Speaker line-up confirmed for edie’s green buildings webinar

Sustainability and energy representatives from the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), Landsec and EDF Energy are all set to feature in a live edie webinar focused on green buildings, taking place 27 September.

On Thursday 27 September at 2pm (GMT), this next webinar will incorporate real-life case studies, practical advice and expert guidance to reveal what energy and sustainability professionals can do to embed new technologies and initiatives to decarbonise building stocks.


Four speakers have now been confirmed to speak in the hour-long webinar, which is being hosted in association with EDF Energy.

Confirmed speakers:

  • Matt Mace, senior reporter, edie (webinar chair).
  • Tom Byrne, sustainability manager, Landsec. Tom has placed his efforts into identifying and implementing energy and carbon reduction initiatives in the company’s Retail portfolio and will share insight on his approach.
  • Richard Twinn, senior policy advisor, UKGBC. Richard will outline the Council’s new Advancing Net Zero project and the business implications of greening buildings.
  • Lindsay Wilkinson, director of corporate responsibility – environment & commercial integration, IHG. Lindsay will provide an overview of IHG’s approach to decarbonising its hotels, including a support hub to encourage individual sites to take action.
  • Vincent de Rul, director of energy solutions, EDF Energy. Vincent will outline how EDF Energy is helping its customers lower key environmental footprints across their buildings and what key considerations need to be examined.


The mission: to achieve net-zero emissions for all of the world’s buildings before 2050. How are we going to make this Mission Possible? This webinar will hear from the organisations that are retrofitting, renovating and building from the ground up to deliver low-carbon, energy-efficient buildings.

The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has called on the built environment sector to set ambitious targets that eliminate carbon emissions for building portfolios by 2030, in order to meet the targets of the Paris Agreement. With the UK’s building stock accounting for around 30% of the country’s annual greenhouse gas emissions this provides an ideal opportunity for businesses to slash emissions across areas they have direct control over.

The global building stock is projected to double by 2050, but less than 1% is currently considered net-zero. Amidst a favourable policy background, the rise of innovation and cost-saving potential of energy-efficient operations, is now the time to making ‘net-zero’ the new normal?

The webinar will be free to watch live at 2pm on Thursday 27 September and will be available on-demand afterwards.

If you have any questions about how to undertake green building projects, or any considerations that need to be explored, please leave a comment below and we will do our best to ask them all during the Q&A section of this webinar.

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