‘The Power of Purpose’
Georgia Elliott-Smith, Managing Director, Element Four
It is 30 years since 154 nations adopted the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change at the Rio Convention, committing to reduce emissions and prevent climate change.
Yet GHG emissions have rocketed and, based on current policies, we are destined for a 3oC global temperature rise. This, despite the efforts of thousands of dedicated, intelligent and courageous environmental professionals.
An environmental engineer and sustainability consultant for 25 years, and an Extinction Rebellion activist for two, Georgia will present a radical new approach to corporate sustainability: purpose. She will discuss why previous attempts to reduce environmental impacts have largely failed and why activating purpose is the only way to successfully implement deep, lasting and self-sustaining positive change.
‘Passion for Passivhaus?’
Mike Webb, Managing Director & Certified Passivhaus Consultant, Seaton Beach Developments Ltd
With the robust targets for carbon emission set for 2050 we have to take action NOW for our building sector that produces 40% of our emissions.
A “fabric first’ Passivhaus methodology as devised by the Germans over 30 years ago will achieve this. Internationally recognised, this tried & tested process provides low energy homes with high comfort levels. Passivhaus also prevents overheating, which is an issue that our building stock will soon find to be of high importance with ever increasing global warming.
With primary energy demand being reduced we can then meet this with renewables to provide true zero carbon building stock.
A simplistic presentation to unravel the hype & acronym’s that surround our sector.