London Seminar Programme
The European Forum for Sustainable Property Development
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors,
12 Great George Street,
Parliament Square,
London SW1P 3AD

April 6th 2005

This is the first seminar being held by ESPRO, an Anglo-Swedish initiative to promote sustainability in property development in Europe. This free seminar beings together key speakers from across Europe to address some of the key issues in how the property industry can respond to the challenge of sustainable development. The seminar will also lay out the pans for the development of ESPRO.

8.30 Registration

9.15 Welcome to the Seminar
Robert Windborne, Chairman of ESPRO and The Windborne International Group
Ann Heywood, Chairman of the RICS Sustainability Commission
Andres Muld, Head of Sustainable Energy Solutions, Swedish Energy Agency

9.40 Liz Peace, Chief Executive, British Property Federation
Beating the Bottom Line – the Business Case for Sustainable Development
10.20 Claudine Blamey, Corporate Responsibility Executive, British Land Plc
Sustainable Development – a Priority for British Land

10.50 Coffee Break

11.10 Eric Ponthieu, Head of Sector: Urban Sustainability and Cultural Heritage, European Commission, Brussels
R&D in Support of the EU Sustainability Strategy.

11.50 Yogesh Kumar, Head of Secretariat, National Board of Housing, Building and Planning (DOE), Sweden
Dialogue Instead of Legislation

12.30 Simone Schaerer, Equity Analyst, SAM: Sustainable Asset Management,
(A Partner with the Dow Jones Sustainability Index ), Switzerland
The Importance of Sustainability in the Real Estate Analysis

13.15 Lunch Break

14.30 Julie Hirigoyen, Director, Upstream (Coordinators: Property Environment Group), UK

Sustainability in the UK Private Property Sector

15.10 Alan Shingler, Director of Sustainability and Urban Regeneration and Keith Boxer, Director of Sustainability, Sheppard Robson, Architects, UK

Envisioning, Implementing and Measuring Sustainable Design – Some Case Studies

15.50 Professor Göran Hellström, Lunds Technical University, Sweden
Hans-Göran Göransson, Technical Director, FNV Corporation, Sweden
Sustainable and Cost Effective Hybrid Systems for Heating and Cooling in Buildings – Some Case Studies .

16.30 Question Time

17.00 Conclusion of the Seminar