BUILD BETTER NOW
Safe, sustainable & healthy: The relationship between building safety reform, sustainability and wellbeing
Tuesday 9th November 2021, 9am-10am
The Building Safety Bill is set to re-shape the way the construction industry operates. Its impacts will be broad-ranging: affecting building design, construction, and operation, as well as the way these are regulated. The Bill presents significant opportunities for holistic building design, but there are also associated risks.
This event will consider how safe, human-centred and low carbon design principles can interact under the Building Safety Bill. We will look at how the Bill could allow us to improve building stewardship for energy and carbon performance, helping to create sustainable buildings that operate safely and effectively over their lifespans. Our goal is climate conscious buildings that promote wellbeing (beyond preventing disaster), but how can we get there?
CIBSE's Hywel Davies will chair a panel including a representative from MHCLG, and specialists in designing for safety, sustainability and wellbeing. The panel will delve into how these specialisms interact, and how building design can be supported by regulation to create buildings that meet the needs of people and the planet.
This event has been organised by Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) and University of Edinburgh.
Hywel Davies, Technical director, CIBSE
Sofie Hooper, Head of Policy, Institute of Workplace & Facilities Management
Dr Liam Ross, Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design, Edinburgh University
Gillian Charlesworth, CEO, BRE
Other panellists TBC