IORMA Webinar: Sustainable Buildings

IORMA Webinar: Sustainable Buildings

17 June 2021

Can innovative energy efficient design help to reduce the 40% of all energy resources consumed by buildings? Our experts will identify some of the possible innovations.

The rate of global warming has rapidly accelerated in the last few decades with a predicted increase in UK temperatures of up to 4.2 C in winter, and 5.4 C, in summer by 2070. The UK has set a target, enshrined in law, to bring all its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to net zero by 2050.

Introducing effective energy-efficient retrofit programmes for existing buildings and developing long-term low energy building strategies for the new building stock would help achieve the national targets.

A video of this Webinar appears below:


Carl Callaghan

Carl Callaghan, Head of Architecture and Arts Department, University of East London

Carl grew up in Ghana in West Africa and read Architecture in Bristol and Cambridge Universities.

After qualification, he joined Ahrends Burton and Koralek as a project architect and worked on a wide range of award-winning buildings in the UK and abroad. He has taught post graduate Architecture at UCL, the Bartlett, and the University of East London.   He has extensive experience of sustainable Architecture in both the academic and world contexts.

He runs an architecture practice alongside his role as Head of Architecture and Visual Art at the University of East London.


Anna Hollyman, Sustainability Adviser, UK Green Buildings Council

Anna Hollyman

Anna is a sustainability advisor and architect with 20 years’ experience working in the UK, HK & China, most recently leading the London studio of a commercial practice. Always advocating for sustainable design solutions, after seeing the scale and impact of development in China, Anna recognised that incremental changes were insufficient and that we need a cultural shift in our relationship with the environment. She completed a MSc exploring the effect physical environments have on our well-being, society’s attitudes and environmental behaviour, and now leads bespoke learning courses at UKGBC.

Dr Craig Robertson

Dr Craig Robertson, Associate & Head of Sustainability, AHMM

Craig joined AHMM in 2014 and is an architect, researcher and teacher with expertise in environmental design and engineering. He completed his PhD at the UCL Energy Institute focusing on the potential for energy consumption information to inform and justify strategic and detailed building design decisions. Craig is responsible for AHMM’s sustainability agenda and leads the building performance team. Craig’s current research focusses on the relationships between architecture, performance, place and investment. He is an invited environmental design tutor at the Bartlett School of Architecture, lectures in Sustainable Design and sits on the London Borough of Haringey’s Quality Review Panel.

Heba Elsharkawy

Heba Elsharkawy, Reader in Architecture, Cluster Leader Architecture and Design, University of East London

A trained architect in the MENA region, Heba holds a PhD in Environmental Design (University of Nottingham, UK). She is a leading researcher in the area of environmental design and sustainability. She has published more than 38 peer reviewed articles, mostly in high-impact journals and conferences. She has recently been Principal Investigator to a British Council funded project; Building Capacity for Sustainable Development of the Built Environment and is currently working with Newham Council on potential retrofit strategies of their social housing building stock.

Dr Asif Din RIBA

Dr Asif Din RIBA, Sustainability Director, Perkins & Will

Asif has raised the profile of carbon proficiency in the practice which includes a costed Net Zero Carbon Report at the end of concept design for all projects. He has also been involved in expanding the sustainability remit within designs as part of the ‘Living Design’ initiative.

Asif is an Architect with over 20 years’ experience in delivering Zero Operation Carbon design projects. Notably BedZED and Jubilee Wharf in Penryn, Cornwall. He has worked in the UK and abroad in China and the Middle East.

Sam Turner

Sam Turner, Director of Resilient Works CIC

Sam founded Resilient works in October 2020 to conduct projects that build and disseminate knowledge of low energy and regenerative design. Working with organisations and individuals, he facilitates greater climate literacy and more appropriate construction of our built environment.

He is an Associate Lecturer at Central Saint Martins, sits on the Climate Framework committee and has worked as a Project Architect on new build, refurbishment and conservation projects across the UK. In the Architects Climate Action Network (ACAN) he has coordinated the Existing Buildings, Carbon Literacy and Events Groups, and is currently the Movement Support Coordinator on the Steering Group and has represented them at architecture festivals, and symposiums across Europe.   

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