Catch up on our previous Webinars:
Join us to hear a panel of key influencers debate how the latest battery storage technology can transform opportunities for developers, landowners, high energy users and local authorities.
With the Government relaxing planning legislation for large battery storage schemes, the opportunity is now real to think more laterally and creatively about potential development sites. From re-energising redundant assets to supporting meanwhile use, to getting creative with portable schemes - battery storage can now play a part in generating revenue and bringing power to places that previously had challenging grid connections.
Government regulations place a financial value on the impact of emissions into the environment from new developments.
Recently updated by Defra, the calculation of ‘damage costs’ that link the health effects of air pollution with new developments is increasingly a common requirement for planning and comes with a need to demonstrate how the cost of air pollution can be reduced to zero through mitigation.
In this quick-fire webinar our experts in air quality, energy, sustainability and transport planning discuss ‘smart’ ways to mitigate the impact on air quality, reduce the cost impacts to zero, and even create a revenue stream by future-proofing the development, as opposed to paying a financial levy.
The Draft London Plan states that for referable planning applications, a whole life-cycle (WLC) carbon assessment will be required, delivered at three stages during the development and construction process. It’s a significant piece of emerging policy for developers and architects alike.
What do you need to do? What are the impacts? How does it impact planning decisions?
The Building Safety Bill and The Safety case: How These Changes May Affect Future Construction
Led by Dr Rui Sun, this webinar will talk you through the main aspects of the bill, including the innovative proposal of Building Safety Regulator and the new Duty Holder system for new and existing buildings.
He'll cover the implications for the ‘Accountable Person’ responsible for the safety of residents, the development and maintenance of the safety case risk assessment and what Duty Holders need to consider during design and construction.
The new fire safety bill: What it means for your building(s).
Led by Marc Pawson, this webinar talked you through the latest advice from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government; what has changed; and what we might anticipate from future changes with the Fire Safety bill. It also included guidance on new requirements for sprinkler systems in buildings over 11 metres.
Fire Safety: The future of mass timber in construction.
Mass timber construction has entered the mainstream as a sustainable alternative to steel and concrete. However, in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire, the UK government restricted the use of combustible materials in external walls over 18m. Chris Allery, a Technical Director from our Fire Safety division discusses the use of mass timber in the UK construction industry: what the current statutory regime allows and what it might allow in the future.
Net zero: what does it even mean?
Myth-busting the world of net zero, this webinar is an introduction to key terms around energy and sustainability. Josh Bullard, Divisional Director for our Smart Energy and Sustainability team, will look at the national energy picture, drilling down from Government through to Local Authorities, to developers and finally the individual.
Funding net zero - what are the opportunities?
From grant funding to social impact and carbon offsetting funds, there's a world of financial modelling available to support projects that champion reduced carbon.
Alex has worked in the field of grant funding since 2009. With over £50m in grant funding secured to date (and counting), his expertise lies in Grants for Innovation Projects and Social Impact Grant Funding.
The global climate emergency vs. the local planning system.
Rebecca Lydon from our Smart Energy and Sustainability team will be talking about how local authorities manage their interpretations of the national planning policy framework; how planning systems might respond to the climate emergency going forward; and how sustainability-related conditions placed upon developments are expected to evolve in future.
The route map to net zero.
Chris Scott, from our Smart Energy and Sustainability team, will be leading this webinar and talking through the milestones to reach net zero, assessing where the UK stands now, what milestones we know are on the horizon, and what we anticipate might happen next.
Discussion: Right-sizing office space for a new world
Join our panel of five specialists as they debate the impact this unforseen pandemic could have on the real estate market. When office workers finally return to the workplace, will office space be fit for purpose? Is flexible space the only game in town now? What are the alternative uses, and what will the knock-on impact be?