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




Shaun McCarthy, Director, Action Sustainability

10.00am The Core Issues Driving Sustainability in London

  • Breakthrough innovation

  • Developing a sustainable economy

  • Emerging industry trends

  • Future-thinking for the built environment


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


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 Accelerating the Uptake of Innovations to Deliver low Carbon Buildings in UK


Dr Zainab Dangana, Sustainable Technology Services Manager, Wates

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

  • Healthier solutions in fit-outs

  • Lighting, air quality and acoustics – The WELL Standard


Mel Allwood, Associate Director, Sustainability Consultant, Arup

Victoria Bland, Head of Sustainability, Berkeley St Edward

Dr Zainab Dangana, Sustainable Technology Services Manager, Wates

12.45pm 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

1.15pm Car Clubs - How We Can Support Projects Whilst Creating a Sustainable Community


Scott Neely, Manager, Enterprise Car Club

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
2.00pm 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 Close



Shaun McCarthy, Director, Action Sustainability

10.00am 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 London Low Emission Construction Partnership – building a cleaner future for London

  • Assessing the air quality impacts from construction and demolition activities
  • Measuring ‘real world’ emissions construction machinery
  • London’s low emission zone for non-road mobile machinery
  • What is the future for diesel in construction?


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

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
  • Delivering healthy, affordable, low carbon homes
  • What does a sustainable community look like?


Maria Fernandez Cachafeiro, Senior Sustainability Manager, Multiplex

Lizzie Jones, Sustainability Director, Savills

Stephen Edwards, Acting Sustainability Manager, Catalyst Housing Group 

Nick, Pigula Sustainability Manager, Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd 

Matthew Smith, Sustainability Manager, Elephant Park, Lendlease

12.30pm 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 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

1.50pm Measure to Manage: Sustainable Procurement & Measurement


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

2.50pm How to Tackle Emissions with CHP

  • Targets in London
  • Mayors sustainability construction guidelines
  • SCR
  • Planning implications


Vasu Gadi, Business Development Manager Centrica

3.20pm Wire Suspension Systems for the installation of Building Services

An introduction into the growing use of wire rope suspension systems and catenary solutions for MEP services, focusing on the key benefits of:

  • Embodied carbon reduction & BREEAM accreditation
  • Health & Safety improvements
  • Programme time and cost reduction


Joseph Cameron-Wallace, London Operations Manager, Gripple Ltd

3.50pm Close