The property event for a zero carbon future




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14 - 17 September 2021  |   Brighton & Hove

FOOTPRINT is a 4 day B2B property event where all sectors of the UK property industry come together to conduct business, exchange ideas and investigate how to reduce their 40% contribution to the UK's total carbon emissions.

It encourages collaboration between developers, manufacturers, consultants and regulatory authorities to develop energy and sustainability policies which are realistic, achievable and which work for all parties.

Manufacturers display state of the art technology, consultants showcase examples of carbon-reduction solutions, and industry experts explain realistic methods of implementation.

Adoption of the principles of the circular economy and the goal of net zero carbon is the only way to create a sustainable future for our built environment.




What people are saying about FOOTPRINT

What people are saying about FOOTPRINT

  • I’m over-the-moon that organisers have chosen Hove as the place to showcase to the world how we can build sustainable developments and reduce the carbon footprint of future building projects and the existing building stock. If we’re to succeed in tackling the climate crisis these are the conversations we need to be having.
    Peter Kyle
    MP for Hove, Shadow Minister for Justice
  • During the last twelve months the world has seen an unprecedented amount of change environmentally, politically, economically and most recently the global impact of Covid 19. Yet the UK property industry has been resilient and sectors in the UK continue to be attractive. There are no doubt going to be further changes in how we all live, work, commute and engage with property. FOOTPRINT will provide a forum for developers, investors, local & national government and industry professional to create a pragmatic and deliverable agenda to encourage sustainable growth in the UK property market.
    Francis Hilton
    Pelican Developments
  • With over 75% of UK citizens living in regions that have declared a Climate & Ecological Emergency as well as committing to being Net-Zero Carbon within a decade, Local Authorities are now facilitating an opportunity for smarter, leaner and (crucially) greener industries to flourish. The construction sector in particular has a huge role in enabling Local Authorities to meet these ambitious targets as it is responsible for 50% of global CO2 emissions, consumes 50% of all raw materials harvested annually, and creates 60% (120 million tonnes) of the UK’s annual waste. I believe that Footprint will be one of the major events that facilitates the creative discussions and working relationships required to meet the demands that smart, green, zero-carbon living requires.
    Duncan Baker-Brown
    Architect, Lecturer at University of Brighton & Campaigner for Circular Economy
  • At last a a conference that addresses the key issues facing design, construction and development in the UK. The only way of solving the current climate crisis is through collaboration. The rich mix of consultants, clients, stakeholders and government together with the great location will make Footprint a huge success.
    Paul Monaghan Director of Allford Hall Monaghan Morris Architects
    Liverpool City Region Design Champion and founding member of Architects Declare
  • The idea of the jobs fair on the last day is brilliant. It's exactly what school and university leavers need, and as a CDO, I realise that finding high calibre candidates to work for your organisation is a hugely time absorbing process. I think Footprint looks like it will be really good news all round.
    Adam Brockley
    Founder of Scape Student Living
  • As the City moves to create the ‘new normal’ post Covid, we have an unprecedented opportunity to re-write the rules around our environmental impact on the planet. This conference not only does that, but also will help the economy rebuild with a total direct and indirect spend of £9.50 million in year one increasing to £19.00 million after year five. As well as creating 129 FTE jobs in year one rising to 259 after year five.
    Gavin Stewart
    Executive Director Brighton & Hove Economic Partnership
  • Footprint represents a hugely exciting opportunity to address the climate emergency which we all face as global citizens. Footprint will stimulate innovation within the built environment focused on creating buildings and places of exceptional design and environmental quality.
    James Blakey
  • Footprint has been set up to answer a need in the property market. We have all traipsed off to the South of France previously to meet up and discuss property issues. This is no longer a responsible action given the carbon footprint of getting there. Combined with the exit of Britain from the EU, we, in the UK market need to meet and discuss our national and international concerns. Footprint is set up to permit us to do this in an accessible, affordable and responsible way.
    William Edgerley
    Director Edge Ahead Limited

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