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30 Aug, 2022 Events

Too little. Too late event series

Thank you to everyone who joined our Member, Elliott Wood, for this event series, as their team delved deeper into some of the most crucial topics raised during this year’s FOOTPRINT+ Conference.

Each week, speakers tackled a key topic relating to the carbon footprint of the built environment, and revealed solutions to help lower carbon emissions and reduce waste. By sharing their learnings and best practice, Elliott Wood hopes to encourage the industry to do better things for people and the planet.

As a sponsor of the inaugural FOOTPRINT+ Conference, the team are keen that the conversations and ideas that were heard during the event are not forgotten, but act as a catalyst for the industry to continue to come together to inspire change.

The sessions are available to watch at the links below!

Session 1 – Land purchase strategy and transport emissions
Wednesday 7 September – 8:30am – 9:15am
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Hear from the Transport and Civils teams, as they discuss land purchase strategy. Mel de Wet and Paul Davis will explore what developers should consider when purchasing land or acquiring buildings in relation to transport-related emissions and climate resilience. They will explain how site location impacts the carbon footprint of a project, how to build an understanding or transport emissions based on a building’s users and what you can do to improve the climate resilience of your assets.

Session 2 – Data and digital engineering
Wednesday 14 September – 8:30am – 9:15am
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Data and digital tools are integral to efforts to measure the impact of construction and create a low carbon, circular economy. Penny Gowler and Steve Faulkner will discuss how to take an integrated project approach to data. Early engagement is key to understanding the key drivers, as is appointing the right team, with the capabilities to deliver the client’s ambitions. They will explore scope survey requirements so existing materials can be measured and considered for reuse, smart buildings and alignment with accreditation schemes.

Session 3 – Understanding existing assets
Wednesday 21 September – 8:30am – 9:15am
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As an industry, it’s vital that we work towards a circular economy in construction to lower emissions and waste. In this event, Ben Holmes will explore how to undertake building audits so that we can measure the value of materials that exist within buildings and understand the impact of demolition vs refurbishment. They will also cover buildings as material banks and material passports.

Session 4 – Target setting
Wednesday 28 September – 8:15am – 9:00am
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How can we go about effectively measuring our impact and setting realistic targets on projects and as organisations? In this session, Tom Hesslenberg and Ian Poole will show how we can assist clients with setting science based targets based targets that incorporate policy, regulations, standards and planning requirements. They will share the context and introduce our overarching strategic consultancy that ties all these elements together into an actionable framework.

Session 5 – Measuring impact
Wednesday 12 October – 8:30am – 9:15am
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Undertaking lifecycle carbon assessments and embodied carbon calculations allows you to track your progress towards meeting science based targets. This session will explain the process for creating a benchmark, setting targets and measuring progress and consider how we can all play our part in driving change. The session is led by Ian Poole and Ben Holmes.