SUSTAINABILITY SUMMIT

"Discover the latest projects, innovation and policy in sustainable building and construction across the country"

CONFERENCE DAY TWO - 23RD NOVEMBER

Morning ChairpersonRufus Logan, Director, BRE

10.00 Responsible Sourcing in the Construction Supply Chain

  • Why sustainability is important
  • Potential pitfalls
  • Tips for success

Speaker:

Thomas Gibbs, Sustainability Manager for Scotland, Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd.

10.30 Energy Efficiency in Scotland: A Summary of Key Findings from Energy Saving Trust and Scottish Enterprise Market Research

  • The future demand for energy efficiency and renewable measures from key buyers in Scotland
  • The current supply chain characteristics in Scotland
  • Recommendations arising from the research

Speaker:

Ian Cuthbert, Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust

11.00 Panel Discussion: Redefining Sustainability

  • Developing low carbon infrastructure

  • Meeting the growing demand for sustainable building

  • Steps to take to ensure the sustainable construction quota is reached

Panellists:

Laura Hainey, Senior Designer, Architecture and Design Scotland

Gordon Nelson, Director, Federation of Master Builders Scotland

Mariana Trusson, Associate Director, Cundall

Thomas Gibbs, Sustainability Manager for Scotland, Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd.

11.45 Realising Project Value in a World of Ever-Changing Environmental Regulation

  • Use environmental assessment to help reduce risk and enhance value
  • Build in early solutions that withstand future scrutiny and challenge
  • Define a precise project scope to save time and money
  • Manage constraints through the construction phase to ensure projects stay on budget and meet timescales

Speakers:

Jean Curran, Managing Director, Atmos Consulting

Mikael Forup, Technical Director, Atmos Consulting

Ronnie Hogg, Technical Director Town Planning and EIA, Atmos Consulting

12.35 Scotland's Built Environment

  • Challenges and opportunities of retrofitting Scotland's built environment

  • Review of the scale of the retrofit challenge; the aspirations of government, industry and building owners to address the need

  • Suggest opportunities to meet the challenges in terms of standards, skills development, innovation and productivity improvements

Speaker:

Rufus Logan, Director, BRE

13.10 Construction Glass Recycling

  • Sustainability and the circular economy – why bother?
  • The status quo – the existing linear processes of the glass industry
  • How can this process be made circular?
  • The benefits of construction glass recycling

Speaker:

Graeme DeBrincat, Senior Engineer, Arup Facade Engineering

13.40 Supporting District Heating in Scotland

  • What are the benefits of district heating?

  • Funding support available through the district heating loan fund

  • Eligibility

  • Some examples of projects funded to date

Speaker:

Ken Brady, Programme Manager, Energy Saving Trust

Afternoon Chairperson: Janice Foster, Researcher, Mackintosh Environmental Architecture Research Unit

14.15 Non-Domestic Passivhaus Projects in the UK

  • An intro and overview of the UK Passivhaus Trust

  • Overcoming the energy and comfort performance gap in UK buildings

  • The benefits of Passivhaus and why it works - the evidence gained from detailed monitoring

  • The experience of delivering the UK's first Passivhaus schools, the UK's first Archive and Record Centre, and the UK's first university building

Speaker:

Jonathan Hines, Director, Architype

14.35 Passivhaus - Larger-Scale Residential Development for Scotland

  • Overview of UK residential Passivhaus developments

  • Passivhaus is about reliability and comfort as well as energy efficiency

  • Overcoming barriers to Passivhaus development

Speaker:

Chris Morgan, Director, John Gilbert Architects

14.50 Living the Dream, Creating a Reality

  • Working for individuals building their own homes, architects often have the opportunity to translate people’s dreams into built reality
  • How spaces work, feel and perform is part of this
  • A pioneering Passivhaus project in Scotland and some other projects on the drawing board

Speaker:

Kirsty Maguire, Director, Kirsty Maguire Architect Ltd.

15.05 Passivhaus Trust Q&A Session

15.20 Specialist Sustainable Architectural Practices

  • The role of SMEs in sustainable architecture and design
  • Smaller architectural practices leading the way
  • Tender requirements

Speaker:

Colin Potter, Director, Architeco

15.50 Close of Conference

Discover the latest opportunities and developments within the industry at our free-to-attend conference.  We have a conference stream dedicated entirely to sustainability and a number of free CPD training workshops available to all visitors, covering ModeLling for Sustainability, Energy Performance in New Homes, Circular Economy and many more key discussions. Come and acquire your points by attending our wide range of sessions.
Discover the latest opportunities and developments within the industry at our free-to-attend conference.  We have a conference stream dedicated entirely to sustainability and a number of free CPD training workshops available to all visitors, covering Modelling for Sustainability, Energy Performance in New Homes, Circular Economy and many more key discussions. Come and acquire your points by attending our wide range of sessions.