Henry Daysh Building, Newcastle University
_shift 2022 was created to be the first in a series of annual events hosted by Space Group to showcase the decarbonisation of the built environment and the value of innovation in the industry. Over 200 delegates registered to be part of the inaugural event held at the award winning Henry Daysh Building at Newcastle University. Speakers joined from all over the UK and Sweden to address climate change being a global challenge and how the construction and property sectors could improve their impact on reducing carbon in developing and operating buildings.
The event was a resounding success; attendees relished in the opportunity to debate and discuss issues to make a pledge for change with Space Group committing to making the event an annual fixture to maintain the momentum created. BeaconHouse Events worked with Space Group to gather an A-Team of speakers including Chris Hines MBE Hon.D.Sc., A Grain of Sand, Founding Member of Surfers Against Sewage and Former Sustainability Director of the Eden Project; Håkan Nordkvist, Former Head of Sustainability Innovation, IKEA Group; James Pellatt, Director of Innovation, GPE; Helen Kerrigan, Policy Lead Specialist, Newcastle City Council and Scott Bush, Founder, CTO and Sustainability Lead at Low Carbon Materials.
_Shift gave us an opportunity to really stretch our own sustainable practices with event delivery. We used TRACE to measure our own event carbon footprint from concept to delivery – every single element of the event was considered with the mind of reducing our environmental impact, from transport, delegate travel, signage, catering, AV, suppliers and exhibition stands.
“Thanks again for looking after us…the feedback I have had from delegates has been fantastic. I’ve done a few of these as you know, and I think this is the most positive response we have had.”
Rob Charlton | CEO, Space Group