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Programme

CIPFA Property Sustainability 2020

Sustainability conference 2020

Programme, 26 November

09.00 – 09.10 Registration (all delegates sign in to VIRTUAL ROOM 1)
09.10 – 09.20 Welcome Address - VIRTUAL ROOM 1
Andrew Hardy – CIPFA President
09.20 – 09.45 Sustainable Housing – Key Note - VIRTUAL ROOM 1
Andrew Drury – Managing Director, HATC Ltd and member of the Government Homes and Communities Agency Design and Sustainability Advisory Group

With over 25 years' experience in the affordable housing sector, and having worked across the spectrum of public and private sector organisations to deliver affordable housing, in his keynote address Andrew will explore the key challenges facing the public sector in meeting not only affordable housing targets, but the more complex and challenging issues facing us of doing so in a sustainable way. What are the practical and policy challenges and how might we overcome them? How do we build more homes while simultaneously reducing their impact on the environment? How do we best deal with existing housing stock to ensure its carbon emissions are dramatically reduced? These and other important questions on sustainability will be explored through the lens of affordable housing provision.

5 min Q&A
09.45 – 10.10 Green Finance – Keynote - VIRTUAL ROOM 1

Emma Harvey – Programme Director, Green Finance Institute
The Green Finance Institute is the UK's principal interface between the public and private sectors on green finance, bringing together global experts and practitioners to design, develop and launch portfolios of scalable financial solutions that accelerate sector-specific transitions to a low-carbon future. This keynote by Emma Harvey. Programme Director for the Institute's Coalition for the Energy Efficiency of Buildings will explore the challenges and opportunities offered by the green finance sector. This session will explore the rapidly evolving landscape of green and sustainable investment, showcase the latest financial innovations to help decarbonize the global economy, and demonstrate the opportunities to benefit the bottom line and the planet.

10.10 – 10.35 The Importance of Partnerships – Key Note - VIRTUAL ROOM 1
Richard Smith - Founder, The Centre for Partnerships

Diversity of thought is a key ingredient in solving complex and 'wicked' problem. Without the right partnership model however organisations will inevitably fail to create the right culture and climate in which ideas and innovation will flow freely to overcome challenges. In a post-Brexit world, this keynote will explore how collaboration between the public and private sectors can fulfil its potential to unlock change that will deliver sustainable outcomes that secure both an economic and environmentally sustainable future for the UK.

5 min Q&A
10.35 – 10.45 BREAK – Delegates log out VIRTUAL ROOM 1 and join workshop sessions
10.45 – 11.15 WORKSHOP A
Sustainable Housing
VIRTUAL ROOM 2
WORKSHOP B
Green Finance 
VIRTUAL ROOM 3
WORKSHOP C
Sustainable Housing
VIRTUAL ROOM 4
WORKSHOP D
Green Finance
VIRTUAL ROOM 5
  Net Zero Housing Projects

How PSP works with councils to deliver carbon neutral homes using modern methods of construction via a public/private sector partnership that ensures affordable housing provision and sustainable new homes for local communities.

Adam Cunnington, Managing Director, PSP
An ethical and sustainable approach to housing vulnerable individuals

Safe as Houses approach allows for a different solution to address housing issues, particularly for the most vulnerable in society. Outcomes are economically viable, sustainable and ultimately provide a fit for purpose, future proofed home that may not necessarily be readily available by traditional means. This workshop explores how this is done.

Stuart Nicoll, Head of Care Development, Safe as Houses Investment Plc
Delivering zero carbon retrofit solutions to existing housing stock

Winners of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Whole House Retrofit Competition, Energiesprong UK will explain how their partnerships with Nottingham City Council and the London Borough of Sutton deliver low carbon retrofit housing projects worth £16m. Their unique approach to large scale retrofit of housing stock is a major innovation that has seen huge success in Holland prior to its launch in the UK.

Ian Hutchcroft, Energiesprong UK
West Berkshire Council
Green Bond


Hoping to raise £1m through its Community Municipal Investment Bond, West Berkshire Council is the first UK local authority to offer a 'Green Bond' investment opportunity to its citizens. This session explores how tax payers' money can be ethically invested in carbon reduction technologies in municipal buildings to help reach carbon reduction targets.

Joseph Holmes, Executive Director Resources, West Berkshire Council
11.15 – 11.25

BREAK – Delegates switch workshop virtual rooms

11.25 – 11.55 WORKSHOP A
Sustainable Housing
VIRTUAL ROOM 2
WORKSHOP B
Green Finance
VIRTUAL ROOM 3
WORKSHOP C
Sustainable Housing
VIRTUAL ROOM 4
WORKSHOP D
Green Finance 
VIRTUAL ROOM 5
  Net Zero Housing Projects

How PSP works with Councils to deliver carbon neutral homes utilising Modern Methods of Construction via a public/private sector partnership that ensures affordable housing provision and sustainable new homes for local communities.

Adam Cunnington, Managing Director, PSP
An ethical and sustainable approach to housing vulnerable individuals

Safe as Houses approach allows for a different solution to address housing issues, particularly for the most vulnerable in society. Outcomes are economically viable, sustainable and ultimately provide a fit for purpose, future proofed home that may not necessarily be readily available by traditional means. This workshop explores how this is done.



Stuart Nicoll, Head of Care Development, Safe as Houses Investment Plc

Delivering zero carbon retrofit solutions to existing housing stock

Winners of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Whole House Retrofit Competition, Energiesprong UK will explain how their partnerships with Nottingham City Council and the London Borough of Sutton, deliver low carbon retrofit housing projects worth £16m. Their unique approach to large scale retrofit of housing stock is a major innovation that has seen huge success in Holland prior to its launch in the UK.

Ian Hutchcroft, Energiesprong UK
West Berkshire Council
Green Bond


Hoping to raise £1m through its Community Municipal Investment Bond, West Berkshire Council is the first UK local authority to offer a 'Green Bond' investment opportunity to its citizens. This session explores how tax payers money can be ethically invested in carbon reduction technologies in municipal buildings to help reach carbon reduction targets.

Joseph Holmes, Executive Director Resources, West Berkshire Council
11.55 – 12.40 LUNCH BREAK – Delegates sign out of workshop virtual rooms
12.40 – 13.05 Sustainable Technology – Key Note VIRTUAL ROOM 1

The rise of technology in the latter part of the 20th Century and the start of the new millennium has changed all our lives beyond comparison to how we lived them only a generation ago. The ‘internet of things’, BIG data and the advent of Artificial Intelligence and Bio Technology is set to continue and this presents many challenges, questions, opportunities and ethical dilemmas for us all. In this keynote address we will explore some of these areas and will set the scene for more detailed and practical deep dive workshops. In this engaging and thought provoking session we will explore the extent to which the need to live and act in more sustainable ways is helped or hindered through the use of improved technology and whether its applications are likely to be a ‘game changer’ in our efforts to reach a zero carbon future.

13.05 – 13.30 Sustainable Planning – Keynote VIRTUAL ROOM 1

Sustainable Planning is a hugely important topic now given our commitments to Climate Change, Health and Wellbeing, localism and ensuring we have sustainable communities in a post COVID world. This will mean encouraging growth to help reinvigorate the economy, whilst taking into account different working patterns and behaviours. How do we balance all of these priorities and make sure we are using the planning system to support all our corporate objectives? 
Dr Alison Knight is Executive Director of neighbourhoods at Sandwell Council and Vice Chair of the ADEPT Sustainable Growth Board. Her keynote speech will look at these challenges, especially in light of the recent White Paper on Planning.

Dr Alison Knight, Executive Director – Neighbourhoods, Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council and member of the ADEPT Sustainable Growth Board

13.30 – 13.40 BREAK – Delegates sign out of VIRTUAL ROOM 1
13.40 – 14.10 WORKSHOP E
Sustainable Technology
VIRTUAL ROOM 2
WORKSHOP F
Sustainable Planning
VIRTUAL ROOM 3
WORKSHOP G
Sustainable Technology
VIRTUAL ROOM 4
WORKSHOP H
Sustainable Planning
VIRTUAL ROOM 5
  Procuring sustainable technologies that drive transformation

Procuring sustainable technologies that drive transformation - CCS procurement frameworks have long been providing a trusted and value for money purchasing platform used extensively throughout the public sector. In this session we will explore how access to sustainable technology providers can help organisations deliver on their zero carbon commitments

Peter Kirwan, Deputy Director for Technology, Crown Commercial Services

Sustainable Planning How the use of assistive technologies in properties is changing the way we live our lives

Owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Statkraft has now become Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy producing hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies for district heating. In this session we will explore how the funding mechanisms and Statkraft’s actual renewable energy technology has been helping organisations, including those within the public sector, achieve net zero carbon targets.

Robbie McKinnon, Public Sector Programme Manager


Sustainable Planning
14.10 – 14.20 Conference Delegates switch workshops
14.20 – 14.50 WORKSHOP E
Sustainable Technology
VIRTUAL ROOM 2
WORKSHOP F
Sustainable Planning
VIRTUAL ROOM 3
WORKSHOP G
Sustainable Technology
VIRTUAL ROOM 4
WORKSHOP H
Sustainable Planning
VIRTUAL ROOM 5

  Procuring sustainable technologies that drive transformation

Procuring sustainable technologies that drive transformation - CCS procurement frameworks have long been providing a trusted and value for money purchasing platform used extensively throughout the public sector. In this session we will explore how access to sustainable technology providers can help organisations deliver on their zero carbon commitments

Peter Kirwan, Deputy Director for Technology, Crown Commercial Services

Sustainable Planning

How the use of assistive technologies in properties is changing the way we live our lives

Owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries, Statkraft has now become Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy producing hydropower, wind power, solar power, gas-fired power and supplies for district heating. In this session we will explore how the funding mechanisms and Statkraft’s actual renewable energy technology has been helping organisations, including those within the public sector, achieve net zero carbon targets.

Robbie McKinnon, Public Sector Programme Manager



Sustainable Planning




14.50 – 15.00 BREAK – Delegates sign out of workshops and join VIRTUAL ROOM 1 for closing address
15.00 –15.10 Closing Address and Conference Close VIRTUAL ROOM 1