Daikin supporting Green Housing Forum


19 February 2018
The latest Green Housing Forum, sponsored by Daikin UK, will be held in Watford on 13 March.

Now an established event for social housing professionals, the discussion will focus on the ‘age of austerity’ and explore whether cost-led decision-making in the maintenance and specification of products has had a negative impact on the safety and well-being of residents.
The forum will be hosted by LHC at the BRE Buildings in Watford. LHC brings buyers and suppliers in the market together, to build and maintain public property more efficiently and cost effectively. Speakers from LHC, Director John Skivington, and Technical Manager Colin will open the day, which will address:
  • Why lowest capital expenditure is not always the best solution when specification decisions are being made. How do we ensure whole-life cycle costs outweigh upfront capital expenditure?
  • How should we measure the true impact of solutions: safety, lower environmental impact, alleviation of fuel poverty, improved tenant health, future proofing and long-term sustainability?
  • How can social landlords reconfigure decision-making to deliver these benefits? What can be done to help social landlords access and invest in future-proofed innovation that will deliver long-term benefits?

The event is designed for social housing professionals operating in asset management and sustainability roles. Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to insightful presentations from a panel of experienced champions in the sector, before being invited to engage in a thought-provoking debate.

These keynote speakers will include Timothy James Oakley, a qualified architect and Head of Consultancy at LHC. With 21 years’ experience with the organisation Tim is well versed in the statutory and regulatory requirements of public sector tendering. He developed LHC’s policies on Construction Health and Safety, KPI Collection and Sustainability, and has contributed to publications for the Concrete Society and Guidance to Building Regulations.

Energy efficiency
Also speaking will be Bevan Jones, Managing Director of Sustainable Homes. Bevan has 13 years’ experience of working in sustainability in the public and private sectors. In this time he has contributed to a number of key studies and reports including the UK’s first Climate Risk Assessment.

Finally, Iain Bevan, Commercial Director for Heating & Renewables at Daikin UK, will be bringing to the event his extensive experience in delivering renewable heat solutions to a wide range of social housing projects.

He said: “Sustainability is a crucial factor in social housing. Helping professionals in the sector to stay well informed about the products that will improve energy efficiency and reduce costs is crucial in tackling fuel poverty and ensuring the well being of building occupants. The Green Housing Forum has been hugely successful and we want to continue promoting the improvement of the next generation of social housing stock.”

To register, visit: www.greenhousingforum.co.uk
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