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RREF Forum: Demolition vs Renovation, what is the more sustainable option?

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Event information
Date 7 April 2022
Time 17:00-18:30 (Timezone: Europe/London)
Venue Online
Event types:
Webinars Alumni events

One in 10 London offices could be unusable by 2023 if they don’t meet the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards. In order to avoid stranded assets, there needs to be substantial investment in Real Estate, but what is the best path forward? Do you renovate your property or demolish it and start again? Crucially, what is the more sustainable option?

The Real Estate sector is responsible for more than 20% of the world’s carbon emissions and continues to face increased scrutiny. In light of this focus, how can you make sure you’re futureproofing your assets? And what technology, investment and assessments can you leverage when deciding what is best for your organisation?

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Who is joining our panel?

Charlotte Eddington Investments Director, Abundance Investment

Charlotte is an Investments Director who in her past has run her own advisory business, led an infrastructure investment team at a waste fund and set up an energy and sustainability team for one of the largest property services companies in the world. As such she has a breadth of experience in the green infrastructure and property sectors.

Dr Jorn van de Wetering Director of Studies, Real Estate & Planning

Jorn’s research focuses strongly on the impact of sustainability issues in the built environment in general and how these issues affect non-domestic buildings in particular. In the past Jorn has worked on a two-year research project at the University of the West of England, where he investigated the energy efficiency requirements of existing commercial office buildings. This research involved conducting calculations of energy consumption and emissions of offices in Bristol, as well as assessing the sustainability aspirations of occupiers of these office buildings

John Trehy Technical Director at Terence O'Rourke

John specialises in archaeology and coordinates the cultural heritage projects within the company. He manages arrangements for archaeological surveys and the reports required for Environmental Impact Assessments. He oversees archaeological contractors, and liaises with clients and local authorities to ensure an agreeable, efficient and cost effective approach to determining development impacts to heritage assets. He has appeared as an expert witness on cultural heritage matters at a number of Public Inquiries across the U.K.

Kai Liebetanz

Kai Liebetanz.Sustainability Advisor, UK Green Building Council

Kai Liebetanz is the Sustainability Advisor for UK Green Building Council. He is the circular economy programme manager and is responsible for assessing nature-based solutions and green finance.

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