On top of the live sessions, delegates will also have access to a series of pre-recorded sessions. Explore what's on offer in the library below.

How tax incentives currently operate in respect of climate change

  • VAT on certain energy saving measures.
  • Taxes aimed to change behaviour e.g. land fill tax, plastic bag tax.
  • How might government change taxes?

Speakers

Audrey Fearing, Partner, Indirect Tax, RSM UK
Andrew Robinson, Tax Advisor, RSM UK

Chair: Kevin Garvey, External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation

Wikihouse and South Yorkshire Housing

  • What is Wikihouse?
  • Why did we choose to use this method?
  • How the Wikihouse product has evolved and the benefits.
  • What next for Wikihouse?

Speakers

Alistair Parvin, Chief Executive, Open Systems Lab
Miranda Plowden, Business Development Director, South Yorkshire Housing Association
Clayton Prest, R&D Lead, Open Systems Lab

Chair: Jordane Shaw, External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation

The journey has started – delivering low to zero carbon housing at One Manchester

  • Gaining organisational buy-in – delivering sustainable homes at One Manchester.
  • From passive house retrofit to decarbonising One Manchester’s first estate.
  • Low carbon and net zero carbon newbuild housing at One Manchester – the carbon hierarchy in practice.

Speakers

Anna Bishop, Executive Director of Customers and Communities, One Manchester
Steve Brown, John Southworth Builders
Rob Collier, Head of Assets, One Manchester
Kim Ebling, Director at Corstorphine & Wright Architects
Judy Noah, Interim Development Director, One Manchester
Liz Prestbury, Project Coordinator (Energy & Sustainability), One Manchester
John Wybor, Director, EcoRes

Enabling housing innovation for inclusive growth: unlocking Bristol’s low carbon housing future

  • The need for collaboration and working in partnership in order to build quality, sustainable housing at scale on replicable models.
  • Tackling the issues of procurement and strategic policy-making to de-risk the use of MMC in low carbon, new-build, housing.
  • Considering the implications in the ways homes and communities are built and the knock-on effects of these decisions.
  • How the project will revolutionise the way housing is produced in terms of energy efficiency, renewable technologies and carbon and environmental impact.

Speakers

Joseph Daniels, Chief Executive, Project Etopia Group
Cllr Helen Godwin, Cabinet Member for Women, Families and Homes (Lead Member for Children’s Services), Bristol City Council
Phil Stott, Head of Construction and Sustainability, YTKO
Rosie Toogood, Chief Executive, Legal & General Modular
Jessie Wilde, Deputy Project Director, Bristol Housing Festival

Chair: Kevin Garvey, External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation

Solutions for sustainable delivery to drive a green recovery

  • What are the different approaches to targeting a net zero strategy; Passivhaus, Energiesprong and MMC.
  • The importance of getting the right infrastructure.
  • The benefits of these approaches.

Speakers

Rob Annable, Architect, Axis Design
Rosemary Coyne, SHAP Coordinator, Sustainable Housing Action Partnership
David Pierpont, CEO, Retrofit Academy
Sarah Price, Head of Building Physics and Consultancy

Chair: Trina Chakravarti, Project Director – Building Better, National Housing Federation

How Thirteen Group is engaging colleagues and customers to Take Control

  • Developing Thirteen’s Take Control Campaign and the journey so far.
  • Getting colleagues and customers on board – it’s everyone’s responsibility.
  • How we used our baseline footprint and understanding of our business to develop the 10 priorities to reduce our impacts.
  • Leading the way with a unique environmental centre – a landmark scheme for the sector.
  • Taking control over our waste management and processing.

Speakers

Sam Granger, Head of Environmental Sustainability, Thirteen Group
Scott Lowther, Director of Facilities Management, Thirteen Group

Chair: Kevin Garvey, External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation

The Greener Futures Partnership: collaborating to achieve sustainable social housing

This session will introduce the Greener Futures Partnership, a unique collaboration of five of England’s largest not-for-profit social housing providers: Abri, Anchor Hanover Group, Home Group, the Hyde Group and Sanctuary Group, which share the core objective of creating sustainable tenancies, homes and communities.

  • A common approach to sustainable retrofit of homes and building new ones is a high impact way of helping the UK transition to a low-carbon economy.
  • Decarbonising the UK’s social housing stock (which represents about five million, or 17%, of UK homes) to meet 2030 and 2050 targets will require a once-in-a-generation level of investment, with the potential to transform the lives of millions of people.
  • ‘Bricks and mortar’ improvements have far-reaching benefits for resident wellbeing: reducing fuel poverty and lowering utility bills can make tenancies sustainable, reducing the burden on health and social services, and increasing employment and educational attainment.
  • Social housing providers are in the unique position to positively encourage residents to embrace sustainable living, influence change and drive the adoption of new technology.

Speakers

Neal Ackcral, Chief Property Officer, the Hyde Group
Donna Williams, Director – Sustainability and Climate Change, Sanctuary Group

Chair: Kevin Garvey, External Affairs Manager, National Housing Federation