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The Future of New Low Carbon Homes: Discussion, Networking and Drinks – London

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On 11 September, as a precursor to the London Design Festival (14-22 September), we invite you to join The Green Register partners the Good Homes Alliance and Pollard Thomas Edwards for an evening of topical discussion, networking and drinks.

The UK faces both a housing shortage and a race to reduce carbon output, but common perceptions of additional costs and a sector skills gap stand in the way of delivering high-performance new homes at scale. Can new approaches help us tackle both climate and housing crises?

Panel speakers include Tom Dollard, Partner – Sustainability and Innovation, Pollard Thomas Edwards and Tom Westwood, Programme Director, The Green Register, with more speakers TBC.

The panel discussion will be followed by networking and drinks.


17.00 Welcome and drinks

17.30 Panel Discussion and Debate

18.00 Drinks and Networking

19.30 Close

About the speakers

Tom Dollard, BArch DipArch ARB RIBA, Partner – Sustainability and Innovation, Pollard Thomas Edwards

As partner of sustainability and innovation, Tom leads PTE’s ever-evolving zero carbon culture providing project teams with training, support and inspiration. He is focused on practical, implementable solutions that ensure a building’s in-use energy performance matches the design intent.

Tom is Vice-Chair of the Good Homes Alliance, a member of the CIBSE homes for the future group and has been part of various publications and research projects for Government and industry to help increase supply of low carbon homes. He is a certified Passivhaus Designer, BREEAM Accredited Professional.

His work for the Zero Carbon Hub and Building for 2050 has helped address the performance gap in the delivery of energy efficient homes. A second printing of Tom’s best-selling 2018 book for RIBA, “Designed to Perform: An illustrated guide to delivering energy efficient homes” will be published in 2022.

Tom Westwood ARB, Programme Director, The Green Register

Tom is an architect with over 20 years experience designing and delivering both residential and commercial buildings. He is passionate about sustainability with particular expertise in modern timber structures such as Glulam and Cross Laminated Timber, and has advocated widely for their greater adoption.  

Tom has also worked client-side in Bristol City Council’s Housing Delivery Team before joining The Green Register to further his mission to help all those involved in the built environment design and build more sustainably. Tom is also a lecturer in architecture at Bath Spa University.  

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11/09/2024 from 17:00 to 19:30
Pollard Thomas Edwards
Diespeker Wharf
38 Graham Street
London, N1 8JX
United Kingdom
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