and leading change across the built environment sector.  She was named Edie’s Sustainability Leader of the Year 2021.

Built Environment Networking – Amanda Griffiths, Director

Amanda is one of the Co-Founder’s of Built Environment Networking – formed almost 10 years ago.

She’ll be hosting a number of the sessions throughout the day, running the days proceedings and managing the interaction between our virtual delegates and the speakers.

SustainIQ – Liam McEvoy, Co-Founder

Liam has worked in the field of sustainability for nearly twenty years across the public, private and voluntary sectors. He has a strong background in management systems and compliance and has developed and implemented sustainability strategies for a number of leading UK construction firms. Liam holds a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Management.

He believes that SustainIQ has a mission to help organisations become more data-driven by uncovering the untapped intelligence that sits waiting to be found within any company. The software helps to harness business intelligence from sustainability performance to inform business strategy, helping companies become more transparent and encouraging better business.

Viridis Building Services – Lee Marshall, Managing Director

Lee Marshall, managing director at Viridis, has a wealth of experience in sustainable design engineering, building services installation, and renewable technologies across a range of sectors.

He is passionate about creating innovative low-cost, low-energy building services, firmly believing that it doesn’t have to cost the earth to save the earth. Over the years this approach has turned heads, built a loyal client base, and allowed Viridis to grow a diverse and equally passionate team.

Lee has delivered guest lectures at various universities, is a BREEAM assessor and runs training courses for the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.

Alongside a love for the built environment, Lee enjoys rugby, spending time with his family and campanology (that’s bell-ringing to you and me).

Kensa Contracting – David Broom, Commercial Director

David has 13 years of experience working with the design and application of ground source heat pumps. David joined Kensa in 2008 and works on large complex commercial applications of ground source heat pump projects. In his time with the company, he has played a key role in establishing shared ground loops as a recognized solution for tackling fuel poverty, carbon reduction, air quality and energy security in both the social housing and new build development sector.

Associate your brand with the Building Net Zero Britain Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around the sector.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Session Partner Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 View Details
Session One Partner: How Does The Zero Carbon Agenda Contribute to Build Back Better Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner: Net Zero Construction Sites Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Four Partner: Major Net Zero Development Initiatives Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 View Details
Exhibitor Packages Yes 5 Yes £500 View Details

We have various partnership packages available, including packages with speaking opportunities, exhibition space and those that will drive brand awareness, allowing you to address your whole target audience for maximum brand awareness and impact. Our partnership packages will put you at the forefront of the industry discussion allowing you to be there, be active and be an expert within the construction and property sector and the whole built environment industry.

Conference Partner

Session Partner

£1,500+VAT

The role of the session partner provides an opportunity for you to participate in one of the sessions to build brand awareness, loyalty and trust amongst hundreds of civic and business leaders from across the industry. You’ll be seen to be a thought leader within your area of expertise and showcase your company in front of key decision-makers from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to help shape the session agenda and content to bring your strategic thinking to the event
  • Option to recommend speakers for the session
  • Inclusion with pre-conference speaker communications
  • Access to the speakers and panellists; an excellent opportunity to establish rapport and build commercially rewarding relationships
  • Branding for the whole conference and your session
  • One speaking position on your panel
  • Option to do a five minute introduction to your panel or thought leaders presentation
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Session One Partner: How Does The Zero Carbon Agenda Contribute to Build Back Better

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Session Three Partner: Net Zero Construction Sites

Session Four Partner: Major Net Zero Development Initiatives

Best Practice Presentation Partner

£1,000+VAT

During the breaks delegates are able to speed network and visit the exhibitors – but with this package you can also give them the option of coming to see your company deliver a 15-minute thought leadership presentation, enabling you to play a key role in the conference. Build brand awareness, loyalty, trust and new business leads amongst numerous civic and business leaders from across the industry. Benefits include:

  • Ability to deliver a 15-minute presentation during one of the break periods
  • Access to the VIP Room – a green room for speakers, VIP guests and sponsors
  • Branding across the rest of the conference
  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share content
  • 10 online delegate passes for your team and/or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media, etc
  • Master of Ceremonies ‘thank you’ in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion in any PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Exhibitor Package

£500+VAT

If you’re looking for access to the event and a space to meet online delegates and chat with them – then our exhibitor package is perfect. Some people can be reluctant to approach exhibition stands – but online it’s different and you’ll be inundated with enquiries and questions about your brand. Benefits include:

  • Online exhibition space allowing you to video chat with delegates and share downloadable content such as literature
  • 5 online delegate passes for your team or guests
  • Digital media branding: your logo will appear prominently on the website, marketing emails, social media etc
  • Master of Ceremonies “thank you” in the opening and closing speeches
  • Social media – pre, during and post-conference activity
  • Inclusion with all PR and outreach to regional, national and industry press
  • Access to video of the conference after the event

If you’re interested in any of the packages above or if you’re interested in finding out additional information then contact us on:

0113 390 4700

opportunities@built-environment-networking.com

Our online conferences will merge our face-to-face conferences with a virtual platform – providing networking opportunities, exceptional panel discussions and debates, speaker presentations and an exhibition hall.

Here’s a little video highlighting what to expect

And here’s a bit more information of key areas of our online events…

You’ll receive unique log-in details to join our online event via computer or phone – and you’ll be greeted with an easy navigation tool. You’ll be able to navigate to:

Main Stage

Where our ‘Programme’ will take place with excellent speakers and content. You’ll be able to get involved, asking questions and taking part in live polls.

Networking Area

Just like a real conference you’ll be able to meet and connect with new people in our forum. You can directly request to chat with someone or you can enter our ‘speed networking’ area to meet numerous new people within the industry. Get your elevator pitch ready!

Sponsor / Exhibitor Area

Meet our partners and sponsors – view what they’re all about, video chat with them and download their literature and product information.

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Details

Date:
Tuesday, 19th October 2021

Time:
0900hrs – 1600hrs

Venue

Online – Hopin


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