ASBP Healthy Buildings Conference & Expo

Date:    Time: 09:00 - 17:30   Location:


This Conference and Expo will explore the extent to which careful product selection can have a positive influence on occupant and planetary health.

I thought the whole conference was excellent – one of the best I’ve been to in years actually. Interesting, stimulating talks and really good networking. I definitely agree that it should become an annual fixture – it really is the next big topic.”

Ben Humphries, Architype

Who is it for?

The Conference is particularly aimed at architects, designers and product specifiers, but is highly relevant to building clients, policy makers and product suppliers. The event should also appeal to anyone with an interest in the relationship between buildings and human health.

What are the issues and opportunities?

Expert speakers will address urgent occupant health issues such as overheating, moisture and mould, and indoor air quality and explore how building products can exacerbate the problem or provide a solution. For example, new research will be presented that exposes the risks associated with harmful air in our homes and public buildings caused by dangerously high levels of volatile organic compounds.

Why the ASBP?

Building products can have a considerable impact on the health of building occupants as well as on the natural environment and on the people and communities impacted by the manufacturing process. Consequently, sustainable products must be healthy products. This Conference will help delegates to both conceive of and design healthier buildings and to maximise the opportunities of more informed product selection.

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Please click on the speaker’s name to link through to their biography and to download their presentation.

09:00 Registration and exhibition (exhibition to run throughout the day.)
Healthy Products, Healthy People, Healthy Planet
Welcome from the Chair – Gary Newman, ASBP
Healthy Products: What is a healthy product?Simon Corbey, ASBP
Healthy Planet: A resource efficient futureDr Jannik Giesekam, University of Leeds
A toxic free futureJerker Ligthart, Chemsec (via live stream)
Healthy PeopleAmena Warner, Allergy UK
11:20 Exhibition, refreshments and networking
Healthy and productive: What factors affect occupant health in buildings?
Chaired by Dr Marcella Ucci, UCL & UKIEG
Problem solving with healthy products
Chaired by Hattie Hartman, Architects’ Journal
RetailZoe Young, Plan A, M&S
OfficesChris Pottage, Skanska
SchoolsBen Humphries, Architype
HomesDavid Evans MBE, The House Doctors
Beautiful and low impactClare Whitney, Clayworks
Healthy homes – The e4 HouseStephanie Palmer, Wienerberger
Preventing overheatingMartin Twamley, Steico
13:00 Lunch and exhibition
Lessons for healthy internal environments: Knowns and known unknowns
Chaired by Lynne Sullivan OBE, LSA Studio
Problem solving with healthy products
Chaired by Tom Woolley, Rachel Bevan Architects
How does Part ADF of the Building Regulations deal with IAQLynne Sullivan, LSA Studio
Can we rely on good ventilation? IAQ/ ventilation monitoring updateIan Mawditt, Four Walls
King’s Hawford case studyMark Allen, Saint-Gobain
Monitoring in schools and homesTim Robinson, Waverton Analytics
Moisture control in buildingsAndrew Mitchell, Natural Building Technologies
Formaldehyde absorptionMark Lynn, Thermafleece
Airtightness and IAQNiall Crosson, Ecological Building Systems
15:15 Exhibition, refreshments and networking
Healthy products: Identify and specify
Chaired by Gary Newman, ASBP
Problem solving with healthy products
Chaired by Dr Jannik Giesekam, University of Leeds
The health impacts of construction productsTom Woolley, Rachel Bevan Architects
Specifying and procuring healthy productsDr. Caroline Thurner, IBO & Baubook
Achieving the WELL Building StandardAlan Fogarty, Cundalls
The Circular Economy; Health and wellbeingDavid Cheshire, AECOM
Healthy flooringMark Bauer, Forbo Flooring Systems
The benefits of limeNigel Gervis, Ty-Mawr Lime
The benefits of hempAlex Sparrow, Hemp Lime Construct
Building with straw balesBarbara Jones, Straw Works
Discussion panel: What do we need to do to increase the uptake of healthy products?
17:30 Close followed by drinks and networking

Please note: Programme may be subject to slight changes.


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