Time: 09:00 - 10:00

Date: On-Demand Content


Costing The Earth – Navigating the Capital Investment Seas of Sustainability: Ian Aldous, Arcadis & Allan Beever, Arcadis

The focus of this talk will be a number of case studies – from Net Zero Carbon Studies conducted on the Henry Royce Institute for Manchester University, to Arcadis’ experience delivering the very first Passivhaus life sciences laboratory in the UK, this talk will draw on our experience of the challenges of delivering genuinely sustainable buildings that are intensive energy consumers, including strategic, commercial, procurement, design and political challenges. The talk will include both Arcadis direct experience, alongside more testimony from both HE Clients and delivery challenges faced by Main Contractors to offer 360-degree insight into a cutting edge approach to sustainability.

Designing for performance and net-zero carbon: Ian Duncombe, chapmanbdsp

The London School of Economics new Marshall Building is due to be the most sustainable property on the university’s campus when it opens next year.

The project was designed during a time of significant regulatory change and a movement toward net-zero. Its sustainable qualities were only realised because of the LSE’s clear vision and a talented design team, led by Grafton Architects.

During this talk, Ian Duncombe, Board Director at engineering and design consultancy chapmanbdsp, will outline how the design has adapted to changing outlook during its design.

When completed, the 10-storey building will accommodate the LSE’s departments of management, accounting and finance, including teaching and academic space, a sports hall, arts facilities and the Marshall Institute for Philanthropy and Social entrepreneurship. It also includes two basement levels and a split-level roof terrace which has a net usable area of 17,500m.

As well as discussing these aspects of the project, the talk will demonstrate how strong relationships are key to successful outcomes.

It will show how the architectural form and façade strategies were shaped through environmental modelling techniques and how an integrated design approach helped the LSE exceed its sustainability goals – and will measure them post-occupancy.

This is the third time that LSE has held a RIBA organised competition for a new faculty building and building services engineering and environmental consultancy chapmanbdsp has been appointed on Each of them.

Tangible Pathway to Zero Carbon: Dr James Dickinson, Technical Director, BuroHappold

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