Achieving Net Zero: Keynote Presentation
Monday 1 November

IAT Event Details

Date Monday 1 November
Title Achieving Net Zero: Keynote Presentation
Speaker Kirsten Henson KLH Sustainability
Event Type Online - using Zoom
Time 12:00-13:00
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More details IAT and IQ Digital Conference on environmental and sustainability issues affecting the mineral products sector.

Kirsten will provide an overview of the sustainability context of the built environment.

She will discuss the role mineral products have to play in driving sustainability forward and lay down some challenges to our membership to open up a debate on how we can best support a sustainable world.

Kirsten Henson is the founding Director of KLH Sustainability, a sustainable built environment consultancy based in London. She has contributed to various masterplans, corporate strategies and research over her 20-year career as well as implementing sustainability innovation on numerous award-winning projects including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, the Centre for Sustainable Chemistry (University of Nottingham), innocent’s net-zero factory and St James’s Market (The Crown Estate).

Kirsten is an independent technical advisor to the International Olympic Committee, providing advice on the sustainable design and construction of temporary and permanent facilities to Olympic and Winter Olympic Organising Committees. Closer to home she sits on several Independent Design Review Panels including High Speed 2, and the London Boroughs of Camden, Euston and Epping Forest.

She is the co-convenor of the University of Cambridge’s recently launched on-line short course: Sustainable Real Estate and is a regular lecturer at numerous Universities. Kirsten holds two masters degrees from the University of Cambridge in Engineering and Engineering for Sustainable Development. In part due to her civil engineering background, Kirsten’s technical focus is on materials sustainability, encompassing embodied carbon, circular economy and supply chains.