Designing for net zero, safety and wellbeing

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WELCOME: Setting the Scene
Speaker
Andrew Gaved
Editor in Chief
H&V News
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Achieving healthy indoor environments on the road to net zero

As part of the first major change in energy regulation since 2013, the 2021 uplift to the Building Regulations in England comes into effect in June this year. The wide-ranging changes will impact energy efficiency, ventilation and overheating-prevention in new buildings.

Have your say as we speak directly to the policy makers to unpick what the new regulations for domestic and commercial buildings means – how it will impact day-to-day work, and the consequential improvements required to safety and sustainability across the sector.

Moderated by: Neil Merrett, Deputy Editor, H&V News

Speaker
Peter Rankin
Head of Energy and Environmental Standards
Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities
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PANEL: The operational value of data and monitoring buildings

How can the HVAC sector become involved earlier on in the lifecycle of a building? Using Building Information Modelling and other processes, centralised data has the potential to be the crucial link between design of construction and design of HVAC controls. We bring together some key voices to debate how the sector can collaborate to use data to optimise building efficiency. 

Moderated by: Andrew Gaved, Editor in Chief, H&V News

Speakers
Anni Folan-White
Partner | Building Services Engineer
Ingleton Wood LLP
Fiona Hughes
Principal Consultant
Element Energy
Graeme Rees
President
Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA)
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Coffee | Screen break | Email check
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IN CONVERSATION: Fire safety considerations in the wake of Grenfell and other failures

Fire safety failures like the Grenfell disaster have highlighted the need for a better understanding of fire-safety design and construction, the worth of ‘value engineering’ in construction, and changing attitudes to health and safety.

We examine the lessons from Phase 1 of the Grenfell Inquiry, the amendments to fire and building safety regulations, and how collaboration between construction parties will help us safeguard future builds and improve efficiencies.

Moderated by: Andrew Gaved, Editor in Chief, H&V News

Speakers
Rebecca Crosland
Head of Health & Safety
BESA
Adam Eaton
Technical Director
Hydrock
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CASE STUDY: Health, safety and high performance: Assess-Remediate-Maintain

What does it mean for a building to drive productivity by protecting the safety and wellbeing of its occupants? Ensuring that air quality is optimised without compromising energy efficiency is key. Join us as award-winning Adam Taylor walks us through the detail behind ARM Environment’s project win at last year’s HVN Awards, outlining how a holistic approach to H&S can create quantifiable business benefits.

Moderated by: Neil Merrett, Deputy Editor, H&V News

Speaker
Adam Taylor
Founder
ARM Environments
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Coffee | Screen break | Email check
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PANEL: Assessing advances in Indoor Air Quality: what are the new benchmarks of success to improve building safety?

In November, H&V News and industry leaders collaborated online to identify how the work to improve indoor air quality is being undermined by a lack of overall industry knowledge - crucially, on how best to implement ventilation and purification systems. Four months on, we review progress that's been made in IAQ and debate the new benchmarks of success to improve building safety.

Moderated by: Neil Merrett, Deputy Editor, H&V News

Speakers
Órlaith Gillen
Air to Air Account Manager
Panasonic Ireland
Laura Mansel-Thomas
Senior Partner
Ingleton Wood LLP
Adam Taylor
Founder
ARM Environments
Colin Timmins
Director of Building Technologies
BEAMA
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Coffee | Screen break | Email check
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PANEL: Achieving Net Zero in existing buildings

Ensuring occupant safety and comfort is one thing, but how can we overcome the challenges in saving energy in existing buildings to achieve it, and what are the skills required for delivery?

Moderated by: Neil Merret, Deputy Editor, H&V News

Speakers
Owen Connick
Sustainability Team Lead
Hoare Lea
Ben Cross
Development Director
General Projects
Tassos Kougionis
Director
McBains
Jade Lewis
Chief Executive
Sustainable Energy Association
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CLOSING REMARKS
Speaker
Andrew Gaved
Editor in Chief
H&V News