The Education Estates Digital Conference is being held virtually this year due to Covid-19 restrictions and all of the talks are available online.
Noviun have 4 speakers this year, our Technical Director Alastair Mallett will be speaking about ‘Sustainable Learning Environments’ under the Building Performance Stream whilst Associate Giancarlo Pesiri and Architect Sophie Saarinen will be discussing ‘Good Estate Management’.
Senior Architect Zane Putne will be participating in a talk about Wellbeing surrounding ‘Stress reduction in design for SEN Schools’.
This will be the first occasion in which Noviun have participated in speaking at the Education Estates.
Last year Noviun were awarded for the Inspiring Learning Environment for our West Thornton Primary Academy project whilst also being shortlisted for Architectural Practice of the Year.
As a partner for the conference Rory Kennedy, Director of Capital,
Department for Education (DfE) had this to say:
“The Department for Education is pleased to continue its long-standing involvement in Education Estates®. Our vision is to provide world-class education, training and care for everyone, whatever their background. It will make sure that all children and young people have the chance to reach their potential and live a more fulfilled life. Investment in the school and college estate is crucial to transforming education for thousands of pupils, and the recent announcement by the Prime Minister of an ambitious, ten-year rebuilding programme – along with planned investment in FE colleges being brought forward – represents a step-change in this endeavour.
As the genuine need to replace many school buildings with modern, energy efficient designs is recognised in this way, Education Estates® is a key event for us to engage and share our plans with the industry and gain its feedback. At this year’s Education Estates® Digital Week, we will be contributing to several of the key themes, including: capital, condition, building performance, good estate management, modern methods of construction, zero carbon and more. The DfE Sustainability Award will be announced at the Education Estates® Digital Awards Ceremony, recognising and celebrating the best in education buildings’ operation and management. So, join my colleagues and I at Education Estates® Digital Week and discover the future of learning environments.”
You can register to listen to all the talks at this years conference here, https://www.educationestates.com/register-your-place.