Smart buildings series from elemental talks
We have a series of three panel discussions looking at smart buildings kicking off in 2021.
Tuesday 12 January – The art of the possible: IOT and automation in buildings
We will get an academic update on latest smart tech and IoT research and application, hear the perspective of high-tech, carbon-positive offsite homes developer, and consider a broader view of intelligent buildings and IoT in context of smart cities.
- Dr Dimitrios Rovas, Associate Professor UCL, Programme Lead on Smart Buildings and Digital Engineering at Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources
- Rosanna Lawn, Brand and Strategic Partnerships Director, Project Etopia
- Rick Robinson, Director of Smart Places at Jacobs
Tuesday 19 January – CO2-smart: How commercial buildings work in a zero-carbon economy
Given that construction directly influences up to 47% of UK carbon emissions in the UK, the discussion will explore what it will take for buildings to become part of the solution, not just part of the problem, in terms of GHGs and climate impact. Our expert panel will offer opinions on tech as a force for good making buildings profitable and resilient, provide expertise on the integration of smart solutions in pursuit of better holistic performance, plus be able to place smart buildings in the context of wider UK climate tech markets and trends.
- Sonny Masero, Chief Strategy Officer, EVORA Global
- Tom Hopton, Global Leader Smart Buildings & Controls, Buro Happold
- Susanne Baker, Associate Director, Climate, Environment and Sustainability at techUK
Tuesday 26 January – User experience: Building performance, contented clients and happy tenants
Zooming in on the user experience, this session will examine how IoT and smart building tech can provide quality data and accessible analytics to help inform better management and maintenance, support owners and agents respond with agility to occupier requirements, plus enhance comfort and wellbeing for individuals. Our expert panel will be discussing what proptech can offer by way of smarter real estate and tenant or occupier benefits, plus providing their views on applications of smart tech for social housing and communities, as well as perspectives on the links between performance-in-use and digital construction, including BIM.
- Alex Edds, Director of Innovation, JLL
- Julie Alexander, Director of Technology and Innovation, Places for People
- Paul Surin, Global Lead Built Environment | BIM, at IBM