Delivered by BRE in association with MBE KTN and NRC

INSITE13 Conference

The INSITE13 conference is held over two days and covers four key themes: 


 

Behavioural change

Why don't buildings perform as well as expected?

Approximately 50% of a building’s energy consumption is directly influenced by how its occupants use it, a factor that many people and business overlook, despite it being one of the most cost-effective ways to reduce energy, cut emissions and save money.

This session highlights the key issues that enable behavioural change, an understanding of human factors and social science. It will address issues such as energy efficiency and comfort and post occupancy evaluation.

2 October, 9.00-12.30  Book this session now


 

Communities

Getting the community to design the community

In the past, buildings and landscapes were constructed with little or no involvement from the community.  Engaging people, ultimately leads to better and more successful places to live and work.

This session highlights the importance of community engagement in creating sustainable communities. It examines issues such as government policy; assessment methods; and bringing empty homes and open spaces back into use.

2 October, 1.30 - 5pm Book this session now


 

Impact of buildings on people and health

Healthy buildings means healthy people

In a healthy building, occupants are not distracted by environmental discomfort or prevented from working by chronic, building-related illness. A healthier building can also increase productivity, reduce absenteeism and promote higher job satisfaction.

This session will highlight the key issues around making existing buildings healthy and safe, addressing issues around fuel poverty and an ageing population. 

3 October, 9.00 - 12.30 Book this session now


 

Technology

Connected buildings and future-proofing

Technology can help to improve the built environment and change the way people behave. But solutions need to be developed around the end user and technologies can quickly become outdated.

This session highlights the key issues around the continuously evolving needs of end users and the technologies that are being developed to meet these needs, whether it’s creating connected buildings, or future-proofing against obsolescence.

3 October, 1.30 - 5pm Book this session now


 

You can register for any of the four half-day conference sessions


 

Join speakers from 

                                     

  • Sustainable retrofit of buildings
  • Re-Vitalising communities
  • Wellbeing