Towards Net Zero Buildings & Infrastructure 

    Friday 20 November, 10am - 12pm

    This exclusive online event 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. 

    This 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

    Opening Remarks

    James Murray, Editor-in-chief, BusinessGreen

    Retrofitting and the future of the construction industry

    An estimated 455,000 jobs are required in the construction and property sectors to refit buildings and infrastructure to meet 2050 net zero targets. This presentation will cover:
    • The changes coming for a greener construction industry
    • How the industry can support energy efficiency upgrades and low carbon infrastructure plans
    • Best practice for retrofitting
    • The implications of newly launched Green Home Retrofit Finance Principles guidelines – what do they mean for the construction industry?

    Emma Harvey, Director, Green Finance Institute

    Case Study: Gen Zero

    The Department for Education (DfE), in partnership with Innovate UK, the Construction Innovation Hub and the Active Building Centre, has launched a leading research and development project to create new sustainable design solutions for secondary school buildings. Known as GenZero, the project will help set the standard for the next generation of net zero carbon schools in England by delivering digital models for two prototype schools that will be sustainable, enable offsite construction, and help meet the UK’s ambitious 2050 net zero carbon targets.

    Tom Stocks, Programme Lead, Department for Education

    Tech-celerate your progress to net zero

    The transition to net zero is being hailed as the industrial revolution of the 21st century, and embracing new technologies is vital to greening the construction industry. This session will cover:
    • Technological developments which will aid the transition to net zero construction at all stages of your supply chain
    • Seizing the clean technology opportunity
    • Unlocking energy efficiency in construction
    • Supporting low carbon infrastructure
    Jaimie Johnston, Director, Head of Global Systems, Bryden Wood

    Panel: The business case for net zero buildings

    Buildings make up around 30% of carbon emissions and are one of our assets most vulnerable to climate change. A panel of sustainability experts will discuss:

    • Encouraging your organisation and stakeholders to embrace the transition to net zero buildings
    • ROI of green buildings, including their increased asset value, and the reduced costs of construction and design
    • Maximising the environment, health and productivity benefits - Seizing the opportunities posed by green construction, such as grants

    Mike Pitts, Deputy Challenge Director for Transforming Construction, Innovate UK
    Ana Musat, Policy Manager, Aldersgate Group
    Alexia Laird, Sustainable Design Executive, Landsec
    Ashley Bateson, Partner & Head of Sustainability, Hoare Lea

    Moderator: James Murray, Editor-in-chief, BusinessGreen


    Sustainable Design Executive
    Policy Manager
    Aldersgate Group
    Partner & Head of Sustainability
    Hoare Lea
    Programme Director
    Green Finance Institute
    Board Director, Head of Global Systems
    Bryden Wood
    Deputy Challenge Director for Transforming Construction
    Innovate UK
    Programme Lead
    Department for Education


    For booking queries:
    Hope Alderman
    Marketing Manager
    +44 (0)20 7484 9824
    For sponsorship queries:
    Sam Richards
    Business Development Manager
    +44 (0)20 7484 9711
    For programme queries:
    Lucy Wilson
    Conference Producer
    +44 (0)20 7484 9737