Improving lives through a better built environment

25th February 2020
The British Library Knowledge Centre 96 Euston Rd, London NW1 2DB

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Hear from and meet leading experts discussing their work to deliver positive and measurable impacts on wellbeing, sustainability and resilience in the built environment.


You will also have the opportunity to:

  • explore an Innovation Zone showcasing projects on global challenges such as increased urbanisation, the aging population and climate change,
  • see behind the scenes of the partnerships delivering this work,
  • discuss impact assessments made possible by new technologies and ways of working with data,
  • shape the BRE Trust’s future priorities and partnerships,
  • help to build a delivery network of organisations with shared goals that support the work of your organisation and the BRE Trust’s vision.

The BRE Trust is an independent charity that supports research and education programmes designed to help deliver buildings and communities in which people can live well and achieve their goals. At the BRE Trust Conference 2020 we will be outlining the future focus of our research and education programme and looking for like-minded organisations to partner with to help address some of the 21st century’s biggest challenges.

From supportive adaptation of homes for independent living, to sustainable and resilient post-disaster shelter, and to safer, more inclusive home, high street, and office conditions, the BRE Trust wants to support actors working to improve the built environment for all. Join us on the 25th February to find out more about our areas of work, including our humanitarian programme, the biophilic office project, independent living support, fire safety research, and much more.

Visit our showcase zones and join our networks to find out how we can work together.

Read More about our Research Focus Areas


9.00 – 9.30 Arrival and Refreshments
9.30 – 9.50 Dr Deborah Pullen MBE – Executive Director, BRE Trust Our Impact
9.50 – 10.10 David Murray – Managing Director, Article 25 Improving Resilience to Disasters
10.10 – 10.30 Dr Long Seng To – RAEng Research Fellow, Loughborough University Affordable and Sustainable Energy for All
10.30 – 10.50 Jamie Richardson – Shelter and Settlements Technical Advisor, Catholic Relief Services Improving Informal Settlements in Myanmar
10.50 – 11.20 Coffee Break and Exhibition Space
11.20 – 11.40 Raman Chagger – Principal Consultant, Fire Safety Group, BRE Improving Fire Safety
11.40 – 12.00 Sue Adams – CEO, Care & Repair Quantifying the Impacts of Poor Housing
12.00 – 12.20 Ed Suttie – Director, Strategic Advisory, BRE The Impact of Indoor Environment on Health and Wellbeing
12.20 – 13.20 Lunch and Exhibition Space
13.20 – 13.40 Professor Katherine Royse – Chief Digital Officer, British Geological Survey Use of Data in the Built Environment
13.40 – 14.00 Dr Ricardo Codinhoto – Senior Lecturer, Centre for Advanced Architectural Studies, University of Bath Digital Modelling to Support Waste Management
14.00 – 14.30 Alan Somerville – Executive Director, Building Performance Group, BRE

Nathan Goode – Director, Social Value Portal

The Importance of Social Value and How to Measure It
14.30 – 14.45 Sir James Wates – Chair, BRE Trust Our Future Focus
14.45 – Exhibition Space and Networking

Find out more about our speakers

Meet and exchange
Experts and practitioners will offer insight into the sector’s most innovative thinking and practice. As well as formal sessions, there is the opportunity to exchange experiences with those most actively involved in delivering our programme over the last year.


For more information contact:

Jen Austin
[email protected]

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