Thursday 24th February 2022 | 2-5pm | Online

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Healthy Buildings Conference 2022

The ASBP Healthy Buildings Conference returns for a 6th year, taking place online on 24th February 2022. We’re delighted to be joined by a number of speakers at the forefront of their professions, with talks on indoor air quality and healthy product research, important new health & wellbeing standards, and cutting-edge case studies.

Nic Carslaw

University of York

Avtar Matharu

University of York

Andy Tugby

Human Nature

Dave Kieft

EFT Consult

Jean Hewitt

BuroHappold

Amanda Long

Considerate Constructors Scheme

Mark McKenna

Down to Earth

Registration

Early bird tickets available until 21/01/22 – 25% off all tickets!

ASBP member – £18.75 £25.00

Member of partner organisation* – £28.12 £37.50

General admittance – £37.50 £50.00

*Partner organisations include: ACAN, Agrodome, AECB, Building Performance Network, BWF, CIAT, CIBSE, Clean Air Networks, Fit for the Future, Good Homes Alliance, IBO, natureplus, Passivhaus Trust, RIBA, SEDA, STBA, TCPA, The Green Register, TRADA, Woodknowledge Wales

Programme

Session 1: 14:00-15:25

Professor in Indoor Air Chemistry, University of York

  • What are the sources of indoor air pollution indoors?
  • What role do building materials play?
  • What can we do about it?

Director of Green Chemistry, University of York

  • There are no shortages of residual renewable resources on our planet such as agricultural arisings and waste paper.  Nature provides us with our Periodic Table of structure, form and function that could be used to create biobased, rather than petroleum-derived, fixtures and fittings.
  • Waste agricultural straw can be converted into bioboards held together with bio silicate binders that are formaldehyde, isocyanate, phenol and urea-free as alternatives for chipboard and MDF.
  • Waste starch can be converted into switchable adhesives enabling recycling of carpet tiles and waste paper can be converted into adhesives for metal-metal bonding.

Site Manager, Human Nature

CASE STUDY: The Phoenix Project, Lewes: Local and sustainable materials on a meaningful scale, joined up thinking on Build and Design and the ‘Impact Framework for Remarkable Places’

Based on the principle of the five-minute neighbourhood, the Phoenix Project in Lewes, East Sussex will be stitched together by green and gentle streets that are safe for walking, cycling and for children to play. As well as different types of homes, there will be an abundance of shared spaces and places, communal gardens and food-growing, co-working, creative and community spaces, a Health Hub, a community canteen, an arts venue and exercise facilities for all ages. (Image credit – Philip Volkers)

Q&A

15:25 – 5 minute short break followed by 20 mins networking in breakout rooms

Session 2: 15:50-17:00

Managing Director, EFT Energy Consultants

  • The Reason Why – an overview of the key drivers in development of a new standard.
  • The Journey – the development of the standard to date and its transition from PAS 3003 to BS40102.
  • The Outcome – an exciting and deliverable future for all.

Senior Inclusive Design Consultant, Buro Happold

PAS 6463: Design for the mind – Neurodiversity and the built environment

Chief Executive, Considerate Constructors Scheme

  • Introduction to the new Code for Construction Product Information
  • Importance of independent verification and the opportunity for assessment
  • Value and benefits to companies to engage with the Code

Founding Director, Down to Earth

  • Using sustainable construction as a tool for health care and education delivery
  • Tackling depression and anxiety through community-led building with natural materials
  • Incorporating clinical research and embedding evidence-based ways of working
  • Case studies – 6x social rent properties built entirely with natural materials and health care/education-centred approach; 7 acre outdoor health care facility at Wales’ 2nd largest hospital, University Hospital Llandough – designed and built with patients, staff and the community

Q&A

17:00 – Close

Sponsorship

Why sponsor Healthy Buildings 2022?

  • Support us in our aim of accelerating the UK’s transition to a high performance, healthy and low carbon built environment.
  • Raise awareness of your organisation and position yourself at the forefront of the sustainability agenda.
  • Be part of a comprehensive marketing campaign before, during and after the conference. ASBP will be publicising the event and the wider topic via regular mailings, blog posts and press releases to our contacts.

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Past Conferences

Healthy Buildings 2021

Healthy Buildings 2021 took place on 24th February 2021 online.

Our expert speakers discussed how to create spaces that are healthy and productive for users, and explored the complex relationship between external and internal air quality and transmission. With talks from Prof. Cath Noakes OBE, Geraint Davies MP and Rosamund Kissi-Debrah.

Healthy Buildings 2020

Healthy Buildings 2020 took place on Thursday 27th February 2020 at the Human Rights Action Centre in London.

Our keynote speakers were Sam Conniff Allende (Award winning social entrepreneur and author of ‘Be More Pirate’) and Mary Creagh (Labour MP for Wakefield from 2005-2019 and former Chair of the Environmental Audit Select Committee).

Healthy Buildings 2019​

Healthy Buildings 2019 took place on 28th February 2019 at London South Bank University.

The theme was ‘Plastics in Construction: Issues, Impacts and Alternatives’ with keynote speakers Emily Penn and Professor Sean Smith (Edinburgh Napier).

Healthy Buildings 2018

Healthy Buildings 2018 took place on 14th February 2018 at University College London.

Our keynote speakers were Professor Stephen Holgate (RCPCH) and Professor Anna Stec (UCLan).

Healthy Buildings 2017

Our inaugural Healthy Buildings Conference and Expo took place on 15th February 2017 at University College London.

We had a whole host of speakers including Dr Jannik Giesekam, Jerker Ligthart (Chemsec) and Dr. Caroline Thurner (IBO).

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