Join us for this hybrid morning event to discuss the role of buildings in sustainable development. Free to Future Leap members & open to allAbout this eventWith the built environment contributing to around 40% of the UK's total carbon footprint, it is paramount that we use technology and innovation to better our buildings and futureproof our cities.How can we make our built infrastructure more efficient? What can we learn about the move towards "smart" buildings? How do we integrate people into new technology?Find out more at this hybrid business breakfast with University of Bristol.More speakers and information to be announced.Future Leap offers a spacious, covid-compliant event space with MHVR air conditioning units which take out old air and bring new air in. We also have reduced our capacity so you can be mindful of each other's space. We ask all physical attendees to take a lateral flow test before arriving.Chris Jones, Sustainability Manager (Energy), University of BristolChris will talk about the principles of BEMS (Building and Energy Management System), the move towards 'smart' buildings and how this is part of the solution to reducing carbon. There will be a live demonstration of the University of Bristol’s BEMS system.Agenda08:00 – 08:20 - Registration, Breakfast and Networking [Plus Virtual Attendees Networking Session]08:20 - 08:30 - Introduction by Future Leap08:30 - 08:45 – Chris Jones, Sustainability Manager (Energy), University of Bristol08:45 – 08:55 – Q&A08:55 - 09:10 – Speaker TBA09:10 - 09:20 - Q&A09:20 - 09:25 - 60 Second Pitches09:25 - 09:30 - Close09:30 – 10:00 – Optional Networking & Tea/Coffee [Plus Virtual Attendees Networking Session till 09:45]Meet The Speakers!Chris Jones, Sustainability Manager (Energy), University of BristolInitially a controls engineer, Chris Jones has been involved in energy management for over 30 years initially with British Telecom and now with the University of Bristol, a role that also involves managing the Building Energy Management System (BEMS), the automatic control of buildings.