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ASBP Healthy Buildings Conference and Expo 2017

Date: 15 February 2016 Time: 09.00 - 17.30
Location: UCL Roberts Building, Torrington Place, London, WC1E 7JE Cost: Tickets from £75-£150. £100 for PHT members (+VAT) 20% early bird discount extended until 15/01.


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.




Registration and exhibition (exhibition to run throughout the day.)



Healthy Products, Healthy People, Healthy Planet

 Welcome from the Chair and launch of ASBP Healthy Products Guide - Gary Newman, ASBP


Healthy Products: What is a healthy product? - Simon Corbey, ASBP

Healthy Planet: A resource efficient future - Dr Jannik Giesekam, University of Leeds

A toxic free future - Jerker Ligthart, Chemsec (via live stream)

Healthy People - Carla Jones, CEO, Allergy UK


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 Hunter Danskin, BEIS (tbc)


Retail - Zoe Young, Plan A, M&S

Offices - Chris Pottage, Skanska

Schools - Ben Humphries, Architype

 Homes - David Evans, MBE

Beautiful and low impact - Clayworks

 Healthy homes - The e4 House - Stephanie Palmer, Wienerberger

 Preventing overheating - Martin Twamley, Steico


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 IAQ - Lynne Sullivan, LSA Studio

 Can we rely on good ventilation? IAQ/ ventilation monitoring update - Ian Mawditt, Four Walls

King’s Hawford case study - Mark Allen, Saint-Gobai

Monitoring in schools and homes - Tim Robinson, Waverton Analytics

Moisture control in buildings - Andrew Mitchell, Natural Building Technologies

Formaldehyde absorption - Mark Lynn, Thermafleec

Airtightness and IAQ - Niall Crosson, Ecological Building Systems


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 products - Tom Woolley, Rachel Bevan Architects

Specifying and procuring healthy products - Dr. Caroline Thurner, IBO & Baubook

Achieving the WELL Building Standard - Alan Fogarty, Cundalls

The Circular Economy; Health and wellbeing - David Cheshire, AECOM

Healthy flooring - Mark Bauer, Forbo Flooring System

The benefits of lime - Nigel Gervis, Ty-Mawr Lime

The benefits of hemp - Alex Sparrow, Hemp Lime Construct

Building with straw bales - Barbara Jones, Straw Works



Discussion panel: What do we need to do to increase the uptake of healthy products?


Close followed by drinks and networking



Confirmed exhibitors: The House Doctors, AECB Carbonlite, The Retrofit Academy, Clayworks, Ecological Building Systems, Lime Green Products, Natural Building Technologies, STEICO, Thermafleece, UK Hempcrete and Waverton Analytics.



There is a 20% early bird discount until 15th January 2017 using code 'EARLYBIRD'.  Passivhaus Trust members can book tickets at the partner rate of £100 +VAT.

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