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Smart Housing Midlands 2022

17/05/2022 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
The BCEC, Birmingham

Creating sustainable homes for the future

Why Smart Housing? Housing is an integral part of the evolution of the Smart City. Never has it been more important to create sustainable urban areas which are designed for the future, whether that be retrofitting existing homes, achieving net zero carbon emissions to smart placemaking.

By utilising the Smart City mindset, the entire housing sector can come together to deliver the urgent need for more sustainable homes, designed for future generations to live and work together.

Join us on 17 May 2022 at the Birmingham Conference and Events Centre, where housing and smart city leaders, experts and innovators will be discussing what is needed right now to drive meaningful change and create communities for the future.

Topics up for discussion include:

Retrofitting our Homes – funding for the future

To meet decarbonisation targets it will cost in excess of £100 bn to retrofit over 24 million homes in the UK. How will this be funded? Will joint ventures be the answer? Can we hit our climate change goals?

Smart Planning – building sustainable communities

To address our urgent housing and climate crisis, planning for the future must have sustainability at the core. From inner city build, rent developments to new garden towns, how do we deliver multi-generational homes that sit well within the local environment

Future Homes – building and powering low carbon housing

The benefits of Passivhaus, MMC, modular homes, low carbon energy systems and more are well known, but should we be doing more? Should we now a working on future masterplan that sets the standards of how we will be building homes for the future?

Smarter, Healthy, Safer Homes – joining up technology and innovation

Should housing be a human right? We know sacrificing quality over profit is not a long term solution. How can the use of technology and innovation create safer smart homes for future generations?




Matt Lipson
Matt Lipson
Consumer Insight specialists lead, Energy Systems Catapult
Sarah Daly
Sarah Daly
Associate Director, Sustainability - Turner & Townsend
Paul Jordan
Paul Jordan
Innovator Support lead, Energy Systems Catapult



08.00 – 09.00 – Registration and refreshments

09.15 – 09.30 – Cllr Shabrana Hussain – Birmingham City Council

09.30 – 09.45 – David Smith South East Consortium

09.45 – 10.00 – Brian Ham – Swallowfield Homes

10.00 – 10.30 – Martin Rinvolucri – Q-Bot

10.30 – 11.00 – Refreshments and Networking

11.00 – 11.15 Alex Parker – Regional Specifications Manager – Aico

11.15 – 12.00 – Panel Discussion featuring
• Alex Parker – Regional Specifications Manager – Aico
• Paul Jordan – Innovation Support Lead – Energy Systems Catapult
• Sarah Daly – Associate Director – Turner & Townsend

12.00 – 12.30 – David Bly, Property MOT

12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch and Networking

13.40 – 13.55 – Ian Allan — Head of Market Strategy – Switch2

14.00 – 14.15 – Richard Blyth – Head of Policy, Practice and Research – RTPI

14.15 – 14.30 – Shaun Bennett – Efficiency East Midlands

14.30 – 14.45 – Andrew Smith – Director, Housing Valuation -Savills

14.45 – 15.00 – Matthew Gardiner – Smart Home Advice Ltd

15.00 – 15.20 – 20 min Q&A

15.20 – 15.45 – Refreshments and Networking

15.50 – 16.30 – Panel Discussion – Putting consumers at the heart of net zero transition
• Matt Lipson – Living Lab – Energy Systems Catapult
• Rowley Maggs – Ambue


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South East Consortium
Swallowfield Homes




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