Hydrock contributes to FBE event in Manchester on sustainability

Dilon Hilton

10th May, 2019

Dilon Hilton, Technical Director in Hydrock’s Building Performance Engineering team in Manchester is part of an expert panel set to discuss sustainability in the built environment at what promises to be a hard-hitting FBE event in Manchester on 26 June.

‘Sustainability – where should we focus our efforts?’ is a Forum for the Built Environment (FBE) event aimed at demystifying the jargon and focusing on the facts and practical measures in the built environment sector that can make a difference.

Joining Dilon on the panel are: Richard Smith. Sustainability Manager for the BBC; Joanne Holden, Sustainability Manager for Peel Land & Property; and Haniyeh Mohammedpourkarbasi, Lecturer in Low Carbon Architecture at the University of Liverpool. The event will be chaired by Stewart Grant, a Consultant with Hydrock and also Chair of the Manchester branch of the FBE.

With host city, Manchester, developing an action plan on sustainability as part of a zero-carbon commitment by 2038, this FBE event asks what the built environment can and should be doing to effect change. The session will explore what we can learn from others and challenge what we can believe in with sustainability firmly back in the public conscience.

Speaking ahead of the event, Dilon said: “The importance of sustainable development in the property sector is finding a new gear. The challenge is to create commercial value that will really change the take-up of more energy-efficient practices.

“As engineers, it’s essential we collaborate with other partners in the property sector to focus on creating buildings that work for themselves, which can be enjoyed by people and have a neutral impact. We need to change perceptions that environmental considerations cannot be commercially sustainable.”

In addition to speaking at the event, Hydrock is delighted to also sponsor this event from the FBE.

To register for this breakfast event, visit the FBE website here.