Thursday 22nd October | 14:00-16:30 | Online (Zoom)

Covid-19: The Importance of Healthy Buildings

During the Covid-19 pandemic, occupants have spent more time than ever inside their homes. It’s therefore paramount that our indoor environments are fully supportive of our health and wellbeing. But what does this mean in practice?

Thursday 22nd October | 14:00-16:30 | Online (Zoom)

Covid-19: The Importance of Healthy Buildings

During the Covid-19 pandemic, occupants have spent more time than ever inside their homes. It’s therefore paramount that our indoor environments are fully supportive of our health and wellbeing. But what does this mean in practice?

Please join The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products, natureplus and The Green Register for a topical webinar on the importance of healthy buildings.

natureplus is an eco-label, designed to pull the market, with its HQ in Germany. It sets exacting criteria for construction products and indoor health, requiring measured results from the lab, alongside criteria on embodied carbon. Tilmann Kramolisch, General Manager at natureplus will be speaking, alongside six other leading experts.

Our keynote speaker is Professor Stephen Holgate, CBE, FMedSci, Clinical Professor at the University of Southampton and special advisor for the Royal College of Physicians. He is lead author of The Inside Story: Health Effects of indoor air quality on children and young people and has been advising SAGE.

Launched to a fanfare in January 2020 (BBC1/Channel 5), The Inside Story brings together, for the first time, all the indoor air quality research and evidence; with recommendations to various sectors, including designers. It details products and source control and the team is now re-grouping and planning its next steps.

This event is the UK entry for natureplus Europe Event Series – Healthy Buildings 2020, with a raft of events by natureplus representatives around Europe; including Germany, Austria, Holland, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium. Please see the ASBP/natureplus websites for updates on this exciting fortnight of events.

Event sponsor

Part of naturplus Europe -Healthy Buildings 2020 Event Series

Event sponsor

natureplus

Event supporter

Speakers

Lucy Pedler

Director, The Green Register

Simon Corbey

Director, The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products

Neil Freshwater

Public Affairs Manager, Velux

Dr Rachael Marsh

Specialty Registrar in Public Health, UWE Bristol International College

Professor Stephen Holgate

Clinical Professor, University of Southampton and special advisor for the Royal College of Physicians

Tilmann Kramolisch

General Manager, natureplus

John Palmer

Research and Policy Director, Passivhaus Trust

Sani Dimitroulopoulou

Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist – Indoor Environments, Public Health England

Tim Robinson

Director, Waverton Analytics.

John Jones

Managing Director, PPM Technology

Programme

13:45 Registration and pre-event networking/breakout rooms

14.00 Welcome from the event chairs: Simon Corbey, Director, ASBP and Lucy Pedler, Director, The Green Register and a welcome from key sponsor – Neil Freshwater, Public Affairs Manager, Velux

14. 10 Tilmann Kramolisch, General Manager, natureplus – Welcome from Germany and an introduction to the European eco-label natureplus

  • Twenty years of natureplus. Who we are, where we are and how we work
  • The criteria commission and how we set criteria
  • An overview of the testing and certification process
  • How to find information on the 600 products that have achieved certification

14.20 Dr Rachael Marsh, BMBS, MSc, MFPH Public Health Physician – Designing for Healthy Buildings: What factors do designers influence?

  • What is a healthy building? How to define and how to approach it.
  • How are we doing? Update on UK progress
  • What can I influence?
  • Looking forward, changes post COVID-19

14.35 John Palmer, Research and Policy Director, Passivhaus Trust

  • What is Passivhaus?
  • What does Passivhaus deliver and how does it compare to ‘normal’
  • Mythbusting…

14.50 John Jones, Managing Director, PPM Technology – Measuring and monitoring indoor air quality

  • Why is it important to measure indoor air quality?
  • Our monitoring tools and methodologies

15.00 Break

15.10 KEYNOTE: Professor Stephen Holgate, CBE, FMedSci, Clinical Professor at the University of Southampton and special advisor for the Royal College of Physicians

  • The Inside Story – Health Effects of indoor air quality on children and young people
  • What are your recommendations to government?
  • How can designers and specifiers play their part?
  • What are the next steps? Can we integrate indoor air quality into Part F of the Building Regulations?

15.30 Sani Dimitroulopoulou, Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist – Indoor Environments, Public Health England

15.45 Tim Robinson, Director, Waverton Analytics

  • Waverton Analytics provide and support IAQ Home and Commercial Survey tests in the UK and Europe. They have conducted some 8,000 tests to date.
  • How does our kit work and what is the cost? What does the monitoring tell us?
  • What is measured and why? – VOCs, formaldehyde and markers for mould

15.55 Debate/Q&A

16:25 Closing remarks

16.30 Virtual networking and drinks until 17.00

Booking

  • Members of ASBP, The Green Register or natureplus – £20.00
  • Members of partner organisations* – £40.00
  • General admittance – £60.00

*Partner organisations include: AECB, Building Performance Network, BWF, CIBSE, Fit for the Future, Good Homes Alliance, Passivhaus Trust, SEDA, STBA, TRADA, Woodknowledge Wales.

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