Passivhaus Affiliate

The Institution of Structural Engineers' Sustainability Conference 2017

Date: 13 July 2017 Time: 9:30 - 16:30
Location: The Institution of Structural Engineers, 47-58 Bastwick Street, London, EC1V 3PS, UK Cost: ISE members: £82 +VAT, non-members: £210 +VAT, students: £50 +VAT


What is the future for the built environment industry under the growing threat of climate change? What are the challenges for structural engineers and what are the solutions for overcoming them? The Institution of Structural Engineers' Sustainability Conference 2017 will explore the role of the structural engineer in adapting to, and mitigating, the effects of global warming and climate change.

Jonathon Hines, Director at PHT Patron  member Architype will discuss Passivhaus design, their pioneering Passivhaus school case studies, and the implications for structural engineers.



09:30 Registration and refreshments

10:00 Welcome and Introduction - Conference Chair, Faith Wainwright MBE, Senior Vice-President and Director at Arup

10:15 Key-Note Speaker 1: Keith Clarke CBE, Chair of the Forum for the Future

We have the science, what about engineering?

How do we decarbonise infrastructure built in the next 20 years? Keith will discuss advances in climate science and the challenges of mitigating climate change in the future.

10:45 Key-Note Speaker 2: Bill Gething, Professor of Architecture at University of the West of England Bristol

Climate Science for the Built Environment: what this means for the structural engineering sector

11:15 Break

11:30 Session 1: Jonathon Hines, Managing Director at Architype & Chris Pembridge, Director at WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff + Q&A

PassivHaus Design – Case Study on PassivHaus Schools project: implications for structural engineers

12:00 Session 2: Dr Flavie Lowres, Associate Director at Building Research Establishment (BRE) + Q&A

Case Study 1 - Embodied carbon measurement: what about it?

12:30 Lunch & Networking

13:30 Session 3: Amie Shuttleworth, Global Head of Sustainability at Cundall + Q&A

Circular economy and the role of structural engineers

14:00 Session 4: Tim Snelson, Associate Director at ARUP + Q&A

Case study 2 – Believe in Better building at Sky Campus, Hounslow

14:30 Session 5: Angela Bejarano BArch, MSc, LEED AP, eTool facilitator and Architectural Designer at
Mountford Pigott LLP

Case study 3 – A talk on how eTool can be used by structural engineers to review embodied carbon and life cycle impacts at different design stages. Examples of several life cycle assessments will be presented, and a demonstration of how eTool works.

15:00 Session 6: Kirsten Henson, Director of KLH Sustainability Ltd.

Balancing Lifecycle Carbon: East Wick and Sweetwater Case Study

15:30 Open Forum

Is the industry ready for the future? What do we need to do prepare?

16:30 Closing remarks – Conference Chair, Faith Wainwright MBE



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