Climate change

Number two of five key themes for Building for tomorrow

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Climate change - impact on house building

Focusing on the theme of climate change, with indepth 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 bring 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

Clean Growth Strategy – The future impact on new homes
Wednesday 24 March 09:00-09:45

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
24 March 10.00-10.30

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
24 March 10.00-10.30

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
24 March 10.45-11.15

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.


Dr Terry Keech

Proposed Part L and the Impacts Towards Affordable Zero Carbon Heat
24 March 11.45-12.15

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
24 March 12.30-13.00

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.

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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 we can deliver the integral part of future housing volumes whilst ensuring quality.

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The future housing market and beyond

Taking 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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