Climate change

Number two of five key themes for Building for tomorrow 2021

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Climate change - impact on house building

Focused on the theme of climate change, with in-depth discussions on how to select the right insulation, heating options and other building products to make a difference. Our carefully selected Building for tomorrow speakers brought us their knowledge and expertise over a packed three day agenda.

Our keynote speaker on this theme

Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy

Tara Deshpande
Clean Heat Directorate

Session name: Clean Growth Strategy – The future impact on new homes

Tara leads a team that is developing policies to support the electrification of heat in buildings as part of the transition away from tradition fossil fuel heating.

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Meet our other speakers on this theme


Bradley Cameron
Technical Services Manager 

Roofing underlays and external membranes

Bradley started his career in construction “on the tools” in the family roofing business. He then took up a position in a technical department leading to his appointment at DuPont ™. He works on site to assist with product installation training, providing CPD for local authorities and housing associations.


Paul Stephen
Biodiversity Advisor

NHBC Foundation diversity

Paul has over a decade of experience working with businesses to deliver conservation outcomes through the development process. Specialising in helping businesses incorporate wildlife-friendly design and deliver spaces that are attractive and practical for people and wildlife.


Simon Eddleston
Director Of Construction

Making the right heating selection

Simon is driven by low carbon energy! He is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and has been intimately engaged in the design and build of low carbon, and renewable infrastructure across the energy sector throughout his career. Over the past five years Simon has specialised in the district heating sector.

Modern Masonry and The Concrete Centre

Elaine Toogood
Head of Architecture

The Built-in Benefits of Masonry Homes

Elaine is an Architect with expertise in Concrete and Masonry focusing on sustainability. Elaine is Chair of RIBA SE London and provides technical advice for architects and designers regarding specification and use of Concrete and Masonry in construction holding particular expertise in flood resilience and sustainable design. Elaine also runs in house CPD's, workshops, and is a well recognised events speaker.


Dr Terry Keech

Proposed Part L and the Impacts Towards Affordable Zero Carbon Heat

Terry is an Equity Partner at calfordseaden with over 25 years' experience in the industry. Terry has completed a Professional Doctorate based on research into the installation and commissioning of low carbon technologies in housing developments. Terry proactively supports the industry in reaching sustainability targets.

Telford Homes

Andrew Day
Sustainability Director

Building products for a changing climate change

Andrew joined Telford Homes, a Trammell Crow Company developer, as the Sustainability Director in January 2017, he has over 30 years of experience delivering residential and mixed-used schemes. With colleagues he is driving commercially sound sustainability innovation through our ‘Building a Living legacy’ strategy to 2030.


Oliver Novakovic
Group Technical and Innovation Director

Building Future Products for a Changing Climate

Oliver was appointed Group Technical and Innovation Director for Barratt in 2014. He has over 20 years’ experience in the integration of new MMC technologies, zero carbon delivery, cultural change management, sustainability, energy, lean processes, innovation and data collection across both domestic and non-domestic sectors. Oliver has been an advisor on a number of Government programmes and projects around offsite, refurbishment and new build including Design for Manufacture and Zero Carbon Challenge. He presents at numerous conferences and Universities, including the University of Salford where he held the position of visiting professor.

Learn more about Building for tomorrow themes

New homes quality, change and safety

An in-depth look at quality matters and what we can learn from previous claims to improve new homes standards.

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Modern Methods of Construction (MMC)

A deep dive into the future of MMC. How can it help the industry deliver housing volumes whilst ensuring quality?

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The future housing market and beyond

We took a look at the future of housing trends, as well as the impact of the Covid 19 pandemic on the future housing industry.

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High rise - safety, structure and quality

An exploration of the critical detailing for building high rise safely. From lessons learned to masonry cladding.

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