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Welcome to the Built Environment Forum at Innovation Zero, a pivotal platform for addressing complex issues and unique challenges in sustainable urban development and construction.

This forum brings together industry experts and thought leaders to discuss radical changes needed for the UK's aging building stock, the oldest in Europe. Focused on reducing embodied and operational carbon, our sessions will delve into energy efficiency and retrofitting. Engage with leading housebuilders, mortgage lenders, local authorities, and associations as they explore innovative solutions.

Join us to contribute to essential conversations and actions for a sustainable future in the built environment and construction industry.

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Innovation Zero | 30 April – 1 May 2024 | Olympia London

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2024 Built Environment Forum: Speaker Lineup

Meet Our Esteemed Speakers

Innovation Zero is proud to present an outstanding lineup of speakers for the Built Environment Forum, showcasing leaders and innovators in sustainable urban development and environmental construction.

Our panel includes renowned professionals from architecture, urban planning, and environmental design, along with top researchers and thought leaders in sustainable building practices. They will provide valuable insights into the latest developments and trends in creating sustainable and resilient urban spaces. Their presentations, combining groundbreaking research with practical solutions, are set to stimulate engaging and thought-provoking discussions. Committed to fostering a sustainable transformation in the built environment, our speakers kick off what promises to be an impressive and insightful forum. Stay tuned for more announcements about additional speakers who will enhance the forum's vibrant and innovative environment.

 


 

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Innovation Zero 2024: Built Environment Forum Agenda

Innovation Zero 2024 is set to enhance our understanding and practices in sustainable urban development and the built environment, incorporating innovative strategies and technology solutions.

This year, we will explore the latest developments that foster environmental sustainability in the built environment, with an emphasis on energy efficiency, green building practices, and the integration of sustainable technologies. The forum will spotlight the crucial role of innovative design and construction in global sustainability initiatives and underline the significance of collaborative efforts to tackle urban environmental challenges. Anticipate lively discussions on topics like sustainable urban planning, retrofitting strategies, and the advancement of green building technologies.

Join us for an inspiring conference that builds on previous accomplishments to drive future progress in sustainable development and environmental practices within the built environment.

 

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  2. Built Environment Forum
    • Policy
    The Built Environment, responsible for a staggering 40% of CO2 emissions, spans 12 diverse industries from construction to urban planning, holding sway over social equity and resource depletion. To me ...
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    • Policy
    • Investment
    • Infrastructure
    With the Future Homes Standard requiring all homes built from 2025 to be ‘zero carbon ready’ and the 10% Biodiversity Net Gain requirement now in place, is the industry sufficiently prepared? Hear how ...
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    • Policy
    • Investment
    • Supply Chain
    Learn which financial models currently exist on the market and how property owners and developers can be assisted on their retrofit journey.
  5. Built Environment Forum
    • Circularity
    • Supply Chain
    • Innovation
    • Infrastructure
    Hear from commercial developers, architects, advisories and financiers on the challenges and solutions which uniquely face the commercial property sector.
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    • Circularity
    • Innovation
    • Infrastructure
    How are city leaders working with industry to design desirable places to live, work and visit in rapidly a changing climate? How are cities and urban environments planning for resilience in the face o ...
  7. Built Environment Forum
    • Supply Chain
    Hear the perspective of the UK’s leading construction firms; what’s being done and what’s required to minimise carbon emissions in operations.
  8. Built Environment Forum
    • Circularity
    • Innovation
    What are the links between reuse, circularity, and embodied carbon? How can emissions be reduced by prioritising circular economy principles in construction? And what currently has to happen to make r ...
  9. Built Environment Forum
    • Policy
    • Investment
    • Supply Chain
    Local authorities and councils are going to be responsible for encouraging continued private sector investment and enthusiasm in green builds. Hear how the public sector is fostering a promising futur ...
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    • Innovation
     

 

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2024 Built Environment Forum Agenda Overview

In 2024, the Built Environment Forum at the Innovation Zero conference will present a diverse selection of sessions, each focused on key themes aimed at enhancing the future of sustainable urban development and environmental building practices.

These sessions are thoughtfully curated to address the pressing challenges and emerging trends in the built environment, providing valuable insights into the integration of sustainability within urban and architectural design.

  • Opening Remarks from the Chair: Introduction to the Built Environment Forum.

  • Policy Announcements: Updates on current policies impacting the built environment, with a focus on environment policy coherence.

  • The Roadmap to Energy Efficiency and Biodiversity: Discussing the industry's readiness for the Future Homes Standard and the 10% Biodiversity Net Gain requirement. Speakers: Yetunde Abdul, Andy Haigh, Patrick Harvie, Melanie Leech CBE, Audrey Nugent.

  • Retrofitting Residential: Delivering the Opportunities: Exploring financial models for retrofitting residential properties. Speakers: Brian Berry, Aaron Gillich, Emma Harvey-Smith, David Pierpoint.

  • Retrofitting Commercial: How Do We Reach Net Zero Standards?: Insights from commercial property experts on achieving net zero. Speakers: Doretta Bevilacqua Gilkes, James Ford, Anna Woodeson.

  • Decarbonisation and Adaptation in Urban Environments: Strategies for designing resilient urban spaces in a changing climate. Speaker: John Kavanagh.

  • The Decarbonisation Imperative: Reducing Operational Emissions: UK construction firms' approaches to minimising carbon emissions.

  • Lowering Carbon and Maximising Circularity: Linking reuse, circularity, and embodied carbon in construction. Speakers: Will Arnold, Elaine Toogood.

  • The Collaboration Ecosystem: How public sector fosters private sector investment in green builds. Speakers: Catherine McGuinness, George Munson, Peter Runacres.

  • Innovation Showcase: Presentation by Cindy Demichel on innovative solutions in the built environment.

These sessions are designed to deliver detailed insights into the most recent advancements, pressing challenges, and emerging opportunities within the built environment sector, focusing particularly on the environment value chain, energy efficiency, biodiversity, and sustainable construction. This forum is tailored to foster engaging debates and informative dialogues, laying the groundwork for a progressive and impactful 2024 forum.

 

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Innovation Zero | 30 April – 1 May 2024 | Olympia London

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