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Building Zero Carbon Britain Conference; In association with Cundall

Tuesday, 22nd June 2021 0900hrs – 1445hrs

This conference will focus on how we as an industry can help tackle the climate emergency and build a better, more sustainable UK.

We’ll be bringing together leaders from across the property, construction, energy 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 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.

 Topics to be discussed include:

  • Thakeham Groups 2025 Sustainability Strategy
  • FEC’s £4bn North Manchester neighbourhood
  • Argent’s zero carbon plans for their development
  • Derwent London’s 13 site, multi-billion pound pipeline
  • Argents £700m Paradise scheme
  • GE Hitachi’s nuclear power plans
  • Leeds City Council’s £125m greener makeover
  • Taylor Wimpey’s sustainability policy and strategy

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.

09:30-09:55 Conference Welcome and Keynote

Our event partner Cundall will kickstart the conference with a keynote discussion.

Cundall; Simon Wyatt, Sustainability Partner

10:00-11:00 Session One: Accelerating the Zero Carbon Development Agenda after Covid-19; Sponsored by ENGIE

Some of the biggest names in the industry will come together to discuss what the sector needs to change and how to tackle the climate emergency and emphasis the need for a collaborative working across the industry. In this Q&A style session you’ll be able to ask your questions throughout. 

Chair: ENGIE; Jade Boggust, Business Development Lead, Net Zero & FM Solutions

GE Hitachi; David Powell, Vice President UK Sales GE Hitachi Nuclear Power Plant

Enterprise M3 LEP; Kathy Slack, Chief Executive

Hammerson plc; Louise Ellison, Group Head of Sustainability

Derwent London; Sam Carlsson, Sustainability Manager

11:00-11:30 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.

11:05-11:20 Breakout Session; Net Zero in Practice; Transforming Targets into Actions; Sponsored by Viridis Building Services

Viridis Building Services; Lee Marshall, Managing Director

11:30-12:30 Session Two: Zero Carbon Placemaking and Investment – Regeneration and Development Plans; Sponsored by Faithful+Gould

This session explores best practice organisations that are putting the green agenda at the centre of everything they do. Speakers will deliver a series of high-level presentations focusing on forthcoming investment and development initiatives that lead the way on net zero.

Chair: Faithful+Gould; Stuart Rogers, Director

Leeds City Council; Martin Elliot, Head of Strategic Planning

Argent; Ross Fittall, Project Director

Places for People; Julie Alexander, Director of Technology and Innovation

12:30-13:15 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.

12:35-12:50 Breakout Session: Role of Residential Energy Storage in Decarbonising Housing Sector; Sponsored by Moixa

This session will look into how residential energy storage can support the sector moving to decarbonisation by going beyond SAP.

Moixa; Natasha Morgan, Commercial Manager

12:55-13:10 Breakout Session; Complete In-Roof Solar – Sponsored by HBS New Energies

This session will look at how in-roof solar can help housing developers meet Part L and deliver zero ready homes.

HBS New Energies; John Southern, Group Head of Product Development & Strategy

13:15-14:15 Session Three: Major Zero Carbon Developments; Sponsored by HBS New Energies

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 and building for the future.

Chair: HBS New Energies; James Bull, Managing Director of HBS New Energies

Thakeham Group; Josie C-Thornewill, Head of Sustainability

Far East Consortium; Tom Fenton, Project Director

Taylor Wimpey; Ian Heasman, Director of Sustainability

14:15-14:45 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 sustainability and net zero sector. Here’s an overview of the confirmed speakers:

Far East Consortium – Tom Fenton, Project Director

As the master developers behind the world class £4bn Victoria North project in Manchester, Far East Consortium join the event to talk about the changing face of what people expect from greener places and how they are planning to create one of the North’s most healthy and sustainable developments at the heart of the UK’s third biggest city. Over the course of 15 years 15,000 new homes will be delivered on the Northern gateway site as well as 2000 sq ft of neighbourhood focused commercial retail.

Hammerson plc – Louise Ellison, Group Head of Sustainability

Louise joined Hammerson as the Group Head of Sustainability in September 2013 having previously help similar roles at M&G Real Estate and Quintain and is responsible for developing Hammerson’s Positive Places initiative and ensuring that its shopping centres and developments continue to meet challenging sustainability targets. Louise will join the session to discuss the proactive sustainability work Hammerson are implementing in their considerable portfolio and what the future will hold for their shopping centres and other developments.

GE Hitachi – David Powell, Vice President UK Sales GE Hitachi Nuclear Power Plants

GE Hitachi is a world leading provider of advanced reactors and nuclear services. It’s latest reactor design, the BWRX300 represents the simplest, yet most innovative BWR design since GE began commercializing nuclear reactors in 1955. As worldwide interest in this SMR continues to grow, it is a timely opportunity for David to provide insights into the future direction of the UK nuclear industry and what’s needed to help achieve the UK’s net zero emissions target.

Thakeham Group – Josie C-Thornewill, Head of Sustainability

Thakeham Group are about to launch their 2020-2025 sustainability strategy, as well as moving into the Thames Valley Region with big development plans. Josie will share insight into some case studies about their three big zero carbon commitments, as well as their development plans for the region and how Thakeham Group are driving sustainability moving forwards.

Leeds City Council – Martin Elliot, Head of Strategic Planning

Leeds City Council is to invest £100m on measures to help tenants save money and cut carbon by improving energy efficiency over the next five years. The council are also investing in £25.3 million to help reduce carbon emissions from 38 publicly owned buildings in the city, slashing the city’s carbon emissions by nearly 4,000 tonnes in the process. These investments will support the council’s commitment to reduce the city’s direct emissions to net-zero by 2030 and will also support local ‘green’ jobs in industries carrying out the improvements. Martin will give more intel on these schemes as well as the council’s future sustainable regeneration and transportation plans.

Enterprise M3 LEP – Kathy Slack, Chief Executive

Using their local industrial strategy Enterprise M3 are aiming to be the bastion of clean growth in the South East by pulling together business, education institutions, developers and investors to create green jobs, developments and opportunity. Kathy joins the panel to talk about how LEP’s can contribute massively to building zero carbon Britain

MEPC – Ross Fittall, Senior Development Manager

Developer MEPC is advancing phase 2 of the £700m Paradise Birmingham scheme which includes a 17 storey hotel and a 10 storey office building that features a sky bar for panoramic views of the city. They are an important component of Birmingham city centre regeneration and Ross joins the conference to talk about this scheme and MEPC’s other ambitions across the Midlands.

Places for People – Julie Alexander, Director of Technology & Innovation

As one of the most socially conscious housing developers in the UK, their commitment to ESG is highlighted by how prominently it features in their regeneration strategies across the UK. Integrating a mix of tech innovations and green efficiencies within their design and delivery, Julie joins us to detail their forthcoming projects.

Taylor Wimpey – Ian Heasman, Director of Sustainability

Ian is the Director of Sustainability for Taylor Wimpey UK Ltd, one of the UK’s largest house builders. He is responsible for the development and delivery of Taylor Wimpey’s sustainability policy and strategy which he has been developing over the last year. This has included work on climate change, waste and resources, water, biodiversity, supply chain, social issues, reporting, disclosure, contaminated land and environmental liability. Ian will discuss Taylor Wimpey’s sustainability strategy being implemented on the thousand’s of homes they are building across the UK.

EQUANS – Jade Boggust, Business Development Lead, Net Zero & FM Solutions

At ENGIE, Jade is leading the support to clients with their transition to zero carbon and future maintenance strategies. Jade is passionate about the importance an integrated approach to facilities management and energy can play, as well as using data and smart buildings technology to make informed decision across an estate.

ENGIE’s mission is simple: to be the leaders in the zero-carbon transition and as the leading sustainable FM company in the UK, ENGIE is committed to supporting customers on their own journeys. ENGIE’s new ‘as a service’ model supports customers on their journey to net zero, with zero risk and zero client capital investment.

HBS New Energies – James Bull, Managing Director of HBS New Energies

James is the Founder and Managing Director of HBS New Energies, one of the UK’s leading independent renewable energy specialists. His passion for renewables and sustainability started in 2008 when he set up the business, focusing on the deployment of solar energy for housebuilders across the South. Since then, HBS New Energies has gone from strength to strength, becoming a trusted partner to housing developers, blue-chips and local authorities on major award-winning projects nationwide. As the UK transitions to Net-Zero, James has been driving the ongoing expansion, enabling HBS New Energies to deliver a full range of solar PV, EV charging and battery storage products and solutions to its customers.

Derwent London – Sam Carlsson, Sustainability Manager

With 13 major developments across London that place net zero practice at their heart, Derwent London are one of the UK’s most impressive developers. Sam joins our panel to talk in depth about their plans, what their ESG ambitions are and how they are taking their responsibility to the environment seriously.

Faithful+Gould – Stuart Rogers, Director

Stuart Rogers is a Director for Faithful+Gould, leading Faithful+Gould’s Manchester Office and Property Sector in the North. Stuart represents Faithful+Gould on the businesses Global Net Zero Carbon Forum, as well as taking a lead role in driving the Sustainability agenda in the UK business. He is a Board Member for LandAid – a charity that is working to end youth homelessness – which is a particular problem in Manchester and Liverpool, where rents continue to rise sharply for young people. He believes that sustainable community regeneration is much more than energy and carbon.

Stuart leads projects for a number of high profile clients in the North including Manchester Airport City, Muse, U+I/Mayfield Partnership, Manchester City Council, Ask Real Estate and One Manchester Housing Association. He is passionate about the UK property sector. He believes in using regeneration projects to make a difference to local communities, through creating employment opportunities, skills development and improving quality of life.

Moixa – Natasha Morgan, Commercial Manager

Natasha is a Commercial Manager at Moixa, the UK’s leading residential energy storage company.
Natasha started her career at Gartner, spending 5 years working with technology systems & their applications. Her passion for renewable energy led her into the clean tech space in 2018 where she built the commercial team at Zeigo, a platform for corporate sourcing renewable energy.

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).

HBS New Energies – John Southern, Group Head of Product Development and Strategy

With over 20 years of experience in designing, developing and managing products across multiple sectors, John heads up Strategy and Product at HBS New Energies with the ambition to drive through Net Zero solutions for the housing sector. John is passionate about the Energy Transition and puts the customer at the heart of everything he does.

Cundall – Simon Wyatt, Sustainability Partner

Simon leads Cundall’s building physics, health, wellbeing and sustainability team. He specialises in sustainable strategy and governance and is a member of the UK Green Building Council’s Members Advisory Committee, the British Council for Offices (BCO) Environment, Social & Governance Group (ESG) and chair of the CIBSE Knowledge Generation Panel. Simon has authored numerous papers and presents at national and international conferences on net zero carbon, whole life carbon, health and wellbeing and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Simon regularly contributes articles and commentary to national and trade media on net zero carbon building design, green finance and industry progress toward zero. He currently writes a regular column about net zero for Building magazine’s ‘Countdown to COP26’ series.

Associate your brand with the Building Zero Carbon Britain Conference and position your brand at the forefront of one of the UK’s biggest discussions and debates around creating a net zero britain.

Package Exhibition Stand Chair/ Speaking Opportunity Tickets VIP Backstage Access Cost (+VAT)
Conference Partner Yes Yes 15 Yes £2,500 Sold Out
Session One Partner: Accelerating the Zero Carbon Development Agenda after Covid-19 Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Two Partner: Zero Carbon Placemaking and Investment – Regeneration and Development Plan Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Session Three Partner: Major Zero Carbon Developments Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,500 Sold Out
Best Practice Presentation Package Yes Yes 10 Yes £1,000 Sold Out
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 One Partner: Accelerating the Zero Carbon Development Agenda after Covid-19

Session Two Partner: Zero Carbon Placemaking and Investment – Regeneration and Development Plan

Session Three Partner: Major Zero Carbon Developments

Best Practice Presentation Partner

Best Practice Presentation Partner


Best Practice Presentation Partner

Exhibitor Package


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

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 and URL a week or so before the event to gain access.

Main Stage

On here you’ll be able to navigate what is in our ‘Programme’ where our speakers, panels and discussions will take place. You’ll be able to get involved in the discussion, ask questions and more.

Networking Lounges

You can connect with the attendees in our networking lounges – video chatting with others at the event.

Exhibition Area

View our partners and sponsors, have a chat with them and learn more about their business.


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Tuesday, 22nd June 2021

0900hrs – 1445hrs


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