The Role of Buildings in Sustainable Development

Tue Feb 15 2022 at 08:00 am to 10:00 am

Future Leap & Online (Hybrid Event) | Bristol

Future Leap
Publisher/HostFuture Leap
The Role of Buildings in Sustainable Development
Join us for this hybrid morning event to discuss the role of buildings in sustainable development. Free to Future Leap members & open to all
About this Event

With the built environment contributing to around 40% of the UK's total carbon footprint, it is paramount that we use technology and innovation to better our buildings and futureproof our cities.
How can we make our built infrastructure more efficient? What can we learn about the move towards "smart" buildings? How do we integrate people into new technology?
What can we learn about new builds and sustainable development in relation to Modern Methods of Construction, biodiversity, affordability and skills shortages?
Find out more at this hybrid business breakfast with University of Bristol and Bristol Housing Festival.

More information to be announced.

Future Leap offers a spacious, covid-compliant event space with MHVR air conditioning units which take out old air and bring new air in. We also have reduced our capacity so you can be mindful of each other's space. We ask all physical attendees to take a lateral flow test before arriving.

If you purchase a ticket to this event and it moves online-only due to covid-19, you will be welcome to a full refund, a partial refund and online attendance, or a ticket swap at your discretion.

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Chris Jones, Sustainability Manager (Energy), University of Bristol

Chris will talk about the principles of BEMS (Building and Energy Management System), the move towards 'smart' buildings and how this is part of the solution to reducing carbon. There will be a live demonstration of the University of Bristol’s BEMS system.

Jessie Wilde, Deputy Project Director at the Bristol Housing Festival will speak about how new builds are part of the crucial ecosystem of sustainable development. This includes discussion around new and innovative housing technology, such as modern methods of construction, and wider issues such as affordability and biodiversity and the construction skills shortage.


08:00 – 08:20 - Registration, Breakfast and Networking [Plus Virtual Attendees Networking Session]

08:20 - 08:30 - Introduction by Future Leap

08:30 - 08:50 – Chris Jones, Sustainability Manager (Energy), University of Bristol.

08:50 - 09:05 – Jessie Wilde, Deputy Project Director, Bristol Housing Festival – New Builds and Sustainable Development: MMC, Biodiversity, Affordability and Skills Shortages.

09:05 - 09:30 - Q&A

09:30 - 09:35 - 60 Second Pitches

09:35 - 09:40 - Close

09:40 – 10:10 – Optional Networking & Tea/Coffee [Plus Virtual Attendees Networking Session till 09:50]

Meet The Speakers!

Chris Jones, Sustainability Manager (Energy), University of Bristol

Initially a controls engineer, Chris Jones has been involved in energy management for over 30 years initially with British Telecom and now with the University of Bristol, a role that also involves managing the Building Energy Management System (BEMS), the automatic control of buildings.

Jessie Wilde, Deputy Project Director, Bristol Housing Festival

Jessie is jointly responsible for the development and delivery of the festival. Her previous roles included working for a leading anti-slavery organisation, developing key stakeholder relationships and supporting organisational growth. Jessie is passionate about social justice and equality. Her work is motivated by her conviction of the value and dignity of every person. She is currently undertaking a MSt in Social Innovation at the Cambridge Judge Business School.


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Opportunities, Suggestions and Conditions

As part of your (physical) ticket we would like to offer you 50% off coworking for the rest of the day after the event at our sustainability hub Future Leap, if you are not already a user of the space. This is just £10+VAT! Our carbon neutral coworking space is next door to the events space so you will be able to move seamlessly from event to work within minutes. You can book on arrival or let us know in advance via email.

Physical Attendees: It is important we look after each other and keep safe. We recommend all attendees take a lateral flow test prior to arrival. Please do not attend if you have any covid symptoms or are having to self isolate. Physical attendees must adhere to all safety guidelines sent in advance of the event.

Most of our events are available on demand here, however this does not include opportunities to network, take part in the discussions or do a 60 second pitch!

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Event Venue & Nearby Stays

Future Leap & Online (Hybrid Event), 1-3 Gloucester Road, Bristol, United Kingdom


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