High Performance Buildings


This latest inside track discussion on the issues affecting the delivery of ‘green’ offices will enable delegates to listen, respond and learn about the latest thinking and applications in workplace design.

64 per cent of occupiers, surveyed* by property consultants GVA Grimley and the CBI, put energy and water-efficiency top of their agenda when looking at their property requirements over the next five years.

A massive 91 per cent of occupiers are extremely concerned at the possibility of future increases in energy prices. The survey shows that occupiers are prepared to pay more for ‘green’ buildings; but are developers and designers creating the workspaces that will deliver the economical, healthy and friendly environments that the occupiers want?

This debate will bring together speakers from leading companies that are looking at the environmental design of the spaces in which we work to find out what really delivers a ‘green’ building with environmental and economic integrity and social sustainability.

Sessions and speakers include: ‘Green’ Issues - The Occupier’s Perspective, Stuart Morley Partner and Head of Research, GVA Grimley

The Work/Life Balance, Nigel Oseland, Director of Consultancy Swanke Hayden Connell Architects

Corporate Social Responsibility, Paul Harrington, Real Estate Director PricewaterhouseCoopers, Chair, BCO Occupier Committee

Sustainable Construction in the ‘Green’ Mix, Paul Appleby Associate Director, Building Sustainability Unit, URS Corporation Ltd

Business Implications of Going ‘Green’, Paul Burgess Head of London Leasing, British Land

Chaired by: Matt Yeoman, Partner, Buckley Gray Yeoman, Architects

*New Survey of Property Trends – ‘Green’ Issues published July 2006 by GVA Grimley.