Webinar Series:
The Fundamentals of Sustainable Buildings

In this monthly webinar series, you find all you need to know about The Fundamentals of Sustainable Buildings. With the range of topics on offer, our experts will guide you through the latest sustainability trends in the built environment and how to overcome typical challenges faced in this ever-changing space.

Whether you are accountable for the planning, construction or operation stage of a building these webinars are designed to factor in the holistic approach so that your project can achieve it’s sustainability goals.

See below for the full webinar programme. You can book multiple sessions by selecting from the dropdown menu.

From Holistic to Realistic: Circularity Assessments for Buildings

Wednesday 24 August 2022, 13:00 – 14:00

A circularity assessment can help maximise the resources for your building. It’s not just about incorporating what materials you can utilise now, but also assessing for future environmental benefits from your current materials specification.

Circularity is still in its infancy but is ultimately at the centre of any truly sustainable strategy. In this webinar we will turn theory into practice, we will discuss the hurdles associated with circularity assessments and how to make the best decisions using life cycle thinking. 

In this session you will learn: 

  •  What the nuances are of navigating circularity studies and circular economy statements 
  • The ins and outs of designing for resilience 
  • How you can maximise the reuse of existing materials and minimise upfront consumption and waste 
  • How to design for future circularity 

Daniel Doran Team Page
Daniel Doran, Building LCA Manager

The Devil’s in the Detail: Climate Resilience in Buildings

Wednesday 21 September 2022, 13:00 – 14:00

Climate resilience is a hot topic in the built environment. That’s why understanding the Value at Risk (VaR) for your building is becoming increasingly important. However, many of the current approaches are lacking high resolution data and detail.

Chris Hocknell Team Page
Chris Hocknell, Director

In this webinar we will explore what’s driving the need for more climate resilient buildings, the technical challenges to mitigating risks, and how to ensure durability and value in your resilience strategies. 

In this session you will learn: 

  •  Definitions and relevance of climate resilience 
  • A critical consideration of insurance models and their macro approach to climate resilience 
  • How to evaluate risk from building assets using a ‘bottom-up’ approach 
  • How to make your building more resilient in reality, not just in theory

Previous Sessions

A Shift to Credibility: Certify Your Buildings as Net Zero

Learning outcomes: 

  • The difference between Net Zero in construction and operation
  • What’s included in sufficiently measuring each of these areas
  • The typical challenges buildings face on their pathway to Net Zero
  • How you can overcome these issues and confidently reach your sustainability goals
Chris Hocknell Team Page
Chris Hocknell, Director

Planning for Sustainability: Joining the Many Dots

Learning outcomes:

  • Why now is the pivotal time to include an LCA in your buildings
  • What needs to be included in a Building LCA from resource extraction and manufacturing, through to use phases and end-of-life scenarios
  • The latest regulation and compliance considerations to confidently deliver a credible LCA
  • How you can make the most of certifying your efforts and communicating the positive impacts
Chris Hocknell Team Page
Chris Hocknell, Director

Reducing Your Building’s Footprint with Life Cycle Assessments

Learning outcomes: 

  • Why now is the pivotal time to include an LCA in your buildings
  • What needs to be included in a Building LCA from resource extraction and manufacturing, through to use phases and end-of-life scenarios
  • The latest regulation and compliance considerations to confidently deliver a credible LCA
  • How you can make the most of certifying your efforts and communicating the positive impacts
Daniel Doran Team Page
Daniel Doran, Building LCA Manager

Unlocking BREEAM for ESG in the Real Estate Sector

Learning outcomes: 

  • An overview of the BREEAM rating system and the required categories and scoring system
  • Fundamentals of ESG in real estate and how to pursue the correct framework for implementation
  • Why it’s vital to include credible certification in your building’s portfolio
Nuno Brito e Cunha Team Page
Nuno Brito e Cunha, Head of ESG & Sustainable Finance
Becky Armstrong Team Page
Becky Armstrong, BREEAM Lead Associate

Biodiversity Net Gains and Rewards

Learning outcomes: 

  • What the current planning policies and legislation are 
  • What is a biodiversity metric and how Biodiversity Net Gain is measured 
  • Our guide to improving Biodiversity Net Gain 
  • How to integrate Biodiversity Net Gain into your Net Zero strategy 
Stacey Cougill Team Page
Stacey Cougill, Director
Sara Curtis Team Page
Sara Curtis, Principal Ecologist