Seminar In Person

Commercial Retrofit: Playful Solutions, Serious Results *RESCHEDULED DATE*

by CIOB Bristol

Event details

  • Bristol Beacon, Bristol
  • 12 November 2024
  • 09:30 AM - 04:00 PM BST

Event fees



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CIOB Assist Optional Donation



Discover a world of opportunities and knowledge! Join us for a fun, creative, and thought-provoking day led by Ward Williams for the CIOB.


You'll gain in-depth knowledge about compliance requirements, financial strategies and the environmental benefits of commercial retrofitting. Engage with industry leaders and experts to understand the regulatory landscape, explore innovative products and learn about sustainable practices that can transform your approach to retrofit projects. Take advantage of networking sessions to connect with professionals, forge valuable partnerships and access a wealth of expertise. The event is tailored to provide practical insights, real-world examples and problem-solving opportunities, ensuring you leave with the tools and inspiration needed to propel your commercial retrofit projects to new heights

Members can gain a minimum of 3 CIOB CPD points if you reflect on your learning from this activity.


Natalie Breakspear

Member Services and Events Coordinator - Bristol, Exeter and Cornwall & Plymouth

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  • Agenda
    1. Registration and networking
    Registration and networking opportunities
    Opening welcome
    • Chris Hine - Grain of Sand
    Opening remarks Master of Ceremony
    Ward Williams and CIOB Welcome
    • Paloma Hermosa FCIOB, MAPM
    Paloma holds accreditations as a Retrofit Coordinator, Passivhaus Consultant and LCA Practitioner. A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) Committee member in the Exeter Hub and a CIOB sustainability champion.
    Bristol Beacon
    • Joe Allotey
    Opening keynote talk
    • Verel Rodrigues
    Verel is a Climate Activist and an Environmental Campaigner with a passion for influencing sustainability and driving social change. He has campaigned with several movements such as Extinction Rebellion and Just Stop Oil, to raise awareness on the climate crisis and accelerate the transition to a regenerative future. Verel works as a Sustainability Consultant at Element Four – an environmental consultancy based in London, where he specialises in creating net zero pathways and sustainability strategies for clients in the built environment sector. With an interest in systemic transformation, Verel recognises the role businesses can play in advocating for policy change. Additionally, he is also involved with the Green Party locally in Bristol, campaigning for a fairer and greener economy.
    Boundaries Beyond Compliance
    • Professor John Edwards FCIOB, CEnv, FRICS, IHBC
    John will share how to navigate the regulatory landscape, compliance requirements, building codes and standards, alongside how to achieve energy performance targets for commercial buildings in line with the UK Gov legal commitment to reach net zero by 2050.
    Networking tea/coffee break
    AI Magic: Uplifting Asset Values with 3D Models & Optimised Retrofits
    • Josephine Bromley
    Josephine will be unveiling a virtual “SimCity” and demonstrating the value and opportunities that are achievable with optimised retrofits.
    Environmental and Social Impact of Commercial Retrofit
    • David Cope - 600 strategy Ltd
    Carbon reduction, social benefits, sustainable practices. David works with purposeful businesses to help them work out what they want to achieve in the world, and then helps them organise themselves to deliver. Through his advisory business, 600 strategy Ltd, he works with land-based and property businesses to define their sustainability ambitions and in supporting their teams in building their knowledge and confidence to put plans into action.
    Networking Lunch
    Buffett lunch and informal networking.
    Workshop: Lego serious play
    Explore the challenges of minimising carbon emissions in construction in an innovative and surprising way? In this workshop we delve into the world of sustainable building practices in an immersive session using LEGO bricks. This hand-on workshop will focus on the theme of retrofit in construction in a fun, creative and collaborative style. Using our imaginations and Lego bricks we will discuss and reflect upon the challenges and opportunities of sustainable development in construction.
    Real world success stories - Stagg Architects
    • Ben Stagg
    Ben will be sharing his story about 10 – 11 Clerkenwell Green, London.
    Closing remarks - CIOB
    • Amanda Williams BSc (Hons) FIEMA CEnv.
    CIOB - Head of Environmental Sustainability. How does the CIOB position retrofit within the wider work they are doing on sustainability; highlight some of the relevant resources available on retrofit such as our new Technical Information Publication, CPD and the CIOB Academy Closing remarks and call to action.