FOOTPRINT+ podcasts

We bring the smartest minds in the property carbon-reduction world to FOOTPRINT+, so we think it’s only right for us to disseminate all this experience and knowledge freely. Most of what you hear here won’t have been spoken about before; it’s all hot-off-the-press! If you were at FOOTPRINT+ 2024, you can hear all the talks you couldn’t get to while you were in another of our 6 theatres; and if you weren’t, now is your chance to learn why you need to be at FOOTPRINT+ 2025 (and it’s all CPD-approved).

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Episodes

Wednesday Feb 14, 2024

In association with Willmott Dixon Group
Local authorities have been struck hard by the increase in fuel prices especially in the running of leisure centres. These energy-hungry buildings typically run on fossil fuels and the spiralling costs have prompted many local authorities to review the long term plans for these facilities. This panel looks at the business case for different levels of intervention: retrofitting or low-carbon new build utilising worked examples from Spelthorne Borough Council, along with specialist consultants in this field.

Thursday Feb 08, 2024

What progress has been made in regards using Circular Economy principles to reduce material use as an intrinsic part of the design process? Including approaches to questioning your brief, themes such as Design for Manufacture, Design for Disassembly, longevity and adaptability. Principles will be explored through the design and delivery process using real life case studies, including findings from innovative R&D projects.
 

Thursday Feb 01, 2024

MCS Foundation will chair a session covering the implications of the government proposals including the 6 specifications under consideration and the implications these have for new build homes.
With detailed analysis from the Federation of Master Builders, Heat Pump Federation and solar industry, the panel will conclude with a Q&A to help people to respond to the request for consultation responses.

Timber in social housing

Thursday Jan 25, 2024

Thursday Jan 25, 2024

Timber construction is used for more than 25% of all housing in the UK, largely using MMC resulting in an increase in build quality, speed of erection and less wastage of materials, driving down both embodied energy and energy bills for tenants long term. 
Timber housing is procured by housing associations, housebuilders and local authorities. This session provides a roundup of new and exciting products and projects embracing all aspects of the efficiency and reduction in carbon these buildings achieve.

Thursday Jan 18, 2024

Drawing from the findings of their collaborative white paper ‘ Shopping for Health’ the panel will set out an exciting agenda for the vacant premises on Britain’s high streets delivering:
revitalisation of town centres saving embodied carbon of defunct shopping facilities and repurposing for very needed facilities
easy access for communities to softer healthcare offer such as counselling and other consultations
freeing up space in heavily-serviced acute healthcare facilities for acute services
Join NHS Dorset who can explain how they are putting these opportunities into practice saving carbon, and the designers and consultants who have helped shaped the initiative.

Wednesday Jan 10, 2024

The City of London Corporation published a ground-breaking draft Planning Advisory Note on whole lifecycle carbon optioneering during Footprint 2022, as part of their commitment to work towards net zero carbon for both embodied and operational carbon emissions. 
This Carbon Options Guidance was officially adopted and launched in April 2023, following a detailed consultation process with the industry. This session invites the audience to join an open debate with the City of London Corporation and the guide’s key authors, Hilson Moran, and share their experiences with delivery of the new pre-application requirements in the current market.
For more information and for a copy of the guide, see the sustainable planning requirements page on the City of London’s website.

Wednesday Jan 03, 2024

A workshop session on early forms of policy and regulation, including some unintended consequences of well-intentioned schemes. We ask the questions:
How can we overcome the barriers to meaningful regulation?
How can we avoid the creation of new carbon economies from circularity?
What is the future of waste management industry?
Will we see the development of new skills?

Wednesday Dec 27, 2023

NABERS UK is becoming the rating of choice for property owners to measure and improve the energy performance of buildings. A number of industry bodies in the UK have acknowledged the critical role NABERS UK will play in delivering Net Zero and have since incorporated it within their own standards and guidance. 
What sets NABERS UK apart? 
How are property owners, lenders and investors using NABERS UK to drive and finance change?
Do we need a cultural shift to roll out NABERS UK at scale and what will assist the transition?

Wednesday Dec 20, 2023

The Mass Timber Insurance Playbook has been written with input from all disciplines involved in the development of timber buildings.
Aligned with RIBA stages the playbook sets out what should be considered by designers, developers, fabricators and insurance intermediaries to communicate clearly with the insurance industry at every stage in the design and procurement process.

The UK NZC Building Standard

Thursday Dec 14, 2023

Thursday Dec 14, 2023

What is a Net Zero Carbon building? How can it be defined given the different factors that impact on building types and new builds vs. retrofits? There is a clear demand for an agreed methodology but in aiming to respond to 14 separate building types, can there be just one?
The UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard aims to enable the industry to robustly prove their built assets meet an agreed net zero carbon standard. Hear from the team on progress.

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