Healthy Buildings in a Climate Emergency
We are in the midst of a global climate emergency, recognised in the UK by Parliament and over 150 local authorities. Across the construction industry, over 700 organisations and counting have made declarations, including major architecture and engineering practices, universities and NGOs. But what are the next steps?
It’s clear that cross-sector collaboration is needed to develop a detailed and ambitious plan to address the climate emergency and help meet net zero targets for operational and embodied energy in buildings.
But what will this mean for our daily lives and how will this affect the way in which we design, construct, maintain and operate our buildings?
How do we change our behaviour as an industry and will the climate emergency provide a once-in-a-generation opportunity for architects, designers and product manufacturers to raise their game en masse and change the way we live and work forever?
Principal Environmental Public Health Scientist – Indoor Environments, Public Health England
Managing Director, Thermafleece and Vice-Chair, The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products
Research Associate and Circular Economy Lead, The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products
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).