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09 Jun 2021 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Virtual Event

9:30 – 11:00 – Smarter Homes for Affordable Housing

Chris Carr – Head of Asset Delivery – Abri Group
Luke Loveridge – CEO – HomeLink

The UK is constantly in need of more affordable housing. Utilising smart technology will deliver homes that will benefit and enrich the lives of the people who live in them. The rapid growth of Internet of Things (IoT) at the centre of smarter homes technology has led to the development of smart energy monitoring, fire safety and damp management.

The question now is, what else does the future hold?

This session will explore the future of smart homes and how the affordable housing sector will rise to the challenge.

11:30 – 13:00 – Can Zero Net Homes be Affordable?

Julie Hood – Business Development Lead – NetZero Buildings
Brian Ham – Director – Swallowfield Homes

The UK has committed to net zero emissions by 2050. Local governments and developers seemingly face the challenge – to build green or to build affordably?

This housing crisis differs from region to region, but the issues are the same. It is vital to build warm and sustainable affordable homes without build compromise.

This session will explore how local authorities and developers are currently embracing the zero net challenge whilst discussing the future of zero-carbon, affordable housing.

13:30- 15:00 Can digital twins revolutionise housing?


Tony Woods – Technical Manager – LHC
Nathan Doughty – Chief Executive Officer – Asite
Mark Arnold, Head of Technical – Thirteen Group
Peter Lewis – Programme Director EDAROTH – Atkins

Digital twins continue to evolve as the physical and virtual worlds are increasingly blending. Any housing provider who needs to balance new builds with existing stock and building standards needs to have real time data, especially in a post Grenfell world to effectively manage assets.
This session will feature keynote speakers & panellist discussing the future of smart affordable housing and the increasing integration of technology in to placemaking.

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