"Discover the latest projects, innovation and policy in sustainable building and construction across the capital"



“Sustainability” is arguably one of the world's most talked about but least understood words. It has become more pivotal over the years in everyday life and of course, the construction industry. This means training opportunities and keeping up to date with the industry are pertinent. In the world of construction, new builds have the opportunity to make a major contribution to a more sustainable future for our planet. The need to improve sustainable performance of the buildings we operate in due to urban populations increasing is paramount.

In addition to building regulation and government targets for low carbon construction, granting planning permission for sustainable development remains key. The London Build Sustainability Summit offers over 10,000+ visitors the opportunity to come and learn of updated regulations and latest industry news from event professionals from global brands.



The show brings together industry leaders to improve the built environment through training and knowledge generation. The zone will act as a knowledge hub, devoted to sustainability, innovation and best practice in the built environment.

150+ free to attend CPD conference and training workshops cover: The Core Issues Driving Sustainability in London, Creating Wealth Through Healthier Workplaces, Future Proofing Cities, Building a More Sustainable Future for Construction, Sustainable Design and Construction - Commercial and Residential, Breathing Life into Cities, Achieving Sustainable Construction Through BIM, Sustainable Procurement & Measurement. View the full agenda here.

If you'd like to mingle with the Sustainability experts in the UK – they will be present at day two of London Build - 26th October from 3pm – 5pm. Thousands of contacts will congregate for jam-packed debate, networking, product demonstrations and launches which will take place alongside the cocktail afternoon.





Discover the latest opportunities and developments in sustainable construction at our free to attend conference. We have a conference stream dedicated entirely to sustainability and 20 free training workshops available to all visitors, covering: Modelling for Sustainability, Energy Performance in New Homes, Circular Economy and much more. Come and acquire free-CPD points by attending our wide range of sessions.


The Sustainability Zone will connect decision makers and influencers at The Sustainability Experts Cocktail Reception on 26th October. Be the first to hear the latest industry updates from event professionals from global brands. Thousands of contacts will congregate for jam-packed debate, networking, product demonstrations and launches which will take place alongside the cocktail afternoon. Stick around from 3.00-5.00pm on 26th to hear the most innovative ideas, thinking and best practice around sustainability in construction.



The construction industry's very own Oktoberfest Beer Festival open doors on 25th October from 3.00-6.00pm. Come along and enjoy a traditional German stein, pretzels, schnitzel and live Bavarian Oompah music. Several of the zone sponsors and exhibitors are running prizes and competitions at their stands and in the networking areas, with huge prizes to be won including the latest offsite construction tools, a trip for 2 to Europe, Michelin Star dinners and much more.

Day One - 25th October



Shaun McCarthy, Director, Action Sustainability

10am The Core Issues Driving Sustainability in London

  • Breakthrough innovation

  • Developing a sustainable economy

  • Emerging industry trends

  • Future-thinking for the built environment

Speaker: Ant Wilson MBE FREng BSc(Hons) CEng FCIBSE FEI FSFE MSLL, Director - Sustainability & Advanced Design - Building Engineering, AECOM

10.30am Panel Discussion: Redefining Sustainability

  • Reducing emissions – The next steps to take

  • Developing low carbon infrastructure

  • Meeting the demand of clean heat


Daniel Marsh, Senior Air Quality Analyst, London Low Emission Construction Partnership

Ant Wilson MBE FREng BSc(Hons) CEng FCIBSE FEI FSFE MSLL, Director - Sustainability & Advanced Design - Building Engineering, AECOM

James Cadman DPhil. MIEMA CEnv, Lead Consultant, Action Sustainability

Eva Gkenakou, Sustainability Director, Multiplex

11.00am Building a More Sustainable Future for Construction

  • Public and private sector collaboration

  • UK's public sector sustainability priorities

  • Zero carbon standards


Greg Chant-Hall, Director of Green and Corporate Community Investment, Skanska

11.30am - Networking Break

12.00pm Panel Discussion: Buildings Fit for the Future City of London

  • Reacting to space limitations due to the growing population

  • Buildings fit for purpose and use – How can we create more efficient and sustainable buildings?

  • Creating communities through community spaces


Mel Allwood, Associate Director, Sustainability Consultant, Arup

Victoria Bland, Head of Sustainability, Berkeley Group

Maggie Hoang, Construction Site Manager, Brookfield Multiplex

Dr Zainab Dangana, Sustainability R&D Manager, Wates

12.30pm Breathing Life into Cities

  • Greening the built environment

  • Living walls

  • Benefits of living walls including air quality & biodiversity

  • Living Wall design installation and maintenance


Niall McEvoy,  Business Development Manager, Scotscape

1.00pm Panel Discussion: Designing Healthy Buildings

  • Understanding occupant satisfaction – Occupants perspective

  • The importance of a good consultation

  • Healthier solutions in fit-outs

  • Lighting, air quality and acoustics – The WELL Standard


Mariana Trusson, Associate Director, Cundall

1.30pm Sustainable London: Low Carbon Tools

  • Does Temporary Fencing matter?
  • What is the true Cost to Security?
  • What is the true Cost to Safety?
  • What is the true Cost to Sustainability?
  • So does it matter?


Stewart Plant, Head of Marketing, CLD Fencing

1.50pm Sustainable Construction; Driving Demand Through Certified Timber

  • Timber the ultimate sustainable building material
  • Carbon sequestration/closed loop/the circular economy
  • Certified timber – providing assurances of responsible sourcing
  • Getting the good stuff: specifying and supplying legal and sustainable timber


Alun Watkins, Executive Director, PEFC UK Limited


2.10pm ACE Fabreeka - Introduction to Thermal Breaks

This CPD certified (2 credits) entry-level module is to develop a trainee’s basic awareness of thermal break and structural thermal break solutions for improved conservation of fuel and power in buildings. 

  • Indicative module content includes: Building regulations and voluntary certification schemes
  • Principles of heat transfer
  • Material properties of typical bridging connections


Barry Piorkowski, Fabreeka Product Manager, UK and Ireland, ACE Fabreeka 

3.00pm Carbon: an opportunity to reduce cost and reduce risk


James Cadman, Lead Consultant, Action Sustainability

4.00pm Sustainable London: Manufacturing - Best Practice

5.00pm - Close

Day Two - 26th October


10am The Sustainable Future of London

  • Strategic sustainability

  • Managing relationships with the natural environment

  • Development and implementation of environmental policy and strategy

  • London's Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs)


Mat Roberts, Group Director of Sustainability Strategy, Interserve

10.30am Creating Wealth Through Healthier Workplaces

  • New frameworks - Examples of best practice

  • Well being evaluation and integration

  • The major challenges

  • Case studies


Mariana Trusson, Associate Director, Cundall

11.00am Future Proofing Cities

  • Rapid urbanisation of the world’s population and climate change are two of the greatest challenges of the 21st century

  • Finding solutions to these challenges encourages us to think in a systems way about all interconnected sectors

  • Future proofing measures have to be developed for water infrastructure, transport, food, health and wealth-creation and energy

  • Cities of the future need to become environmentally resilient, socially cohesive and as efficient as possible

Speaker: Sarah Jane Stewart, Head of Sustainability, Atkins Global 

11.30am Panel Discussion: Sustainable Design and Construction - Commercial and Residential

  • What is next for sustainable housing, retails and workplaces?

  • Developments and opportunities in technological change

  • Challenges of retrofitting

  • Urban regeneration


Matthew Smith, Sustainability Manager, Elephant Park, Lendlease

Maria Fernandez Cachafeiro, Senior Sustainability Manager, Multiplex

Lizzie Jones, Sustainability Director, Savills

12.15pm Making Sustainability Real

  • Evolving for a brighter future
  • Promoting Inclusive Growth
  • Pioneering Innovation
  • Optimising Performance


Martin Gettings, Head of Sustainability, Canary Wharf Group

1.00pm Residential Retrofit - Achieving EnerPHit at Scale

  • What is Passivhaus/EnerPHit

  • Clarification of the different requirements for Passivhaus/EnerPHit and Part L

  • Options for addressing low energy retrofit issues

  • Cost implications of Part L versus EnerPHit refurbishments

  • The wider benefits of retrofitting large scale residential buildings


Loreana Padron, Associate/Head of Sustainability, ECD Architects

1.30pm Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification

Speaker: Alan Watkins, Executive Director, PEFC UK Limited


2.00pm Measure to Manage: Sustainable Procurement & Measurement


Shaun McCarthy OBE, Director & Alexandra Giles, Consultant, Action Sustainability

3.00pm Achieving Sustainable Construction Through BIM

4.00pm - Close