Programme

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WELCOME: Setting the Scene

Andrew Gaved, Editor, H&V News

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One step closer to decarbonisation

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.

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PANEL: The operational value of data-led decision making

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. 

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Coffee | Screen break | Email check
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CASE STUDY and Q&A
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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.

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CASE STUDY and Q&A
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Coffee | Screen break | Email check
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PANEL: The economic and people value of wellness

What does it mean for a building to ensure the overall wellness of occupants outside of direct health and safety, and how can we begin to quantify the benefits to organisations and their workforces?

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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.

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CASE STUDY and Q&A
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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?

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CLOSING REMARKS

Andrew Gaved, Editor, H&V News