Green Sky Thinking is a week long, London-wide events programme for built environment and property professionals, organised by Open-City.
Since 2011, the week programmes 50+ events that showcase sustainable design solutions for London’s current built environment challenges. Unlike conferences or tradeshows the events are informal and on-site project talks, thereby providing 'real' exemplars for the industry to learn from. Each event is expert-led, hosted by organizations foremost in the delivery of sustainable design.
Creating and delivering commercial spaces that are sustainable, energy efficient and healthy has risen higher up the agenda in recent years. At the same time, world cities such as London must not only meet the huge demand for housing but also expectations for high-quality office and retail environments to attract the best talent and to help drive economic growth. From investors, developers and landlords to occupiers and end users, what impact is the industry really making?
Real estate related events in this year’s Green Sky Thinking programme include:
Hurley Palmer Flatt
Monday 25 April, 6.00pm-7.30pm
A debate on the way occupant wellbeing, energy consumption and the need to maximise space can influence design, and how we can design to improve upon one or all of these three metrics. Does one prevail?
Carbon Credentials Energy Services Ltd
Tuesday 26 April, 8.30am-10.30am
Join them at their Energy Strategy Workshop to discuss how capital projects, staff engagement and improved data management can lead to reduced energy consumption and increased energy efficiency in buildings.
Mace and Great Portland Estates
Wednesday 27 April, 4.30pm - 6.30pm
Mace and Great Portland Estates have been working together to review and reflect on completed projects across GPE’s commercial estate using post occupancy evaluation. This event will discuss some of the findings and how GPE have used the details to inform future designs and schemes.
Marks Barfield Architects
Thursday 28 April, 6.30pm-8.30pm
Tour of 82 Baker Street outlining how the team responded by retrofit rather than re-build, resulting in an energy efficient and flexible workplace that complements and enhances the building’s heritage whilst reflecting the personality and brand of both the tenant and landlord. their attention and improve their productivity.
BuroHappold Engineering and Derwent London
Thursday 28 April, 6.00pm–9.00pm
High performance buildings can increase productivity, reduce running costs and meet corporate sustainability targets. BuroHappold and Derwent London present findings, insights and recommendations from post-occupancy evaluation of health, wellbeing and energy within Derwent’s London portfolio.
View the full programme on their website.