The Net Zero series : Towards a sustainable future – Sustainable Buildings

The net zero series sheds light on the work already undertaken by UKRI’s flagship programme -the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.



The net zero series sheds light on the work already undertaken by UKRI’s flagship programme -the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund to address the key challenges that will help the UK build back greener. It will bring together world-renowned researchers and innovators across the breadth of our funding disciplines to discuss the need for innovative solutions to heat our homes, travel to work, develop and transform our industries, cater to our diet, enjoy our leisure time, and prosper from a cleaner, healthier environment in parallel with growing our economy.

We will run a monthly webinar from April to November featuring ISCF challenges, UKRI councils and project leads, as well as renowned external experts from academia, industry and technology fields.

This month we will be discussing Sustainable Buildings: In the UK, the buildings account for around 20% of emissions. Last year the government published its 10-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution, setting out a path to Net Zero by 2050. Moving towards net zero will mean step-changes in the way we construct, maintain and power our buildings and infrastructure. Building better first time round will ease the burden of having to decarbonise in the future. To this end, the Transforming Construction Challenge has been making transformational changes to support industry to accelerate the shift away from a system that delivers the cheapest outcome to one with maximum value to society. This session will explore how government, construction, energy and manufacturing is working together, scaling up and increasing adoption of net zero technologies and approaches to dramatically bring down the emissions of our built environment.

Intro: Chris Coonick, Innovation Lead, Transforming Construction, Innovate UK

Chair: Yewande Akinola MBE, Innovate UK Ambassador for Clean Growth & Infrastructure


Peter Goring, Technical Lead, Mace Tech

Stuart Norman, Managing Director, Keltbray Piling

Crawford Wright, Head of Architecture and Design, Department for Education

Ron Cowley, CEO, Active Building Centre

Ian Hutchcroft, Director, Energiesprong UK

Vincent Clancy, CEO, Turner and Townsend .

The event is finished.


Jun 15 2021


6:00 am - 7:30 am

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