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17:30 - 19:00 12 June 2013

Inaugural George Henderson Memorial Lecture: 'Improving building performance: Sparing no expense to get something on the cheap?'


Christopher Ingold XLG2 Auditorium | 20 Gordon Street (link Map)
WC1H 0AJ | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

Speaker information

Bill Bordass, Bill is research and policy adviser to the Usable Buildings Trust charity, which collects and disseminates information on building performance and its implications. He has contributed to over 200 publications including energy consumption guides, the Soft Landings Framework (2009) and the Special Issue of Building Research & Information on New Professionalism (2013). He recently received an OBE for services to architecture, engineering and sustainable development.

Bill Bordass will be presenting the Inaugural George Henderson Memorial Lecture at the UCL Energy Institute. At this event Bill will address why the quest for more sustainable, lower-energy buildings seems to be turning into a complicated, expensive and bureaucratic obstacle race; and what we might do to change this. As one of the UK’s leading buildings performance evaluation experts, Bill will share his extensive experience to identify what works and what needs attention.

Following the talk, Steve Selkowitz, Head of the Commercial Building Systems Group at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, California, will respond to Bill’s points. The audience will also have the opportunity to ask Bill questions both in the lecture room and informally during drinks afterwards.

This event will be chaired by Professor Tadj Oreszczyn, Director of the UCL Energy Institute.


Ellie Jones
+44 (0)207 679 9027 | Energy-events@ucl.ac.uk



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