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Next up: a case-stry looking at the GenZero project to create sustainable school buildings.
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Friday 20th November: 10:20 UK(BST) / 05:20 EST / 02:20 PST

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About this session:

This exclusive half day conference will investigate how all businesses can support and accelerate the transition to low and net zero carbon buildings, while maximising the financial and productivity opportunities that will result.

From green building management and development to energy efficiency upgrades and low carbon infrastructure plans, businesses are central to the evolution of a greener building sector that will provide a cornerstone for a net zero emission economy.

The Towards Net Zero Buildings Briefing will bring together industry experts and leading businesses to discuss the best practices, partnerships, and technologies that can accelerate the development of a net zero building stock. Topics covered will include:

  • Unlocking energy efficiency opportunities
  • Commissioning Net Zero buildings
  • Building the business case and overcoming barriers to development
  • Maximising environment, health, and productivity benefits
  • Retrofit best practices
  • Effective building management
  • Seizing the clean technology opportunity
  • Understanding the policy environment

Speakers

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James Murray

Editor-in-chief, BusinessGreen

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James Murray is Editor-in-Chief of BusinessGreen, having launched the site in October 2007. He is responsible for BusinessGreen's leading news, opinion and analysis, and also contributes to the brand's expanding events' programme. James is one of the UK's leading commentators on the low carbon economy. He writes occasionally for The Guardian newspaper and has also reported for BBC Radio on a number of green technology stories. James reports daily on a wide range of green business issues, with a particular focus on low carbon policy, economics and technology. In March 2011, James was voted number eight in the Press Gazette's list of the top 50 environmental journalists in the UK. Prior to launching BusinessGreen, James spent five years as a technology journalist working on a variety of IT titles.

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Emma Harvey

Programme Director, Green Finance Institute

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An experienced and passionate green finance specialist, Emma Harvey joined the Green Finance Institute in 2019 and leads a portfolio of coalitions and projects including the Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings, an industry-led collaboration with more than 150 individual members, focused on developing new financial products and solutions to help accelerate the decarbonisation of buildings. Emma previously worked across several areas within Barclays Bank including product development, portfolio management and corporate debt structuring. Throughout this period she championed the green finance agenda, supporting the bank’s first green bond issuance and pioneering the Barclays green home mortgage.

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Jaimie Johnston

Director, Head of Global Systems, Bryden Wood

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Jaimie joined Bryden Wood – an integrated practice of architects, analysts, engineers, creative technologists and industrial designers – shortly after its formation in 1995. Jaimie leads the application of systems to the delivery and operation of high performing assets. This includes design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) solutions and new data-led, digital workflows for government and private sector clients in the UK, US, Europe and Asia.



Jaimie was the co-author of the benchmark strategy documents, ‘Delivery Platforms for Government Assets’, and ‘Platforms: Bridging the gap between construction + manufacturing’. These have been adopted as a foundation for the UK Government’s initiative to create a more productive, value-driven construction sector.



Jaimie is the Design Lead for the Construction Innovation Hub, which was established to drive innovation and technological advances in the UK construction and infrastructure sectors.

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Mike Pitts

Deputy Challenge Director for Transforming Construction, Innovate UK

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Mike is the Deputy Challenge Director for Transforming Construction – the government’s Industrial Strategy programme linked to the sector deal and managed by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. He acted as interim Challenge Director in securing the programme as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Mike was previously Head of Urban Systems at Innovate UK, covering the priority areas of Urban Living and Smart Infrastructure. He joined Innovate UK in 2012 to lead on embedding sustainability across Innovate UK’s strategy. He has also led Clean and Cool entrepreneur Missions in 2013 to Brazil and 2015 to San Francisco and ran the Resource Efficiency programme during 2013/14.

Previously Mike spent five years driving sustainability-led innovation in the chemical industry with Chemistry Innovation. He has developed and managed projects on lifecycle analysis, renewable chemicals, industrial biotechnology and resource efficiency across the chemistry-using industries. Mike holds a PhD in organic chemistry and spent his early career in several technology spin-outs leading R&D teams developing process technology for the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and electronics industries.

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Ana Musat

Policy Manager, Aldersgate Group

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Ana is the Policy Manager of the Aldersgate Group, working with the cross-industry business and NGO membership to shape the Group’s policy outputs in the climate and environmental space. The main focus of her work is on securing a green recovery and the policy and regulatory framework required to deliver the net zero emissions target, and what this means across different sectors of the economy. She is the lead on climate and energy policy, working with the relevant government departments to make the business case for policy action.



Prior to joining Aldersgate Group, Ana worked with The Whitehall & Industry Group, an organisation set up by the Cabinet Office to better connect business and government, where she led on the environment programme of events and engagement with key stakeholders. She also worked on business development, and looked after the organisation’s relationship with government departments and agencies, as well as some law firms and consultancies.

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Alexia Laird

Sustainable Design Executive, Landsec

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Alexia joined FTSE100 real estate leader Landsec in September 2019 in the sustainable design and innovation team. Her role is to push the sustainability agenda forward on the development pipeline, with a particular focus on mixed-use residential masterplans. Having previously worked for a large engineering consultancy and a developer and contractor, Alexia brings wide-ranging sustainability experience in the built environment. Her focus areas are energy efficiency and net zero carbon, supply chain impacts and human-centric design.

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Tom Stocks

Programme Lead, Department for Education

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Tom has over 15 years of experience in programme management for retail, commercial and public sector clients. He has a passion for helping clients to deliver better results by utilizing modern principles and green technologies.

Recently, Tom led the team that created and delivered the MMC1 off-site schools framework for the DfE. This is a transformative 4 year and £3bn framework with the aim that half of new schools will be factory-produced in the next few years.

Now Tom is leading a cross governmental group to deliver Gen Zero school designs; standardised zero carbon and future-proofed designs. The ground-breaking Gen Zero R&D project will be a step change not just for schools but will work to a platform system that can be employed across different government sectors and building types.

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Ashley Bateson

Partner & Head of Sustainability, Hoare Lea

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I am passionate about the positive impact engineers can have on the quality of the built environment. With an evidenced based approach to design and awareness of how buildings operate in practice I know that designers can deliver buildings that enhance lives, support wellbeing and improve resource efficiency. I have over 25 years’ construction industry experience, working on a diverse range of developments, including commercial, educational and residential buildings. I also lead sustainability and net zero carbon strategies on projects.

I am actively involved in several industry groups and believe in the importance of broad stakeholder engagement in order that we can better understand the common challenges and opportunities. I am a member of the UKGBC ‘Advancing Net Zero’ Steering Group and I chair of the New London Architecture (NLA) net zero carbon expert panel. As Vice-President of CIBSE I have been involved in promoting better building performance.

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Michael Holder

Journalist, Business Green

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Michael Holder is a journalist based in London, where he covers climate politics, the low carbon transition, clean technology and renewables for BusinessGreen. While reporting on environmental issues, he has travelled to a variety of different places, including UN climate conferences, Ghanaian cocoa farms, and carbon capture sites in Norway. He previously worked at the Environment Media Group as a reporter and editor, writing extensively about air pollution and the circular economy.

 

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Speakers

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James Murray

Editor-in-chief, BusinessGreen

View Bio

James Murray is Editor-in-Chief of BusinessGreen, having launched the site in October 2007. He is responsible for BusinessGreen's leading news, opinion and analysis, and also contributes to the brand's expanding events' programme. James is one of the UK's leading commentators on the low carbon economy. He writes occasionally for The Guardian newspaper and has also reported for BBC Radio on a number of green technology stories. James reports daily on a wide range of green business issues, with a particular focus on low carbon policy, economics and technology. In March 2011, James was voted number eight in the Press Gazette's list of the top 50 environmental journalists in the UK. Prior to launching BusinessGreen, James spent five years as a technology journalist working on a variety of IT titles.

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Emma Harvey

Programme Director, Green Finance Institute

View Bio

An experienced and passionate green finance specialist, Emma Harvey joined the Green Finance Institute in 2019 and leads a portfolio of coalitions and projects including the Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings, an industry-led collaboration with more than 150 individual members, focused on developing new financial products and solutions to help accelerate the decarbonisation of buildings. Emma previously worked across several areas within Barclays Bank including product development, portfolio management and corporate debt structuring. Throughout this period she championed the green finance agenda, supporting the bank’s first green bond issuance and pioneering the Barclays green home mortgage.

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Jaimie Johnston

Director, Head of Global Systems, Bryden Wood

View Bio

Jaimie joined Bryden Wood – an integrated practice of architects, analysts, engineers, creative technologists and industrial designers – shortly after its formation in 1995. Jaimie leads the application of systems to the delivery and operation of high performing assets. This includes design for manufacture and assembly (DfMA) solutions and new data-led, digital workflows for government and private sector clients in the UK, US, Europe and Asia.



Jaimie was the co-author of the benchmark strategy documents, ‘Delivery Platforms for Government Assets’, and ‘Platforms: Bridging the gap between construction + manufacturing’. These have been adopted as a foundation for the UK Government’s initiative to create a more productive, value-driven construction sector.



Jaimie is the Design Lead for the Construction Innovation Hub, which was established to drive innovation and technological advances in the UK construction and infrastructure sectors.

Presenter Image

Mike Pitts

Deputy Challenge Director for Transforming Construction, Innovate UK

View Bio

Mike is the Deputy Challenge Director for Transforming Construction – the government’s Industrial Strategy programme linked to the sector deal and managed by Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation. He acted as interim Challenge Director in securing the programme as part of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.

Mike was previously Head of Urban Systems at Innovate UK, covering the priority areas of Urban Living and Smart Infrastructure. He joined Innovate UK in 2012 to lead on embedding sustainability across Innovate UK’s strategy. He has also led Clean and Cool entrepreneur Missions in 2013 to Brazil and 2015 to San Francisco and ran the Resource Efficiency programme during 2013/14.

Previously Mike spent five years driving sustainability-led innovation in the chemical industry with Chemistry Innovation. He has developed and managed projects on lifecycle analysis, renewable chemicals, industrial biotechnology and resource efficiency across the chemistry-using industries. Mike holds a PhD in organic chemistry and spent his early career in several technology spin-outs leading R&D teams developing process technology for the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and electronics industries.

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Ana Musat

Policy Manager, Aldersgate Group

View Bio

Ana is the Policy Manager of the Aldersgate Group, working with the cross-industry business and NGO membership to shape the Group’s policy outputs in the climate and environmental space. The main focus of her work is on securing a green recovery and the policy and regulatory framework required to deliver the net zero emissions target, and what this means across different sectors of the economy. She is the lead on climate and energy policy, working with the relevant government departments to make the business case for policy action.



Prior to joining Aldersgate Group, Ana worked with The Whitehall & Industry Group, an organisation set up by the Cabinet Office to better connect business and government, where she led on the environment programme of events and engagement with key stakeholders. She also worked on business development, and looked after the organisation’s relationship with government departments and agencies, as well as some law firms and consultancies.

Presenter Image

Alexia Laird

Sustainable Design Executive, Landsec

View Bio

Alexia joined FTSE100 real estate leader Landsec in September 2019 in the sustainable design and innovation team. Her role is to push the sustainability agenda forward on the development pipeline, with a particular focus on mixed-use residential masterplans. Having previously worked for a large engineering consultancy and a developer and contractor, Alexia brings wide-ranging sustainability experience in the built environment. Her focus areas are energy efficiency and net zero carbon, supply chain impacts and human-centric design.

Presenter Image

Tom Stocks

Programme Lead, Department for Education

View Bio

Tom has over 15 years of experience in programme management for retail, commercial and public sector clients. He has a passion for helping clients to deliver better results by utilizing modern principles and green technologies.

Recently, Tom led the team that created and delivered the MMC1 off-site schools framework for the DfE. This is a transformative 4 year and £3bn framework with the aim that half of new schools will be factory-produced in the next few years.

Now Tom is leading a cross governmental group to deliver Gen Zero school designs; standardised zero carbon and future-proofed designs. The ground-breaking Gen Zero R&D project will be a step change not just for schools but will work to a platform system that can be employed across different government sectors and building types.

Presenter Image

Ashley Bateson

Partner & Head of Sustainability, Hoare Lea

View Bio

I am passionate about the positive impact engineers can have on the quality of the built environment. With an evidenced based approach to design and awareness of how buildings operate in practice I know that designers can deliver buildings that enhance lives, support wellbeing and improve resource efficiency. I have over 25 years’ construction industry experience, working on a diverse range of developments, including commercial, educational and residential buildings. I also lead sustainability and net zero carbon strategies on projects.

I am actively involved in several industry groups and believe in the importance of broad stakeholder engagement in order that we can better understand the common challenges and opportunities. I am a member of the UKGBC ‘Advancing Net Zero’ Steering Group and I chair of the New London Architecture (NLA) net zero carbon expert panel. As Vice-President of CIBSE I have been involved in promoting better building performance.

Presenter Image

Michael Holder

Journalist, Business Green

View Bio

Michael Holder is a journalist based in London, where he covers climate politics, the low carbon transition, clean technology and renewables for BusinessGreen. While reporting on environmental issues, he has travelled to a variety of different places, including UN climate conferences, Ghanaian cocoa farms, and carbon capture sites in Norway. He previously worked at the Environment Media Group as a reporter and editor, writing extensively about air pollution and the circular economy.

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