The objective is clear - as called for in the Paris Agreement, we need to halve carbon emissions by 2030 and reach net zero by 2050. Collectively, as leaders in sustainability, the world is counting on us to put the brakes on climate change.
In order to reach those targets, it’s critical we address the biggest CO2 producers with effective actions to accelerate decarbonisation now. In this session, Schneider Electric and Landsec will share our vision on how we can achieve decarbonisation with our path to net zero buildings.
Kas Mohammed is the Vice President of the Digital Buildings division at Schneider Electric in the UK and Ireland. His team work within both new and existing buildings across Commercial Real Estate, Healthcare, Life Sciences and Education segments to deliver systems which ensure optimal efficiency and user comfort across all stages of the building life cycle. Kas is passionate about improving sustainability across the built environment and reducing carbon emissions in our sector.
Neil Pennell is Head of Design Innovation & Property Solutions at Landsec, one of the UK’s leading property companies. He is responsible for the design and development of innovative, environmentally sustainable and technically excellent buildings.
Neil is a senior thought leader specialising in technical and innovative solutions for Landsec’s current and future portfolio, acting as a trusted adviser to the senior executive team.
He is charged with providing strategic advice to the business on sustainable building design, smart building technology and innovative procurement and construction processes to ensure Landsec retains its leadership position in the real estate sector.
This involves a wide remit to drive innovation and the application of new technology, including Net Zero Carbon buildings, AI, advanced building analytics, Internet of Things, BIM, P-DfMA, modern methods of construction, smart building and Prop Tech solutions.
Neil is an advocate of sustainable buildings, renewable energy technologies and intelligent building design. His goal is to create amazing buildings for people; to live, work, shop and enjoy their leisure time.
Neil sits on the Board of the British Council of Offices (BCO) and chairs the Technical Affairs Committee which is responsible for producing the BCO’s industry leading technical publications. He is also chair of the Buildings Clients Group, a director of the Better Buildings Partnership and a member of the Construction Productivity Task Force.